Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program (WIPA) is a Social Security funded program that provides benefits counseling to Social Security Disability beneficiaries who are interested in work. Each WIPA project has a Community Work Incentives Coordinator who can provide in depth counseling about your benefits and the effects of work on those benefits. Your counselor:
- Conducts outreach efforts to beneficiaries of SSI an SSDI
- Understands Social Security Disability benefits programs as well as other federal, state and local programs for which you might be eligible
- Provides healthcare planning and counseling
Social Security beneficiaries, age 14 to full retirement age who receive any of the following: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB).
If you are currently receiving SSI or SSDI benefits and want to work and are wondering how returning to work would affect your benefits, we could help you understand your options and support your decisions about returning to work.
The goal of the WIPA Program is to assist Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices about work and to support working beneficiaries to help make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.