Disability Benefit Specialist

Program Contact

Cathy Bonvicini
Ph: 262-284-8120
Toll Free: 866-537-4261

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:
    • FoodShare
    • Housing and Utility Issues
    • Low-Income Tax Credits
    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
    • Medicare, including Part D
    • Prescription Drug Assistance
    • Private Health and Disability Insurance Issues
    • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Veteran's Benefits