Benefit Specialist Resources

Benefit Specialist Resources

Medicare Coverage
Insurance Information
Social Security
Housing
Medical Assistance
Consumer Issues
Prescription Drug Programs
Veterans' Benefits
Food Share
Aging Advocacy Resources
Disability Advocacy Resources

AGING & DISABILITY WEB SITES
These links will provide you with additional information

Medicare Coverage
http://www.Medicare.gov 

Centers for Medicare Service - Site for Consumer Information
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicare.asp 

Social Security

Official Website of the Social Security Administration: http://www.SSA.gov/ 

Official Website of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program: http://www.ssa.gov/disability

Official Website of the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB): https://www.rrb.gov/ 

Medical Assistance/Medicaid

Department of Health & Family Services - Wisconsin Medicaid: https://www.cms.gov/ 

Center for Medicaid Services - Site for Consumer Information: https://www.cms.gov/

State of Wisconsin Access- user friendly way for consumers to get eligibility information and apply for benefits: https://access.wisconsin.gov/access/

Prescription Drug Programs

Needy Meds - Information Source for Patient Assistance Programs that Offer Financial Assistance: http://www.needymeds.com/

RXassist - Accessing Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs: http://www.rxassist.org/

Medicare Part D: https://www.medicare.gov/

Food Share

The Food Share (FS) Program is a government operated program that helps low-income households buy food for a nutritionally adequate diet: http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/foodshare/ 

Nutritionally adequate diet: http://www.hungertaskforce.org/ 

Access to eligibility services for health and nutrition and what help people living in Wisconsin might be able to get: http://access.wisconsin.gov/access/ 

Insurance Information

The State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance: http://www.oci.wi.gov/ 

The State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Consumer Publications: http://www.oci.wi.gov/pub_list.htm

Senior Issues: http://oci.wi.gov/srissues.htm 

Housing

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: https://www.hud.gov/states/wisconsin

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority: http://www.wheda.com

Consumer Issues

Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin: http://www.wisconsin.bbb.org/

US Internal Revenue Service: http://www.irs.gov/

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade & Consumer Protection: http://www.datcp.state.wi.us/

Wisconsin Department of Revenue:  https://www.revenue.wi.gov

Veterans' Benefits

US Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: http://dva.state.wi.us/ 

Aging Advocacy Resources

Access to eligibility services for health and nutrition and what help people living in Wisconsin might be able to get: http://access.wisconsin.gov/access/

Bureau of Aging & Long Term Care Resources: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/programs/ltc.htm

County Aging Offices - Listing of local aging offices who can answer questions about the needs and services for the elderly: http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/aging/contacts/coagof.htm#county

Board on Aging and Long Term Care - Promotes improvement of conditions in Long Term Care in Wisconsin: http://longtermcare.state.wi.us

Wisconsin State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) provides information and advocacy on legislative issues: http://www.cwag.org/

Eldercare Locator - Find Community Assistance for Seniors:  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

BenefitsCheckUp - Helps find financial programs and benefits to assist people 55 and older: http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

AARP is a non-profit organization that addresses the needs of persons 50 and older: http://www.aarp.org/

Senior Resources - Online listing of services provided to older adults in the state of Wisconsin: http://www.seniorresourcesonline.com/

Disability Advocacy Resources

Wisconsin State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/

Lawyer Referral and Information Service - Clients in need of legal help are matched with concerned lawyers by professional legal assistants

Disability Programs and Information: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/disabilities/physical/index.htm

Disability Rights Wisconsin: http://www.disabilityrightswi.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Wisconsin (NAMI): http://www.namiwisconsin.org

Wisconsin Board on Developmental Disabilities: https://wi-bpdd.org