February 19 Stakeholder Call: Public Charge Follow Up

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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 Follow Up

As a follow up to Wednesday's stakeholder call, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is sharing some additional resources regarding public charge.

The federal government has changed the public charge rule with a start date of February 24, 2020. Public charge may affect some immigrants who use certain public benefits, such as BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, and FoodShare. For more information about public charge, visit Covering Wisconsin.

Upcoming Public Charge Webinar

The Wisconsin Collaboration on Immigrants and Public Benefits is offering a free live webinar on public charge at 12 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020. This 40-minute webinar is for professionals who work directly with immigrant communities and will include:

  • Simplified information about public charge and how it affects immigrants who use public benefits.
  • Resources to help consumers.
  • 20 minutes for questions at the end of the webinar.

Next Stakeholder Call Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 4, at 12 p.m.
  • 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 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.