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Economic Support

WREA
As of January 1, 2012 Vernon County is part of the Western Region of Economic Assistance, along with Buffalo, Clark, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, and Trempealeau Counties, to administer public assistance programs in a timely and efficient manner. The goal of Economic Support staff is to assist individuals and families in obtaining benefits with the outcomes of self-sufficiency and enhanced well-being.

The Economic Support staff works with citizens to determine eligibility for public assistance programs including FoodShare, Medical Assistance, and Childcare.


To report changes, schedule a review, or check the status of your case, contact WREA - Western Region For Economic Assistance Call Center.

APPLY FOR BENEFITS:
1. Online ACCESS website
2. MyACCESS Mobile App
3. Mail a paper application: BadgerCarePlus or Medicaid, FoodShare, and Family Planning Only Services
4. Telephone: 1-888-627-0430 during hours of operation listed below.

 WREA  On-Demand Hours:
FoodShare applicants and members, whose case is managed by any of the counties listed above, may call to complete their FoodShare interview without a scheduled appointment during the times listed below:
Monday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Income Maintenance Supervisor: Jesse Wolf

To view the nondiscrimination statement, and for information on filing a complaint of discrimination, click on this link:
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/