Work Incentive Planning and Assistance
Are you receiving cash benefits (SSDI or SSI) from Social Security and interested in working? Do you wonder what will happen to your cash benefits if you start working? Do you ask yourself how working may affect your Medicare or Medicaid benefits? How much can I make and still receive my check?
The WIPA program at the ILRC can help you find the answers to your questions. Our certified benefits counselors can help you understand how your benefits will be affected based on the monthly earnings you receive or plan to receive. They can also help you know how you can work and what you can expect regarding your Social Security benefits.
Work Incentives counselors can also provide you with an individualized plan to help you make informed choices about employment and answer any questions you may have about SSA policies.
Promote employment and empower independence
Inform you on how employment affects Social Security benefits
Increase your financial freedom
Develop your self-sufficiency by showing you how you can easily manage your Social Security benefits
Must be between the ages of 14 and 64
Working or interested in working
A current Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSI) beneficiary
A resident of one of the eligible counties
Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Putnam, St. Johns, Santa Rosa, Suwanee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington