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Who is Eligible for Disability Benefits Specialist Services?

  • The Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS) Program is a service of Wisconsin's Aging and Disability Resource Centers.
  • Disability benefit specialist provide services to people ages 18-59 with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • There is no charge for disability benefit specialist services.

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 cases, 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?

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

 

 

 

information and assistance

Local Contact Information
ADRC of Rock County
1900 Center Ave
Janesville, WI 53546
608-741-3600
Toll-Free 855-741-3600
Email ADRC@co.rock.wi.us

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