Smiling child

Monetary Impact of DRW’s Benefits Team Work in FY09

The Wisconsin Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS) Program offers benefits counseling and advocacy for people with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 60. Disability Rights Wisconsin’s Benefits Team provides program attorney services–including training, technical assistance, substantive case oversight and direct client representation–to Disability Benefits Specialists in 56 counties around the state.

In Fiscal Year 2009, the DBSs, with assistance from DRW’s Benefits Team, served approximately 10,000 clients, yielding a monetary impact of approximately $42 million. This figure includes the amount of any retroactive benefits awarded, plus ongoing benefits for a period of one year.

For more information on our Program Attorney Services click here.