Benefits Assistance

Boost Your Budget artwork.  Help with utilities, groceries, Medicare coverage, prescriptions

How Can We Help?

Benefit specialists help answer questions and solve problems related to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, other health insurances and public benefits for:

  • People age 60 and older
  • Adults (age 18 to 59) with a physical or cognitive disability or a mental illness.

Depending on the individual’s circumstances, benefit specialists can help you to:

  • Understand, access and apply for public benefits
  • Apply, appeal and advocate for Social Security Disability
  • Access health care
  • Learn about Social Security work incentives and rules
  • Navigate the process and represent you when benefits are denied

Services are free and confidential:

Our staff provides guidance on the following topics:

  • Advance Directives
  • BadgerCare Plus
  • Civil Rights
  • Cobra
  • Consumer Protection
  • Debt Collection
  • Emergency Food Assistance and Community Programs
  • Employer Pension or Retirement Benefits
  • Estate Recovery and Liens
  • FoodShare
  • Guardianship
  • Health Insurance, Employer Group Policy
  • Health Insurance, Individual Policy (Marketplace and Non-marketplace plans
  • Home & Community-Based Services Waivers
  • Homeowner Assistance
  • Housing Disputes - private landlord/owner
  • Housing Disputes - subsidized or Public Housing
  • Immigration and Citizenship
  • Income Insurance Programs
  • Indian Health Services
  • Institutional Medicaid
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD)
  • Medicare Supplemental Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
  • Railroad Disability Benefits
  • Railroad Retirement Benefits
  • SeniorCare
  • Social Security Auxiliary Benefits
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Social Security Retirement Benefits
  • SSDI/SSI Work Incentive Provisions - Post Eligibility
  • SSI - E
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Taxes
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Utility Assistance
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Benefits
  • Vocational Counseling and Rehabilitation
  • Wisconsin Chronic Disease Programs
  • Wisconsin Works

Please contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 262-605-6646 for further information.