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Church Unemployment Pay Program (CUPP)

The Church Unemployment Pay Program (CUPP) was developed to assist Wisconsin parishes, schools, and other church employers meet their social justice responsibilities by providing church-funded unemployment coverage for lay employees in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Dioceses of La Crosse, Madison, and Superior.

CUPP has a new website,, and all applications for benefits must now be submitted by qualified applicants using the new secure online portal.

The website provides detailed Program information, Frequently Asked Questions, and a contact form for further inquiries. CUPP administrative services can be reached at the following:

Church Unemployment Pay Program
106 E. Doty St., Suite 300*
Madison, WI 53703
Fax: 608-257-0376

* Please note the new CUPP mailing and location address effective July 1, 2021.  Mail directed to the old address will be forwarded to the new address through July 31, 2021.

Although temporary employer closures do not fall under the administration of this Program, in this time of uncertainty, CUPP staff and its leadership join with the faithful in prayer for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • CUPP is governed by an interdiocesan board through the Wisconsin Catholic Conference.

  • The Diocese of Green Bay administers its own unemployment program.