Elder Benefit Specialist


Program Information

The Elder Benefit Specialist Program is a federal and state mandated advocacy program designed to provide older adults with free services.  Elder Benefit Specialists aid seniors in understanding and accessing government benefit programs.  They are continually trained and monitored by attorneys knowledgeable in elder law.

Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s Elder Benefit Specialist webpage

What services do Elder Benefit Specialists provide?

Elder Benefit Specialists (EBS) help answer questions and solve problems related to Social Security, Medicare, health insurance and other public benefits for older adults.


Anyone 60 or older who needs assistance securing a public or private benefit.

Cost of services:

While services are free, we must give you the opportunity to donate to our program as a requirement of receiving funding through the Older Americans Act.

 Medicare Links:

Meet Medicare - AARP

Your Medicare Choices -- AARP

2023 Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare in Wisconsin.  Publication from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

PI-002.pdf (

Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies List.  Publication from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance which list of insurance companies who offer Medicare Supplement polices in the state of Wisconsin.

PI-010.pdf (

Mind the Coverage Gap - AARP

How Medicare works with other insurance | Medicare

Your guide to who pays first. (


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