Keeping SSI-Medicaid During the Pandemic

Since Wisconsin has been keeping people continuously enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID public health emergency, your Medicaid benefits will continue, even if you have a change that otherwise would have impacted your eligibility. This includes people enrolled in SSI-Medicaid, even if the SSI portion ends! If you were eligible for health care benefits on or after March 18, 2020, you will keep them until you are notified of a termination or renewal date. We explain.

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Read the Memo from the State of WI:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/member-update-2021-06.pdf

If you get SSI, you still need to report changes to the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration website at says what types of changes you need to report.

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You need to report changes to where you are living to the Wisconsin State SSI Unit at 800-362-3002.

You will not lose Medicaid benefits during the federal public health emergency. If you have questions about your eligibility or want to stop getting your health care benefits, please call the Wisconsin State SSI Unit at 800-362-3002.

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