Exit Site
  • + languages
    • idiomas
    • ñÚÙËÉ
    • cov lus
    • lus Nplog
    • áÛÇÊ
  • Need Help?
  • facebook
  • search
Home : Services : Government/Public Benefits (Welfare) and Health Law

Government/Public Benefits (Welfare) and Health Law

ATTENTION: Legal Action is limiting operations in reponse to the COVID-19 emergency. Please see details on our COVID-19 / Coronavirus Response Plan page under the "Contact us" heading. 

Our Government and Public Benefits Priority Committee (formerly known as the "Welfare" Priority Committee) helps low-income people get and keep government benefits.  These benefits help people meet their most basic needs:  food, shelter, and income.  Our goals are to:

  • Secure and maintain an adequate income for families and individuals
  • Get supportive services that help people work 
  • Help disabled people get and keep an income
  • Ensure that all children and adults have health insurance and health care

Most often, our Government and Public Benefits Priority Committee handles the following types of cases:

  • W-2 denials or sanctions
  • Disability cases (SSI/SSD-I)
  • Energy Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Foster care assistance and Kinship Care
  • Child care and day care assistance
  • Food stamps
  • Health insurance such as Title 19 and BadgerCare
  • Job training or education

If you are a low-income person and you are having trouble with any public benefit program or government health insurance program, contact the nearest Legal Action office.