Disability Benefits and Income Resources

ACCESS is a quick and easy way for people in Wisconsin to get answers to questions about health and nutrition programs.
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. (PDF version)
Disability Benefit Specialist Program
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 disorders.
Disability 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 Medicaid Services, Disability Determination Bureau (DDB). 
Disability.gov - Benefits
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 programs.
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 Wisconsin.
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 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.
Last Revised: October 19, 2018