Social Security designed the WIPA project to provide information and support to beneficiaries who are working or want to work and need to know how employment will affect their Social Security benefits.
Understanding the options and possibilities can help a person make an informed choices about increasing work earnings or going to work.
WIPAs serve Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities age 14 to full retirement age, including transition to work aged youth and veterans, providing benefits planning and assistance services on request and as resources permit.
How Do WIPAs Help?
By working with a WIPA, Social Security beneficiaries will be better able to make informed choices about about increasing work earnings or going to work. Each WIPA is staffed with Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWICs) who are experts on:
- Work and public benefits such as SSI and SSDI benefits.
- Healthcare coverage and what will happen if you go to work.
- Ticket to Work and how it can benefit you.
- Completing a Plan for Achieving Self Support and explain how it works.
Getting Started with WIPAIf you are a beneficiary who is working, has a job offer pending, or has previously received WIPA services, contact
For general information about the Ticket to Work and work incentives, contact the Ticket to Work Help Line:
or visit Choose Work!
Download a copy of our WIPA Brochure
To get started with services or ask questions contact the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 TTY
Wisconsin currently has two organizations providing Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program services.
Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is the Wisconsin WIPA project lead.
WIPA is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration (Social Security). While Social Security has reviewed this material for technical accuracy, it is not an official Social Security publication.