Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)
Staff assist individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits who are interested in becoming employed. Our primary focus is to assist individuals with disabilities with making informed choices about working. Services provided include:
Information and Referral Information on Federal and State benefit programs.
Problem Solving and Advocacy Assistance with Federal and State benefit and work incentive problems.
Benefits Analysis and Advisement - An assessment of a beneficiary's situation and the impact of work on Federal and State benefits.
Benefits Support Planning and Assistance with developing a long-term plan incorporating the beneficiary's work goal and available work incentives.
Benefits Management and Assistance with managing benefits when a beneficiary experiences changes that affect benefits.