Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

  • Unemployment - You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for claimants and employers on the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website
  1. You can file for unemployment here if you have previously filed.  
  2. For new claims, you must first apply.
  • Coronavirus Tax Relief Payment - You can find information about the economic impact payments on the IRS website
  • Financial Resources - The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a page which offers tips about managing your personal finances in these tough times and links to many resources on their website.
  • Small Businesses - can visit the Waukesha County Business Alliance website for information about Cares Act relief and financial assistance for businesses. 

Food Assistance

  • Waukesha County residents can apply for FoodShare, BadgerCare Plus (Health Care), Wisconsin Shares (Child Care) through the website or by calling the Moraine Lakes Consortium at 1-888-446-1239.
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Wisconsin Works (W-2) program offers temporary assistance for needy families. For information visit their website or call the Waukesha County branch at 1-855-485-0001 (Waukesha Co.)
  • The Muskego Food Pantry is located at S81W19150 Apollo Dr. Muskego. Visit their website call 262-679-6448 or email muskegofoodpantry@hotmail.com for more information. 
  • To locate other food pantries, or visit the 211 Wisconsin website and under “Help Starts Here” type “food pantries,”  and enter your zip code and select search. 

Other Assistance Services


  • Shelter & Clothing - 211 Wisconsin offers a community resource directory to find assistance programs and more through their Online Database.
  • Energy Assistance - can be to applied for by contacting Energy Services Inc. at 262-549-9666.
  • InternetSeveral internet service providers are offering free or low-cost internet access options in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. To see a list from the Public Service Commission click here.