Work Incentives Planning & Assistance

Social Security's WIPA program help people understand the impact work has on their benefits. A trained Certified Work Incentives Counselor can help you! if you are working or interested in returning to work!

 What is Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)  

The goal of the WIPA program is to help people who receive SSI or SSDI make informed choices about work, and to support people who are working to increase their financial independence. Each WIPA project has Community Work Incentives Coordinators who:  

  • provide in-depth counseling about benefits and the effect of work on those benefits;   
  • conduct outreach to people who receive SSI and SSDI (and their families) who might be eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs; and
  • work in cooperation with Federal, State, private agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve people who receive SSI and SSDI.

Who is Eligible?

Anyone who receives Social Security disability benefits (SSI/SSDI) between age 14 and retirement age and is: 

  • working, 
  • has a job offer pending, 
  • has had an interview in the past 30 days or an interview scheduled in the next 2 weeks or 
  • is a transition youth between the ages of 14-25 and interested in working

If you meet these requirements you are eligible to get FREE benefits planning services. 

Who should I contact for more information? 

Full Circle's Service area: State of Delaware and the following counties in New Jersey: Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem.

​Service area in Maryland:  Baltimore City and Counties of Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Dorchester, Harford, Talbot County, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester.

For all regions contact:

Beneficiary Helpline

1-866-968-7842 (voice)

1-866-833-2967 (TTY)

You can also find your local WIPA here by selecting benefits counseling for the type of service you need.