The Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS) program is a service of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County. The DBS works closely with information and assistance, options counseling, and other resource center services.
The DBS provides information about public and private benefit programs including assistance with application and appeal procedures.
The DBS provides services to people ages 18 to 59 with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders.
Please note: There is no charge for Disability Benefit Specialist services.
How can a Disability Benefit Specialist help you?
Here are some of the provisions and services a Disability Benefit Specialist may help you with:
Help determine which benefits and programs you may be entitled to
Help you to fill out applications for benefits, programs and services
In some cases, you may receive representation in formal appeals related to denials of eligibility, termination of benefits or overpayment of public and private benefits
Provide accurate information on public and private benefits and programs
Provide assistance in obtaining or retaining benefits and services
Provide referrals, assistance and support on other matters including disability rights and the impact of earnings on financial eligibility for public benefits
Talk with you about your choices and the programs or services that might best meet your needs
What programs can a Disability Benefit Specialist help with?
Here are some areas and programs the Disability Benefit Specialist can help you with: