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 DirectivesHousing Disputes - private landlord/ownerSocial Security Auxiliary Benefits
BadgerCare PlusHousing Disputes - subsidized or Public Housing

Social Security Disability Insurance
Civil RightsImmigration and Citizenship

Social Security Retirement Benefits
CobraIncome Insurance Programs

SSDI/SSI Work Incentive Provisions - Post Eligibility
Consumer ProtectionIndian Health Services

Debt CollectionInstitutional Medicaid

Supplemental Security Income
Emergency Food Assistance and Community ProgramsLong-term Care Insurance

Employer Pension or Retirement BenefitsMedicaid for the Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD)

Unemployment Compensation
Estate Recovery and LiensMedicare

Utility Assistance
FoodShareMedicare Supplemental Insurance

Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Benefits
GuardianshipPrescription Drug Assistance Programs

Vocational Counseling and Rehabilitation
Health Insurance, Employer Group PolicyRailroad Disability Benefits

Wisconsin Chronic Disease Programs
Health Insurance, Individual Policy (Marketplace and Non-marketplace plansRailroad Retirement BenefitsWisconsin Works
Home & Community-Based Services WaiversSeniorCare
Homeowner Assistance

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