Most FoodShare Interviews Suspended Until June 30, 2021

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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.

Most FoodShare Interviews Suspended Until June 30, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is continuing to suspend most FoodShare interviews. The suspension, which would have ended December 31, 2020, will now continue through June 30, 2021.

If FoodShare applicants and members provide all the information necessary to process their application or renewal, they may not need to complete an interview with their income maintenance or tribal agency. This includes providing enough information to confirm their identity and meet verification requirements. Information will be confirmed through data exchanges to the extent possible. However, agencies may still contact applicants and members to clarify information, if needed.

Applicants who only provide a name, address, and signature when they apply will still need to complete an interview.

DHS is able to continue this suspension as a result of provisions in the federal Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act. When renewals resume for FoodShare, interviews may again be required.