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  • SSI/SSDI Certified Disability Benefits planners doing an AMA on reddit NOW.

    Do you have any questions concerns or comments about SSI/SSDI? Head over and ask some qualified people what's what! to http://www.reddit.com/r/disability/c..._planning_ama/

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    What does WIPA stand for?
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

    Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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    • #3
      Work Incentives Planning and Assistance


      Background:


      The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 authorized Social Security to award grants, contracts or cooperative agreements to provide community-based work incentives expertise to beneficiaries of Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on disability. We awarded 95 cooperative agreements throughout every State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These projects will begin providing services to beneficiaries in August of 2013. You may find contact information for these projects on http://choosework.net.


      Services:


      The goal of the WIPA program is to enable beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices about work, and to support working beneficiaries to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency. Each WIPA project has Community Work Incentives Coordinators who will:


      provide in-depth counseling about benefits and the effect of work on those benefits;


      conduct outreach efforts to beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI (and their families) who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs; and


      work in cooperation with Federal, State, and private agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve disabled SSI and SSDI beneficiaries.
      C1/C2 walking quad, SCI from 4/2010

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      • #4
        Thanks. Sounds like the PASS program updated. Strange it applies in the territories as other than Puerto Rico none participate in Medicare which is a huge part of SSDI.
        Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

        Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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