Economic Support

The Economic Support Staff of Sawyer County partners with the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium, which is responsible for the public assistance administration in twelve Wisconsin Counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood.

Please direct all calls, questions, and applications through the call/change center (1-888-794-5722) or To apply or find out if you are eligible for FoodShare, BadgerCare, Medicaid, or Child Care Subsidy, please contact:

The Northern Income Maintenance Consortium
Phone: 1-888-794-5722

For additional information, check out our website at:   

Send all verification items or paper applications to:

Centralized Document Processing Unit
PO Box 5234
Janesville, WI 53547-5234
Faxed to: 1-855-293-1822

To view our nondiscrimination statement, please click the following link:

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) 

Please call us at 715-634-4806 to schedule an appointment. 

For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Programs website.