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. Callthe ADRC (920) 448-4300
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.
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.
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.