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Children whose parents receive caretaker supplement in Wisconsin

Children whose parents receive caretaker supplement

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Why This Indicator Matters

The Caretaker Supplement is a cash benefit available for parents with disabilities. This indicator shows the number of children with parents who receive the benefit. Read more about the Caretaker Supplement.
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Definition and Source



This indicator shows the average number of children (ages birth to 17) whose parents receive the Caretaker Supplement to W-2 (Wisconsin Works) for children living with a parent with a disability. Wisconsin Works is the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program in Wisconsin.

These data are an annual average of the number of children receiving the supplement each month. Starting in 2019, small monthly counts under 10 used to calculate the annual average were redacted for privacy reasons, resulting in some data being listed as an average of "Less than 1."

These data may have been influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in 2020.

Data Source

These data are provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Last Updated

June 2023