Wisconsin Works

Your Future Starts Today

You dream of providing the best for yourself and your family, but it’s hard to do that when you’re not working. If you’re a parent having trouble making ends meet or have a disability that gets in the way of keeping a job, Wisconsin Works can help. Wisconsin Works, or W-2, is a job-based program that provides cash assistance to eligible parents to help you prepare for a career.


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Your best days are ahead

Wisconsin Works is a journey that we’ll take together toward your dreams. Our team is ready to help you develop your potential to thrive in today’s job market. Thousands of customers can tell you that the program works and put them on the path to independence.

How we can help

If you’re a parent in need of cash assistance or you want help finding a job, contact our offices today. Through Wisconsin Works, you may be able to get:

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Caring Career Guidance

Find a career that works for you and your family.


Employer Connections

Network with employers and learn how to showcase your skills.

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Financial Assistance

Get money to support your family while you’re looking for a job.



Help with transportation to interviews and/or work.

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Get real-life experience so you can try a new field and get hired.

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Social Security

We can help you apply for Social Security benefits.

How to Apply

You can apply for Wisconsin Works online or in person at a video kiosk in your county.

  • To apply in person, please call us toll-free at 1-855-733-1311 to arrange an appointment at one of our video kiosks. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may need to wait for scheduled appointments to complete before we can serve you.
  • To apply online, visit our ACCESS page to watch how to get started. Applying online will expedite the enrollment and approval process.
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Activity Logs

You can fill out your W-2 Activity Logs here on our website and send them right to your case manager. Just click on the type of Activity Log you want to complete, fill it out, click submit, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Just the FAQs

What paperwork do I need to bring with me to enroll?

We’ll help you get everything you need during your appointment, so you don’t need to bring any paperwork with you to enroll. These are a few items we will provide when you arrive:

Where do you offer Wisconsin Works?

  • Adams
  • Brown
  • Calumet
  • Columbia
  • Dane
  • Dodge
  • Door
  • Florence
  • Fond du Lac
  • Forest
  • Grant
  • Green
  • Green Lake
  • Iowa
  • Jefferson
  • Juneau
  • Kewaunee
  • Lafayette
  • Langlade
  • Lincoln
  • Manitowoc
  • Marathon
  • Marinette
  • Marquette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Outagamie
  • Portage
  • Price
  • Richland
  • Rock
  • Sauk
  • Shawano
  • Sheboygan
  • Taylor
  • Vilas
  • Waupaca
  • Waushara
  • Winnebago

What if I live in a county you don't serve?

If you live outside our service area, click here to find the provider in your county.

Ready to achieve your dreams?

Don’t wait another minute. Contact us today.

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