February 19 Wisconsin Programs Eligibility Policy Updates Stakeholder Call: Public Charge

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Updates for local agencies, community-based organizations, and providers who provide assistance to members of Wisconsin's health and nutrition public assistance programs.

Stakeholder Call Series: Wisconsin Programs Eligibility Policy Updates

February 19, 2020: Public Charge

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recently started a new stakeholder call series to provide information about eligibility policy updates and rule changes affecting Wisconsin programs, such as FoodShare and Medicaid.

Next Stakeholder Call Information

  • Date: Wednesday, February 19, at 12 p.m.
  • Topic: Public charge. Everyone's situation is different, but in some cases getting health care benefits, long-term care services, FoodShare, cash benefits, or housing assistance could have an impact on whether an immigrant will be able to get a green card or change their immigration status. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to implement a new federal rule relating to this policy, called “public charge,” starting February 24, 2020.
  • Call-in information: Call 877-820-7831, and use access code 361278.
  • Email us with questions about the call.

Further Information

  • For more information about the call series, including frequently asked questions from prior calls, visit our new stakeholder call series webpage.
  • DHS is starting with bi-weekly calls, and then will continue the stakeholder call series on an as needed basis to provide additional policy updates. Information about the next call will be provided prior to its scheduling.