Benefit Specialists

A benefit specialist is a person trained to help older people who are having a problem with their private or government benefits. Benefit Specialists are often called “Red Tape Cutters” because they are experts at helping older people with the extensive and complicated  paperwork that is often required in benefit programs.


They help older persons figure out what benefits they are entitled to and tell them what they must do to receive them. Benefit specialists are continually trained and monitored by attorneys knowledgeable in elderly law.

To make an appointment or for more information contact:

Amy (Zepczyk) Janecek, C.S.W.

Ashland County Elderly Benefit Specialist


Hours & Locations:  

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.    

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 

Aging and Disability Resource of the North–Ashland County Branch

at Ashland County Health & Human Services

630 Sanborn Avenue

Ashland, WI  54806

715-682-7004  ext. 140

Toll free:  1-866-663-3607 ext. 233


Thursdays and Fridays at  

Ashland County Aging Unit, Inc.

400 Chapple Ave. Ste. 100

Ashland, WI  54806

715-682-4414  ext.2

Toll free:  1-888-682-7672 ext. 2

Mondays—site visits 10 a.m.—1 p.m. at

Sanborn, United Methodist Church—the first Monday of every month

Mellen, Senior Center—the second Monday of each month

Butternut, Brookside Housing—the third Monday of each month


Glidden, Senior Center— the fourth Monday of each month