Benefit Specialist Program
Benefit Specialist Program assists
persons 60 years of age or older who may need assistance in securing public
or private benefits. The Benefit Specialist provides information to seniors
regarding their benefits. The Benefit Specialist also suggests alternative
actions that seniors can take to secure benefits. The Benefit Specialist
also helps to appeal denials of benefits, advocates on behalf of seniors,
and makes appropriate referrals to other agencies and organizations.
The Benefit Specialist is continually
trained and monitored by attorneys knowledgeable in elder law, and all
information is kept strictly confidential.
The Benefit Specialist Program is supported
with state, federal and county funds. Persons assisted by the program are
encouraged to make a donation towards the cost of the service. All donated
funds are used to expand the service to other seniors.
To talk with the Benefit Specialist about a
benefit issue, call 262-741-3200 or send
an e-mail to