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Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

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Independence First
540 S First St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Contact Information:

Phone: (414) 291-7520
Website: Click Here to Visit Our Website

Organization Contacts

Director of Independent Living Services Katherine Meisner Altman
Phone: (414) 226-8331
Email: kaltman@independencefirst.org


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.

Service Categories


Geographic Areas Served

  • Counties Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM


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Last Update Date: 05/17/2020

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