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