Benefits Assistance

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. Benefits Assistance brochure (English) (PDF) Benefit Assistance brochure (Spanish) (PDF)

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

Our staff provides guidance on the following topics:

  • 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 and 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
  • Medicare Supplemental Insurance
  • 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 and Disability Resource Center at 262-605-6646 for further information.