Benefits and Income Resources
- ACCESS (exit
ACCESS is a quick and easy way for people in Wisconsin to get answers to questions about health and nutrition programs.
- ADA (html
version (550KB exit DHS)
The US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division has released a new technical
assistance publication, “ADA: Know Your Rights - Returning Service Members
with Disabilities”. The publication provides service members who have been
seriously wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom a
basic understanding of their rights under the ADA and where to turn for
additional information and assistance.
- Disability Benefit Specialist
- The Disability Benefit Specialist Program is a service of the
Aging and Disability Resource Centers. This program provides
benefits counseling for adults 18 - 59 with physical disabilities,
developmental disabilities, mental illness, and/or substance use
Determination in Wisconsin
- A Disability Determination is a finding made by disability
examiners and medical professionals at DDB that an individual has an
illness, injury or condition that meets the legal definition of
disability in the Social Security Act. Disability decisions for
Wisconsin residents are made by the Wisconsin Division of Health
Care Financing, Disability Determination Bureau (DDB).
- Disability.gov -
Benefits (exit DHS)
- Is the federal government's one-stop Web site
for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans
and service members, workforce professionals and many others. The
website also connects people with disabilities to the
information and resources they need to actively participate in the
workforce and in their communities.
- Is the official benefits website of the U.S.
government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance
- Pathways to Independence
- Pathways, with input from key stakeholders including consumers,
advocates and policy makers, identifies current systemic barriers
and designs creative pilots to address them. The goal is to
test innovative solutions to existing problems and incorporate them
into the overall consumer-driven, systems change movement in
- Supplemental Security Income
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly cash benefit paid
by the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) and state
Department of Health and Family Services (DHS) to people in
financial need who are 65 or older or people of any age who are
blind or disabled and residents of Wisconsin.
April 18, 2013