We are allowed to take requests regarding FoodShare by telephone. All other requests must be received in writing and must be signed.
You may fill out a Request for Fair Hearing form or simply write us a letter.
If you fail to sign the form or letter we will return it to you for a signature.
Send your request to:
Division of Hearings and Appeals
5005 University Avenue, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53707-7875
Your request should include:
- Your name
- Your mailing address
- A brief description of the problem
- The county or state agency that took the action or denied the service
- A copy of the notice you received from the county or agency if you received a one
- Your case (CARES) number if you have one
- Your signature
If your appeal concerns FoodShare or Medical Assistance benefits and we receive your request before the agency action
takes effect, your benefits will not stop or be reduced while you wait for your hearing. If the hearing determines that
the agency action was correct, you will have to repay your benefits. If you do not want your benefits to continue, please
tell us that in your hearing request.
The Request for Fair Hearing form is available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese Mandarin, German, Hmong, Lao, Russian,
Somali and Spanish.
If you wish to withdraw your request for a hearing, you may use the Voluntary Withdrawal form.