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Automatically generated letters will say no benefits are available in March because of federal government shutdown

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) says FoodShare members should be aware that some letters they receive will say they are getting no benefits in March due to the federal government shutdown.

Our top priority is to ensure the needs of Wisconsin residents are met, and to share information with members, partners, and stakeholders as the situation evolves. DHS continues to work with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to understand the impacts the shutdown may have on March benefits. As FoodShare benefits are 100 percent federally funded, those benefits have not been guaranteed.

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