Welcome to Medicare Classes The ADRC of Waukesha County hosts ‘Welcome to Medicare’ classes the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm or from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Register HERE
What is an Elder Benefit Specialist? An Elder Benefit Specialist (EBS) is a Medicare SHIP Counselor and an advocate for person’s age 60 years or older who may be having problems with their private or government benefits. The benefit specialist helps older adults determine the benefits they are entitled to and how to apply for them. An attorney is available to provide supervision and support to the Elder Benefit Specialist.
An Elder Benefit Specialist can help you with the following:
Benefit Programs: Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) Medicaid (Title 19) BadgerCare for under 65 years of age SeniorCare (State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program)
Medicare: MedicareSavings Programs/Medicare Premium Assistance (QMB, SLMB, SLMB+) Medigap/Supplemental Insurance Policies Medicare Appeals
Popular Resources: FoodShare Energy Assistance (WHEAP) Social Security (such as Extra Help with prescriptions, Retirement, Disability) Phone Discount (Safelink) Financial Problems, Budgeting Housing (subsidized, landlord/tenant issues) Homestead Tax Credit Identity Theft Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace plans
If you are the victim of abuse, and you are 60 or over, The Elder Rights Project may be able to provide free legal assistance to help secure safety, stability, and independence for elder abuse victims.
Call 844-614-5468 or visit their website.
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