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Benefit Specialist

Our Benefit Specialist is a trained expert that assists the elderly with the extensive and complicated paperwork that is often required in private and government benefit programs. The Benefit Specialist can help people access and find out if they are getting all benefits that they are entitled to as senior citizens. Benefit Specialists are continually trained and monitored by attorneys knowledgeable in "Elder Law" issues. Some programs that the Benefit Specialist might assist with include:

Health Insurance and Access
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare A, B, C, and D
  • SeniorCare
  • BadgerCare+ eligibility and adverse decisions (denial or reduction in benefits)
  • Extra help with prescription drug costs
  • Medicare supplement insurance coverage issues
  • Other health insurance coverage issues
  • Medical debt remediation
  • Long-Term Care insurance coverage issues
Income Support
  • Food Share
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and State Supplement
  • SSI Diability
  • SSI exceptional expense supplement
  • Social Security/SSI overpayment issues
  • Railroad Retirement Benefits
  • Lifeline/LinkUp
Community-Based Services
  • Home and Community Based Medicaid Programs
    • Family Care
    • Family Care Partnership
    • Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (IRIS)
Housing/Utilities
  • Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
  • Wisconsin's Weatherization Assistance Program (disputes and appeals)
  • Subsidized Housing Access/Tenant Rights
  • Utility Shutoffs/Unpaid Utility Bills
  • Housing Repair/Improvement Loans and Grants
  • Landlord/Tenant/Evictions/Security Deposit Return
  • Property Tax Deferral Program
Consumer
  • Debt Collection Practices
Other
  • Benefit Checkup
Helpful links:
Medicaid, Foodshare, BadgerCare - access.wi.gov
Taxes - www.shawano.uwex.edu/family-living/vita
Social Security - www.ssa.gov/myaccount
Medicare - www.medicare.gov
Office of the Insurance Commissioner - oci.wi.gov
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