Benefit specialists help older adults and people with disabilities to understand
and access benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security,
FoodShare, low-income housing and health insurance.
Elder benefit specialists serve people age 60 or older.
benefit specialists serve adults with disabilities ages 18 to 59.
Work incentives benefit
specialists (exit DHS) help people who
receive disability benefits with questions related to employment income.
What can a disability benefit specialist or an elder benefit
specialist do for you?
accurate, up-to-date information about a wide variety of programs
that cover healthcare, food and other household expenses
you to identify and apply for programs that will best meet your
with an appeal when eligibility or coverage is denied
on your behalf with other parties
you to an appropriate attorney when necessary
I find a benefit specialist?
You can find a disability or elder benefit specialist at the
Aging and Disability Resource Center or county aging office in your
county of residence.
Tribal members may choose to contact a tribal
you are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind and need help with your
benefits, you may choose to contact the Deaf Disability Benefit
Specialist at the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. These
services are offered statewide.
Questions about how working might affect your disability benefits?
Contact a work incentives
benefit specialist (Exit DHS).
March 01, 2013