Benefits Counseling

benefits counseling for adults 18-65+

Do you need help understanding your public benefits, such as SSDI?

Aptiv’s Benefits Counseling services are about making informed choices about work, avoiding overpayments, managing changes in benefits, maintaining health coverage, and understanding how to use appropriate work incentives.

The potential loss of benefits is one of the most persistent and pervasive fears among people with disabilities who are considering employment.

How do Benefits Counseling services work?

Identify & Verify

A Benefits Specialist will work with you to identify and verify your benefits situation. Benefits may include Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Medical Assistance, Medicare, Food Share, energy assistance, and housing assistance.

Analyze, Assist & Assess

The specialist analyzes all the information and meets with you to review a summary of all the information in a written report you can take with you.

Follow-up and Support

After receiving your summary, the benefits specialist will provide ongoing assistance as needed or as things change in your life. When work or other life situations change, Aptiv’s Benefit Specialists can help you manage how changes impact your benefits and remain informed about choices and what’s ahead.

You should consider contacting a Benefits Specialist when you are…

  • Considering working for the first time;

  • Considering increasing earnings;

  • Considering re-entering the workforce;

  • Developing a career plan;

  • Actively job seeking;

  • Experiencing problems with current benefits.

Work Incentives and Benefits

The potential loss of benefits is a common fear among people with disabilities who are considering employment.  A benefits analysis with an Aptiv Benefits Specialist will help you understand how having a job will affect your current benefits, and give you the information you need to make the best choices as a result.

A benefits review may include SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, Waiver Programs, County Services, Subsidized Housing, Veteran’s Benefits, Food Stamps, and Energy Assistance.

Locations offering Benefits Counseling services

We Provide Benefits Counseling Services to all counties in the state of Wisconsin. Services offered virtually and in person in offices located in:


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Our objectives are...

  • To provide activities to enrich an adult's quality of life

  • To educate and build upon daily living experiences while promoting basic work habits, appropriate behavior, teamwork and responsibility

  • To open doors to opportunities to learn new skills and increase existing skills

  • To prepare an adult for independent participation in life skills and life events

How do I get started?

First Steps

  1. Contact Aptiv for an informational meeting and to determine options for participation*.
  2. Aptiv meets with the individual and their support network to develop an individualized plan and provide services as outlined in that plan.

*If an individual is elegible for funding through the state or county they will be assessed by a county social worker and/or Department of Vocational Rehabilitation worker and can request to be referred to Aptiv for services.

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funding & support resources

Work Incentives

Social Security explination on work incentives. "Work incentives" are special rules make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid.

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Ticket to Work

A free and voluntary program for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18-64 who want to work. The Ticket program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.

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It’s because of gifts to the Aptiv Foundation that children and adults with disabilities are reaching their goals.  It is only through the vision and generosity of contributions to the Aptiv Foundation that it becomes possible to provide the level of support each person needs and deserves. Contributions go to funding facility improvements, program equipment, and other tools to help people with disabilities live, learn and work in our communities. 

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