Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities




graphic-investigation.jpgI Have a Wisconsin Shares Intentional Program Violation. What do I do?

What is an Intentional Program Violation?

As a result of an investigation, the agency as determined that you intentionally made a false or misleading statement, intentionally misrepresented or withheld facts, or intentionally committed any act in order to receive a level of service from the Wisconsin Shares program that you would not have otherwise ineligible.

The individual shall be denied child care benefits as follows:

  • 6 months for a first intentional program violation
  • 12 months for a second intentional program violation
  • Permanently for a third intentional program violation

What do I do if I don’t agree with the Intentional Program Violation?

You will receive a notice in the mail, explaining the reason why an Intentional Program Violation has been imposed.  If you feel the agency was not correct in its decision, you can request a Fair Hearing by writing to:
Division of Hearing and Appeals
P.O. Box 7875
Madison, WI 53707-7875

You should also contact the individual who imposed your Intentional Program Violation to discuss options for resolution.

What if I need child care while I am in the Appeal process?

If you are currently receiving Wisconsin Shares benefits, you can request a continuation of benefits during the appeals process. This request must be included in your appeal.