Community Service Building
7 Rio San Jose
Laguna, NM 87026
Mary Scott, Program Manager
April Ruben, Benefits Specialists
Christine Sarracino, Benefits Navigator
Patrick Aragon, Benefits Specialists
Department Overview / Scope of Work:
Assists individuals and families to enroll and connect to resources and benefits that will aid to meet their health, welfare and support needs. Staff is cross-trained to assist with client navigation, advocacy, case management, referrals, and enrollment to benefits available through State, Local, Federal and Veterans Benefits. Specifically, the Benefits Services Staff navigate accessibility, and identify through a myriad of resources including Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security Disability, NM Health Insurance Exchange, Veteran's Benefits, and other programs.
Staff provides navigation and assistance with enrollment and application while individuals pursue benefits through the large arena of Veterans Benefits Services. VA benefits, such as Compensation, Pensions, Survivors, Burial and Memorial Benefits, GI Bill, Housing, VA Health Care, VA Home Healthcare, to name, but a few, are what's offered by the Veteran's Administration. Outreach and special events, including collaborative efforts are offered to promote and educate community members regarding benefits.
Contact: Mary Scott, Benefits Coordinator can be contacted at 505-552-5670.