No February 2021 Per Capita

By Ardith Van Riper

     The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative Branch announced on January 5 that there would be no February per capita distribution.  Tribal members are encouraged to apply for the general welfare payments, also known as HELP, if they have not done so already.

     Due to limited net gaming revenue, there was not enough to fund a regular quarterly per capita at previous levels.

     Additionally, the Legislative Branch’s announcement displayed a summary of the Tribal Revenue Allocation Plan.

     “As the economy begins to stabilize and recover, there is a greater likelihood of approving and issuing a per capita payment next fiscal year,” stated the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative Branch Facebook post.  

     The next fiscal year begins mid-way through 2021.  Decisions beyond the February distribution have not been made.

     HELP stands for Ho-Chunk Nation Economic Legacy Project.  The Legislature established this project to achieve a social benefit and promote the Nation’s general welfare.  This project uses the tribe’s NPD funding.

     The HELP payments are $700 and scheduled for monthly distribution from January through June.

     Eligible applicants are enrolled members of the Ho-Chunk Nation and 18 years (within the month of disbursement) or older.

     Applications are located at  The Department of Treasury also has a helpline at 715-284-7720 extensions 11223 or 11215 for any questions.