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

ASL Vlog

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
309 West Walworth Avenue
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 347-3045 Videophone/Telephone
(262) 728-7102 Fax

ASL Video by the Social Security Administration

Social Security, SSI, and Medicare - What you need to know about these vital programs in ASL

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

  • The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare
  • Social Security Administration
  • 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.
  • 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 Revised: February 12, 2015