Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume II: Detailed Summary Tables of Benefits Access Efforts. Wisconsin ACCESS (ACCess to Eligibility Support Services)



This effort involves streamlined eligibility and a web-based application tool. It leverages concepts from PA COMPASS developed by PA Department of Public Welfare in consultation with Deloitte. In addition to screening and applying online, clients can also submit redeterminations, track their benefits, and update personal information in their electronic file.

Key benefit programs

TANF; SNAP; Medicaid; WIC; federal child care assistance

Other benefit programs

Prescription drug assistance; emergency food assistance, state energy assistance and state life insurance

Key technological components

Online application that can be sent electronically; online screener/benefits calculator

Other key components

Outreach conducted by for-profit or nonprofit partners; application assistance

Target population

General low-income population

Geographic reach


State/s (abbreviation)


Locality (cities or counties)


Selected sources of information

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