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Need help with your Benefits?

The Deaf Disability Benefit Specialist provides statewide work incentives and disability benefit services to people ages 18-59 who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind.  Here are some areas and programs that the Deaf Disability Benefit Specialist can help you with:

  • Food Share
  • Housing and Utility Issues
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
  • Medicare, including Part D 
  • Low-Income Tax Credits
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Program
  • Private Health and Disability Insurance Issues
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Unemployment
  • Veterans' Benefits

See a video in American Sign Language about benefit specialist services. (Duration: 5 min.)

Contact Information

Jennifer M. Koehn
Regional Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
141 NW Barstow Street, Room 104
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 347-3045 Videophone/Telephone
(262) 521-5314 Fax

Additional Information:

  • Protect Yourself From Identity Theft and Fraud (PDF, 387KB)

  • The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare  (exit DHS)
  • Social Security Administration (exit DHS)
  • Do you need to talk to Social Security?  Find out how to request a sign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodations from the Social Security Administration. (exit DHS)
  • Medicare Basics: (28 minutes) (exit DHS): This video in American Sign Language (ASL) provides an overview of Medicare, including Medicare Parts A, B, C & D. It also discusses Medicare-covered preventive services and the difference between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  This video was produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Last Updated:  February 28, 2013