What qualifies as low income in Wisconsin?
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, which runs the state’s FoodShare program, low income for a single person household in 2018 is 100 percent of FPL or $1005 per month. For a household of four people low income is $2,050 per month. For a household of ten it’s $4,142 per month.
What is the income limit for state insurance in Wisconsin?
For a single person that limit is $11,880 per year and for a couple, it is $16,020. Pregnant women with an income at or below 300 percent of the FPL may also be eligible. It’s important to note that even with BadgerCare Plus, this health insurance coverage is not free for low income adults.
What happens if you don’t have health insurance in Wisconsin?
This is called the “ individual mandate.” There is a grace period through March 31, 2014. Beginning in 2014, the penalty for not having qualifying coverage is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child or 1% of your taxable income, whichever is higher (up to $285 per family).
How do I get housing assistance in Wisconsin?
To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA). Some PHAs have long waiting lists, so you may want to apply at more than one PHA. Your PHA can also give you a list of locations at which your voucher can be used.
What are the poorest counties in WI?
Wisconsin’s Ashland County is the state’s poorest, with a median annual household income of $42,510, compared to a state median of $61,747. Among the county’s 15,600 residents, 17.4% live below the poverty line, compared to 11.3% of state residents and 13.4% of Americans.