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
- 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
Wisconsin Relay: 711
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Division of Long Term Care
Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
Office for Resource Center Development