NEWCAP BLOGApr 12, 2017
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Judicare Referral Service
The Wisconsin Judicare Program issues cards that are valid for 1 year to enable low-income individuals to access legal services. The Judicare Program assists in the resolution of disputes or legal questions about bankruptcy, Social Security/SSI, family law, health, housing, income maintenance, and Indian Law- as funding is available. Wisconsin Judicare cannot pay for or provide legal services in criminal cases, juvenile matters, fee-generating cases, patents, traffic matters, ordinance violations, and other restricted types of cases.
Clients must live in 1 of the 33 northern-most counties of Wisconsin, be a U.S. citizen or lawful alien, have a total equity of liquid assets no higher than $1,500, and have a total equity of ALL assets (liquid and fixed) no higher than $4,000 for a family of 1 (increased by $500 for each family member). Clients must also have an income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines established for their household size. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this service.
Clients complete an application, which is then forwarded to the Judicare office in Wausau for their approval. All applications are sent into Judicare for approval. Applicants will then receive a determination letter. If approved, a card will be issued and the original application mailed in. Clients are given a list of lawyers at the time of application, who will accept the Judicare card and are responsible for contacting a lawyer.
Newcap assists Judicare by supplying the applications and attorney list. Newcap does not advocate for the client.
You may also visit Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., for further information.