October 26, 2021: Benefits Planning & Work Incentives: Busting Barriers to Employment Event
People with disabilities or their family members may be hesitant to work due to fears about losing health care and other benefits. This month’s online event provided information about work incentives and resources that can help eliminate these concerns.
Focusing on the Social Security, Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program, our speaker Lesly Quintanilla Lopez highlighted a variety or rules and work incentives that can help people work, retain health care and increase financial security. She stressed the importance of being proactive and provided tools that can help. If you or someone you know is interested in working and receives SSI or SSDI contact the WIPA expert in your area. Don’t know your local Community Work Incentive Coordinator? You can find your local WIPA provider by zip code and other information in the the attached resources.
Click here to watch the event recording
Find a local WIPA provider by zip code. Choose the Benefits Counseling WIPA dropdown option: Http://www.choosework.net
Ticket to Work Helpline: 1-866-968-7842
Visit the Social Security Administration and learn more about SSA Benefits and work supports: https://choosework.ssa.gov/
To learn to take control of your finances and build financial independence at https://www.mymoney.gov/ Check out money management tools like household budget worksheets and a financial savings calculator.
10.26 SSA beneficiaries, how a CWIC can help you [PDF]
10.26 Asset Building for Individuals with Disabilities [PDF]