Vilas County Wisconsin Government Services - Benefit Specialist

ADRC of Vilas County


Disability and Elder Benefit Specialists


With so many public and private assistance programs available, it can get confusing for people to understand programs such Medicare, Medical Assistance, Social Security retirement and disability benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, FoodShare, and other legal, housing and financial assistance programs. 

Aging & Disability Resource Center's Disability Benefit Specialists and Elder Benefit Specialists can help take the confusion out of these programs and help cut through the “red tape.” They will help determine which programs you may be entitled to, help with the application process, and address any denials that you may have received. These services are free of charge.  Elder Benefit Specialists work with people 60 and older; Disability Benefit Specialists work with people between the ages of 17 years 9 months and 59 years. 

Some programs that Benefit Specialists can assist with may include but are not limited to: 

  • Medicare  
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) 
  • Social Security  
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 
  • Low-income subsidy 
  • SeniorCare 
  • FoodShare 
  • Housing & utility issues 

Please Call Ahead for Benefit Specialist Appointments

To continue to provide efficient and prompt service to as many clients as possible, we encourage people to call the ADRC at 715-479-3625 or 1-800-374-1123 to make an appointment before coming to the office to see the Elder or Disability Benefit Specialists. This will prevent anyone from having to wait if staff are unavailable, and will help us assist people in a more confidential and timely manner. 

Insurance Workshop 1st Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m.

Insurance Workshop has been suspended due to COVID-19.


Medicare Open Enrollment Oct 15 - Dec 7

It's time to compare plans, and make sure you have the right health and prescription drug coverage for you.  Stay with your current plan if you're happy with it. Or look for a new one with better coverage, higher quality, and lower cost.