Q. What is an Employment Network or EN?
A. An EN is an organization or group of organizations that has been deemed qualified to provide or coordinate the provision of vocational rehabilitation and other types of employment-related services and supports to assist Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities to enter, maintain and advance in employment.
Q. What is WIPA?
A. The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is a free service that helps Social Security beneficiaries who receive benefits based on a disability make informed choices about their employment goals. Full Circle Employment Solutions WIPA Project is a team staffed of Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWIC) who provide WIPA services. All of our CWIC's are trained by Social Security to help you make informed decisions about returning to work.
Q: Will I lose my Medicaid if I earn too much to get SSI?
A: No, you would potentially be eligible for 1619b Medicaid. If your resources were over $2,000 in any month, making you ineligible for 1619b, you could apply for your state's Medicaid program.
Q. How much can I make and still keep my benefits?
A. It depends! The Substantial Gainful Activity level for 2020 is $1260, but there are work incentives that may allow you to make more than that and still keep your benefits.
Q. What exactly is "SGA"?
A. The term "Substantial Gainful Activity" (or SGA) is used to describe a level of work activity and earnings. Work is "substantial" if it involves doing significant physical or mental activities or a combination of both. For work activity to be substantial, it does not need to be performed on a full-time basis. Work activity performed on a part-time basis may also be substantial gainful activity. "Gainful" work activity is work performed for pay or profit, work of a nature generally performed for pay or profit, or work intended for profit, whether or not a profit is realized.