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BENEFIT ASSISTANCE

This list is not comprehensive and is continually being improved and updated.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RETIRED RESIDENTS (AARP) TAX AIDE

Provides trained volunteers to help older residents with free income tax preparation.

Provides free tax counseling.

920-215-1040 Appointment
888-687-2277
877-434-7598 TTY
http://aarp.org/money/taxaide

Also listed under: Tax Assistance


BENEFITS CHECKUP

Provides web based services to pay medications, healthcare, utilities, etc.

800-677-1116 Eldercare Locator
800-794-6559
http://benefitscheckup.org


BOARD ON AGING AND LONG TERM CARE (BOALTC)

Provides Medicare advocates, hospital, cancer, and long term care insurance counseling.

1402 Pankratz St, Suite 111, Madison, WI - Directions
800-242-1060 Medigap Helpline
855-677-2783 Medigap Part D & Prescription Drug Helpline
http://longtermcare.wi.gov


COMMUNITY BENEFIT TREE

Helps plan Celebration of Support events to offset medical and living expenses.

W1734 Ken Dale Dr., PO Box 348, Kaukauna, WI - Directions
920-422-1919
http://communitybenefittree.org

Also listed under: Financial Assistance


EAST CENTRAL INCOME MAINTENANCE (IM) PARTNERSHIP

Provides information, enrollment services, and manages benefits for FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare, Family Planning Services, and Caretaker Supplement programs.

888-256-4563
800-362-3002 Website Support
711 TTY
http://access.wi.gov

Also listed under: Financial Assistance


HEALTH EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT CENTER

Provides Marketplace health insurance enrollment assistance.

119 N McCarthy Rd., Suite C, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-882-6420
800-318-2596
855-889-4325 TTY
http://healthcare.gov


INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Provides Wisconsin insurance law and enforcement information. Regulates and enforces Wisconsin insurance laws.

125 S Webster St, Madison, WI - Directions
800-236-8517 Complaints
608-266-3585 General
http://oci.wi.gov/pages/consumershome.aspx

Also listed under: Government Services


LONG TERM CARE

Offers long term care information and planning.

http://nia.nih.gov/health/topics/long-term-care


MEDICARE

Provides Medicare information. Request a free handbook.

800-633-4227
877-486-2048 TTY
http://medicare.gov


MEDICARE FRAUD AND ABUSE

Offers information and contact in case of fraud or abuse.

800-633-4227
877-486-2048 TTY
http://medicare.gov


MEDICARE QUALITY CARE FINDER

Provides Medicare providers and plan information.

800-633-4227
877-486-2048 TTY
http://medicare.gov/quality-care-finder


MEDIGAP HELPLINE

Provides Medigap and Medicare supplemental insurance information.

800-242-4060 Helpline
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/medigap.htm


OUTAGAMIE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

Aids veterans and their dependents in securing benefits and presenting claims under federal/state laws and regulations.

Outagamie County Government Center
320 S. Walnut St, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-832-5697
http://outagamie.org

Also listed under: Government Services
Veterans Assistance


PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FRAUD

Provides website and hotline to report FoodShare, BadgerCare, or Medicaid fraud.

877-865-3432
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/fraud


SINGLE CARE

Offers prescription drug program.

1455 Midway Rd, Menasha, WI - Directions
844-234-3057
http://singlecare.com


SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA)

Assists with Social Security Benefit information and application.

607 W. Northland Ave., Appleton, WI - Directions
877-694-5495
920-739-6862
http://www.ssa.gov

Also listed under: Financial Assistance
Government Services


SOCIAL SECURITY MULTI-LANGUAGE GATEWAY

Offers Social Security information in 18 languages.

800-772-1213
http://ssa.gov/multilanguage


SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE BENEFIT APPLICATION

Provides online application for retirement or disability benefits.

http://ssa.gov/retirement


TRELLIS PENSION & RETIREMENT RIGHTS

Provides pension issue counseling, information, and advocacy.

800-333-2433
http://trellisconnects.org


TRICARE PROGRAM

Offers health care for service members, retired veterans, and dependents.

800-444-5445
http://tricare.mil

Also listed under: Veterans Assistance


WOMEN'S INSTITUTE FOR A SECURE RETIREMENT

Educates women about financial, health, and long term care planning.

202-393-5452
http://wiserwomen.org