Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming. These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits.
Some people are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.
Jolin, a Community Benefits Specialist with ERI, encourages people to, “Ask for help if you’re struggling with benefit applications or other paperwork! It can be a difficult process. Advocates can help and so can staff at Social Security or whichever agency you are seeking benefits from.”
Who Do You Turn to for Help?
Following are a few of the many resources available in Wisconsin to help people apply for and resolve issues related to disability benefits.
Finally, remember to ask for help if you’re struggling or just need information. Advocates and Social Security staff are available to help!