The Benefits Counseling program provides information, counseling, and advocacy to senior citizens, and Medicare beneficiaries of any age, on their public benefits, entitlements, and legal rights. Benefits Counselors also provide public education on a variety of topics impacting seniors.
Benefits Counselors consult on topics such as:
For residents in the 11 counties of the Coastal Bend Region:
Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio
Call (361) 883-3935 to make an appointment.
For anywhere in Texas call 1-800-817-5743
How a benefits counselor can help you
A benefits counselor answers questions regarding the application process for programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Insurance over the phone, through office visits, phone visits, presentations and enrollment events in the community. Benefits counselors are trained and certified.
A benefits counselor may counsel and advise on:
- Income maintenance/public benefits.
- Medical entitlements
- Insurance such as Medicare Part D, Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help), and Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
- Surrogate decision making.
- Individual rights.
- Institutional care.
- Consumer issues.
- Advanced directives, and more.
For information contact: