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Caretaker Supplement

Wisconsin’s Caretaker Supplement (CTS) is meant to help disabled parents care for their children. Parents who currently receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be eligible for CTS. You can apply by calling our Call Center at 888-794-5722 to request a paper application, apply over the phone, or request an in-person appointment. You can also apply online through ACCESS.

You can also find printable versions of our applications by clicking here.

For more information on Caretaker Supplement, check out our links to the right:

Caretaker Supplement

The Department of Human Services information site, including additional languages. Click here

For information on eligibility, Click here

For additional information about SSI, visit the Social Security Administration website:

Social Security Administration (SSA)

For more information on Supplemental Security Income, Click here

For information regarding how the SSA determines disability, Click here

If you believe someone is misusing their benefits in any, but not limited to, the following ways, you can report fraud:

  • Billing Medicaid for services/equipment not provided.
  • Filing a false application for a DHS-funded assistance program such as
    Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, WIC or FoodShare.
  • Trafficking of FoodShare benefits (trading the benefit card for cash, tobacco
    or alcohol, or buying ineligible non-food items).
  • Crime/misconduct/mismanagement by a DHS employee/official or contractor.

Click here to be taken to the Department of Human Services Fraud webpage.

Four Ways to

Apply for Benefits:

Apply online 24/7 with ACCESS by clicking the link above. Also available in Spanish.


Our call center specialists will connect you with an interpreter available in many different languages!


When scheduling a face-to-face appointment, please let our call center specialists know if you need an interpreter present at your appointment.

Call to request a paper application be sent to you:


You can also find a complete listing of printable applications in our available languages here:

Application Language Listings

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