Work Incentive Planning

WORK INCENTIVE PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE (WIPA)

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) provides services for beneficiaries receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits through our Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program.

What is WIPA?

WIPA is a program designed to enable beneficiaries with disabilities to receive accurate information regarding their benefits and work incentives so they can make appropriate decisions when returning to work. This will hopefully result in a successful return to work for our beneficiaries.

How do I become involved?

There are several ways a beneficiary can become involved with our WIPA program.

They can receive assistance through calling the Ticket-To-Work Helpline. Calling this number will generate a referral through the helpline and it will go directly to the Community Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC) for the county the beneficiary lives in. Once a referral has been initiated, the beneficiary will be contacted by a CWIC within 3-5 days of receiving the referral.

Another way a beneficiary can receive services through WIPA is if the are enrolled with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). GSIL has been an approved vendor for VR for many years. VR counselors can refer their clients to a CWIC for either a Benefits Summary and Analysis (BS&A) or for basic Benefits Counseling.

How do I contact you about receiving WIPA Services?  

No matter how a beneficiary comes to the WIPA program they will be provided with in-depth counseling about benefits and the effects of working on those benefits. They can also receive continued support throughout their employment regarding their SSA and other federal benefits.

For more information, please call 877-809-7028 or email benefits@gsil.org and a CWIC will be in touch.