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Benefit Specialist

The purpose of the Benefit Specialist Program is to provide advice and assistance to seniors regardless of their income. The goal is to provide expert assistance in helping older persons with the extensive and complicated paperwork that is often required in benefit programs. The Benefit Specialists receive training, attendworkshops and participate in peer counseling classes to meet the qualifications needed to help senior citizens. They are available to assist persons in solving problems which arise in public benefit programs, MedicarePart D, medical and long-term care insurance options, consumer issues, and financial problems. For additional information call 1-608-785-6140.

Wisconsin's Prescription Drug Assistance Program SeniorCare 1-800-657-2038
Medicare Program Medicare 1-800-633-4227
Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) GWAAR  
Medicare Savings Programs With the High Cost of Prescription Drugs & Medical Bills (site)
Benefit Specialist Brochure (pdf)





Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act

MIPPA Can Help!


Help with Medicare Costs and Prescriptions Drug Costs?

You may be eligible to receive financial assistance paying for your prescription drugs or monthly Medicare premiums. Eligible households could qualify to save up to $5,000 a year. If you are on Medicare and have a monthly income of $1556.00 or less (or $2,097.00 for a couple) with limited resources or assets, you may be eligible. Please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at ADRC at 608-785-5700 for a benefit check up.


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