Disability Benefit Specialist

The Disability Benefit Specialist Program (DBS)

Disability benefits counseling for adults ages 18 to 59

How Can a Disability Benefit Specialist Help You?

  • Provide accurate information on public and private benefits and programs;
  • Help determine which benefits and programs you may be entitled to;
  • Help you to fill out applications for benefits, programs and services;
  • Talk with you about your choices and the programs or services that might best meet your needs;
  • Provide assistance in obtaining or retaining benefits and services;
  • Provide referrals, assistance and support on other matters including disability rights and the impact of earnings on financial eligibility for public benefits. 
  • In some case, you may receive representation in formal appeals related to denials of eligibility, termination of benefits or overpayment of public and private benefits.

What Programs Can a Disability Benefit Specialist Help With?

Here are some areas and programs the disability benefit specialist can help you with:

  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
  • Social Security Disability (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicare, including Part D
  • Prescription Drug Assistance
  • FoodShare
  • Low-Income Tax Credits
  • Insurance Issues
  • Housing and Utility Issues

 

How to find a Disability Benefit Specialist

Disability benefit specialist services are available at your Local Aging and Disability Resource Center

To learn more about the Disability Benefit Specialist program:

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/benefit-specialist

• Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website at: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/benefit-specialists/index.htm

• or call the Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources at 608-266-2536

 

The Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS) program is a service of Wisconsin’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers.

Disability benefit specialists provide services to people with disabilities ages 18 to 59.

Disability benefit specialists provide information and assistance with public and private benefit programs including application and appeal procedures.

There is no charge for disability benefit specialist services.

How to Reach Your Local Disability Benefit Specialist:

Disability benefit specialist services are available at your local Aging and

Disability Resource Center.

Local Contact Information:

 

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Walworth County

1910 County Road NN

P O Box 1005

Elkhorn, WI  53121

262-741-3400 or 800-365-1587

Fax 262-741-3436

Wisconsin Relay: 711

Email: walcoadrc@co.walworth.wi.us

Website: www.co.walworth.wi.us

 

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Division of Long Term Care

Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources

Office for Resource Center Development

P-23168 (08/2014)