Milwaukee Resources

Disability Rights Wisconsin

Category:Advocacy, Health Care Benefits, Legal
Intake Procedure:Self-referrals accepted
Primary Clients Served:Adolescents, Adults, Children, Criminal Justice-Involved Clients, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Families, Older Adults, Spanish-speaking Clients, Veterans/Veterans & Families, Women with Children
Type of Payment Accepted:Free - All services
Locations:

Milwaukee Office
6737 W. Washington Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 773-4646; Toll Free (800) 708-3034
Fax: (414) 773-4647

Madison Office
131 W. Wilson St., Suite 700,
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 267-0214; Toll free (800) 928-8778

Medicare Part D Disability Drug Helpline
Medicare Part D Disability Drug Helpline,
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: (800) 926-4862
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F

Description:

Advocacy:

A statewide resource for children and adults with disabilities, families, service professionals and others. Provides information and advocacy on rights, self-advocacy and effective strategies; works one-on-one to overcome barriers and access benefits; and offers legal support to challenge discriminatory practices. Focus areas include abuse and neglect, deinstitutionalization, access to services in the community, employment or housing discrimination due to disability, special education, barriers to accessibility, Social Security beneficiaries returning to work and assistive technology. Services also include the Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Project, the SSI Managed Care External Advocacy Project, and the Medicare Part D Disability Drug Helpline.

DRW is the designated Protection and Advocacy agency for the State of WI and serves people with all types of disabilities, including mental illness.     

Health Care & Disability Benefits:

A statewide resource for children and adults with disabilities, families, service professionals and others. Provides information and advocacy on patient and resident rights, long term care, assistive technology and services in the community. Programs include the Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Project, the SSI Managed Care External Advocacy Project, and the Medicare Part D Disability Drug Helpline. The Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Project helps people under the age of 60 who are applicants or members of Wisconsin Family Care, IRIS or Partnership with issues relating to long term care.  The SSI Managed Care External Advocacy Project helps SSI or SSD Medicaid recipients who are or will be enrolled in a Managed Care Organization (MCO) and who have questions about or problems with the MCO or their medical, mental health or substance abuse services. Also helps with concerns about non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT – current vendor is MTM). The Medicare Part D Disability Drug Helpline helps people with a disability who are eligible for Medicare Part D. Provides assistance with choosing a Medicare Part D plan or deciding whether to enroll in a plan at all. Can also assist with access to medications, changing plans, appeal processes and billing problems.


Medicare Part D Disability Drug Helpline
(800) 926-4862

Helps people with a disability who are eligible for Medicare Part D. Assistance with choosing a Medicare Part D plan or deciding whether to enroll in a plan at all. Can also assist with access to drugs, changing plans, appeal processes, and billing problems. Target population are people with disabilities under age 60.Part D plan or deciding whether to enroll in a plan at all. Can also assist with access to drugs, changing plans, appeal processes, and billing problems. Target population are people with disabilities under age 60.

Website:www.disabilityrightswi.org

Last Updated: 5/9/2017 | Profile update request