Disability & Elder Benefit Specialists

With so many public and private assistance programs available, it can get confusing for people to understand programs such as Medicare, Medical Assistance, Social Security retirement, and disability benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, FoodShare, and other legal, housing, and financial assistance programs.

Aging and Disability Resource Center's Disability Benefit Specialists and Elder Benefit Specialists can help take the confusion out of these programs and help cut through the "red tape." They will help determine which programs you may be entitled to, help with the application process, and address any denials that you may have received. These services are free of charge. Elder Benefit Specialists work with people 60 and older; Disability Benefit Specialists work with people ages 18 through 59.

Some programs that Benefit Specialists can assist with include:

  • Medicare (including Medicare Part D)
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
  • Social Security Retirement and Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicare supplement insurance
  • Low-income subsidy
  • SeniorCare
  • FoodShare
  • Prescription drug assistance
  • Housing and utility issues

Please Call Ahead for Benefits Specialist Appointments

To continue to provide efficient and prompt service to as many clients as possible, we encourage people to call the ADRC at 715-346-1401 or 866-920-2525 to make an appointment before coming to the office to see the Elder or Disability Benefit Specialists. This will prevent anyone from having to wait if staff are unavailable, and will help us assist people in a more confidential and timely manner.

BenefitsCheckUp is a powerful, easy-to-use online tool. It can help seniors learn about and enroll in programs that dramatically reduce the cost of prescription drugs, including the new Medicare prescription drug coverage. It can also help them find and enroll in other important government and private company programs. Provided by The National Council on the Aging and developed with the support of the U.S. Administration on Aging and the Department of Health and Human Services, the service has already helped thousands of seniors find the prescription savings programs they need.