Disability Benefit Specialist Program
What is a disability benefit specialist?
Disability benefit specialists (DBS)
help answer questions and solve problems related to Social Security,
Medicare, health insurance and other public and private benefits for
people with disabilities.
They serve people ages 18-59 with
a physical or a developmental
disability, a mental illness or a substance abuse disorder.
Services are free and confidential. Similar services are available
to people age 60 or older through the
Benefit Specialist program.
a video in American Sign Language about disability benefit specialists.
(Duration: 5 min.)
are available in English
(PDF, 96 KB), Hmong
(PDF, 159 KB) and Spanish
(PDF, 110 KB).
statistics are available for 2011 through 2012.
Where can I find a disability benefit specialist?
Aging and Disability
Resource Centers offer DBS services in 69 of Wisconsin's 72 counties. Find
a benefit specialist in your county of residence.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind and
help with your benefits, you may choose to contact the Deaf
Disability Benefit Specialist at the Office for the Deaf and Hard of
Enrolled tribal members who live on or near a
reservation in Wisconsin may opt to work with a tribal
Questions about how working
might affect your disability benefits? Contact a
incentives benefit specialist (exit DHS).
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May 16, 2013