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Have Questions? Need Help? Call a Benefit Specialist (920) 448-4300

Benefit Specialists assist persons with a wide variety of benefits and programs that focus on relieving financial stress. They provide information and help determine if persons qualify. They will assist in connecting people to appropriate benefits and explain how to apply. Call the ADRC (920) 448-4300

There are two types of Benefit Specialists:

Elder Benefit Specialists serve persons age 60 years old and older.

Disability Benefit Specialists serve persons age 18 to 59 who have physical or developmental disabilities, mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Benefit Specialists are advocates who can help “cut the red tape” when trying to navigate complex benefit programs.
They:
  • Provide information about programs and help you determine if you are potentially eligible.
  • Explain application processes, helping you understand what is needed and what you can expect with different benefit programs.
  • Advocate with you to help solve problems related to public benefits, insurance companies, medical providers and other benefit-related issues.
  • Review denied benefits and advocate for you when it's determined there has been a potential error.
  • Help you connect with an appropriate agency or other source of assistance.
Many of the benefit issues which seniors and adults with disabilities face are very complex. A Benefit Specialist assesses the situation, provides unbaised information and gives you options so you are able to make an informed choice. Often a phone conversation can be sufficient to provide information and guidance. If not, a Benefit Specialist is available for office appointments or home visits.


Looking for a Elder Benefit Specialist outside of Brown County Wisconsin? You'll find more information about the program and where to find it in other parts of Wisconsin from this website at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Check out the list on the left, under Money Matters-Benefits Specialists for more information by topic.

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  • Elder Benefit Specialist (EBS) Flyer
    Flyer that explains what an Elderly Benefit Specialist can do to take the mystery out of benefits for persons age 60 +

  • Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS) Brochure
    Brochure outlines what Disability Benefit Specialist do to help persons age 18 through 59 who are disabled or applying for disability.

  • Identification ID Theft
    Great, easy to follow checklist of ideas on how to avoid identity theft and get off those pesky marketing lists. Very helpful information for persons who have been financially exploited or know someone who has suffered financial abuse.

  • Affordable Care Act Information for Seniors
    A gallery of videos that explain how the Affordable Care Act improves Medicare for seniors by providing prescription drug discounts, free preventive services, an annual wellness exam and more.

  • Affordable Care Act Information for Adults with Disabilities
    Website with information on how the Affordable Care Act is expanding options for health insurance and making them more affordable for persons with disabilities.

  • Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project
    Funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, this service provides free legal counseling to people of any age or income. This pension counseling project helps you understand your pension rights and claim benefits you have earned, regardless of the type of company you worked for or the type of pension plan involved. This service will also help locate lost pensions throughout your career.
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