Living Independently Through Financial Empowerment (LIFE) Cash Assistance

LIFE Cash Assistance

 

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has closed the application process for the Living Independently Through Financial Empowerment (LIFE) program. Individuals who contacted a local Wisconsin Works (W-2) agency or domestic abuse provider prior to December 17, 2021, will receive communication from the respective agency on their application status. 

While the application process for the LIFE program is now closed, other assistance is available to help domestic violence survivors. To learn more, please visit our Domestic Abuse Information page. 

Funding for the LIFE program was limited and made possible through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The program received strong interest from domestic violence survivors with over 4,000 applications in process, which fulfills the program funding available. The funds are scheduled to be distributed to approved applicants over the coming weeks. 

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