Resources

Advocacy Resources

ARC Wisconsin – Provide support and resources to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Board on Aging and Long-Term Care – provides protection and advocacy services to people 60 years and older who are consumers of Wisconsin’s Long Term Care programs.

Disability Rights WI – Helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise.

Greater Wisconsin Agency of Aging on Aging Resources: Deliver innovative support to lead aging agencies as we work together to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of older people in Wisconsin.

InControl Wisconsin –  Partners with individuals and families, advocacy groups, government agencies, and many other community partners to promote Self-Determination and Self-Directed Supports.

Wisconsin Board for People with Disabilities – Advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities to become independent, productive, and included in all facets of community life.

Employment Laws & Regulations Resources

Department of Workforce Development – Provides job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.

Employment Resources Inc. – Provides services and training advancing the employment goals of people with disabilities; employment and benefits counseling services, consultation, training and technical assistance to employers and other agencies.

Home Care Guide (PDF Download) – This guide is about your responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA is the federal law that gives most workers in the United States minimum wage and overtime pay protections.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Tax laws, forms and instructions.

  • IRS 2014 – 7 Notice – individual care providers receiving payments under a qualifying state Medicaid program as defined in IRS Notice 2014-7 for care are not required to report income earned under this program. Federal and state income taxes should not be withheld from paycheck.
  • IRS 2014-7 Medicaid Waiver FAQ – Individual care provider questions and answers.

US Department of Labor – Support wage earners, job seekers, and retirees; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Long Term Care/General Resources

Administration for Community Living – By funding services and supports we help  older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

Aging and Disability Resource Center – The first stop for accurate, unbiased information related to aging or living with a disability.

CARE WI – CARE WI is a managed care organization providing insurance benefits for frail elders and adults with disabilities to get health and long term care and support services they need.they need.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Protecting Medicare and Medicaid Programs from fraud, waste and abuse.

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CompassWisconsin: ThresholdThe first stop for accurate, unbiased information and a unified point of intake, application and eligibility determination for Wisconsin Children’s Long-Term Support Programs.

Dane County Human Services – Provides a vast array of social services to Dane County residents in need.

DVA local, state and Federal resources – Beyond the benefits and services that the WDVA operates, we provide Wisconsin veterans and their families access to information and other available resources within the State of Wisconsin and nationally.

Family Care – A comprehensive and flexible long-term care service system, promoting independence and quality of life, while recognizing the need for support.

iCare – Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) is a managed care organization providing insurance benefits for people with disabilities and low-income Wisconsin residents.

Long Term Care and Support – Long-term care is any service or support that you may need because of a disability, getting older, or a chronic illness that limits your ability to do the things that are part of your daily routine. This includes things such as bathing, getting dressed, making meals, going to work, and paying bills.

My Choice – My Choice Family Care is a managed care organization providing insurance benefits for seniors and adults with disabilities to deliver completely custom services that put members in charge of their health and independence.

National Department and Veterans Affairs – Access and manage your VA benefits and health care.

National Veterans Foundation – Support veterans and their families who are enduring a crisis or who have a critical need for help.

Social Security Administration – Financial protection for people with retirement, disability and survivor’s benefits.

Veterans Affairs – Home and Community Based Services – Various services to help Veterans who are chronically ill or disabled of any age remain in their homes.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Oversees a variety of funding programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Veterans – Oversees a variety of funding programs for Wisconsin Veterans.

Wisconsin Veterans – Provides grants and a variety of services to eligible Wisconsin veterans and their families.

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“Partnering with FA was critical to the growth of the SDS program in Dane County. The flexibility to meet the needs of the system while maintaining the personal contact with our participants allowed the program to grow from 25 participants to 1200.

Dan Rossiter, Dane County Human Services (ret.)