Medicaid Application Instructions

If you are living in Wisconsin and you need Medicaid benefits, you will have abundant options at your disposal to apply for the benefits. Follow any of the routes below to start your application for benefits.

Apply online

You can apply online for Medicaid benefits in Wisconsin by visiting Alternatively, you can visit ForwardHealth portal to start your online application.

Apply by phone

You can also apply for Wisconsin Medicaid by phone. Dial 1-800-318-2596 to initiate your application for benefits.

Apply by mail

You can easily send your Medicaid application by mail. You can download the application form from this link.

Print the downloaded application and send it to an appropriate address depending on where you live in Wisconsin. Use this tool to find the address for mail according to your county of residence.

Apply in person

Finally, you can submit an application for Wisconsin Medicaid in person by visiting your local Wisconsin Income Maintenance Agency. To find an office of an agency near your residence, you can use this map.

Eligibility Requirements

Medicaid in Wisconsin covers almost everyone under the poverty line without expanding the Medicaid under the ACA. Here are the Medicaid categories.

- Children

- Parents and caretakers

- Elderly and disabled

- Pregnant women

Income eligibility

In order to receive Medicaid benefits, you will need to meet the income guidelines set by the state.

- For children, the income limits for Medicaid benefits in Wisconsin is set to 300% of the FPL.

- Pregnant women can qualify for Medicaid benefits if their household income is up to 300% of the FPL.

- For adults falling under any Medicaid category, the income limit is set at 100% of the FPL.