Benefits Counseling

We want all Texans age 60 and older as well as Medicare-eligible people with disabilities of any age to have ready access to trained and certified benefits counselors.

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:

 

Contact (210) 477-3275 to make an appointment to speak with a Benefits Counselor.
 
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

 

Benefits Counseling
Providing counseling, advice and representation on public benefits and legal issues.

 

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.
  • Housing.
  • Institutional care.
  • Consumer issues.
  • Advanced directives, and more.

 
For information contact:

1-800-252-9240

www.dads.state.tx.us/services/index.cfm