An Elder Benefit Specialist is a person who is trained to help older persons who are having a problem with their private or government benefits.
Elder Benefit Specialists receive ongoing training and are monitored by attorney's knowledgeable in elder law. The attorney's are also available to assist older persons in need of legal representation on benefit matters.
Who should seek help from anElder Benefit Specialist?
Persons 60+ who want to know more about any private or public benefit
Persons 60+ who need help in organizing the paperwork to apply for benefits
Persons 60+ who have been denied a benefit that they think they are entitled to receive
What can Elder Benefit Specialists do?
Provide accurate and current information on your benefits
Suggest alternative actions to secure benefits or appeal denial of benefits
Advocate on your behalf with other parties
Explain what legal action or other possible solution is required
Refer you to an appropriate attorney when necessary
Elder Benefit Specialists may be able to help you with a variety of programs and issues, including:
HEALTH INSURANCE AND ACCESS
Medicare A, B, C & D
BadgerCare+ core eligibility and adverse decisions (denial or reduction in benefits)
Extra Help with prescription drug coverage
Medicare Supplement Insurance coverage issues
Other health insurance coverage issues
Medical debt remediation
Debt Collector Practices
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and State Supplement
SSI Exceptional Expense Supplement
Social Security/SSI Overpayment Issues
Railroad Retirement Benefits
Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
Wisconsin's Weatherization Assistance Program (disputes and appeals)