What is Work Incentives Planning and Assistance?
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) services are commonly known as "benefits counseling" for individuals who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) who are currently employed, re-entering the work force or are interested in work.
The Indiana Works staff, consisting of Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWIC), have been trained to assist persons with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits, to determine the effect that employment earnings will have on their benefits and identifying possible resources in their pursuit of employment goals.
We can help you to understand how work effects a variety of benefits:
- Medicare Part A, B & D
- Social Security Disability Insurance
- Supplemental Security Income
- food assistance
- housing subsidies
- other state & federal benefits
- Expedited Reinstatement
- Extended Medicare
- Extended Period of Eligibility
- Impairment-Related Work Expenses for SSDI
- SSDI Self-Employment
- Subsidy and Special Conditions
- Trial Work Period
- What is SGA?
- Blind Work Expense
- Impairment-Related Work Expenses for SSI
- Property Essential to Self-Support (PESS)
- How your SSI Payment Changes with Earnings
- SSI Self-Employment
- Student Earned Income Exclusion
- Family Self-Sufficiency Program
- HUD Earned Income Disregard
- BPQY Request forms
- Indiana Works Release of Information