Wisconsin Disability Determination Bureau
The Wisconsin Disability Determination Bureau (DDB) is responsible for
making the medical decision for Wisconsin residents applying for Social
Security Administration’s (SSA) various disability benefit programs as well
as several benefit programs offered by the State of Wisconsin. The Bureau
operates through the Department of Health Services Division of Health Care
Access and Accountability.
Programs You May Be Eligible For:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) (Exit
DHS) Social Security Disability programs include monetary and
medical benefits for people who are found to be disabled. There are several
benefit programs offered through Social Security. Social Security
Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available for persons who have
worked and gained coverage by contributing to the Social Security Trust Fund
through taxes on their earnings. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
benefits are available for persons who may not have earned coverage through
work, but have limited income and resources. Disability benefits are also
available to widows, widowers, and children of deceased workers and to
children of workers who are currently receiving some type of Social Security
- Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
provides healthcare benefits for people who meet the programs' financial and
medical requirements for disability. If you are found disabled and eligible
for SSI benefits by SSA you will automatically receive Medicaid coverage.
However if you are not eligible for SSI benefits, or are seeking only
healthcare coverage you can apply for Medicaid disability coverage directly
through the State of Wisconsin.
- Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) offers people with disabilities who are working, or
interested in work, the opportunity to buy Medicaid coverage.
Katie Beckett Program provides healthcare benefits to children from
birth through age 18 who have long-term disabilities or complex medical
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