WIPA – Disability Benefits Planning

WIPA

The Kansas Work Incentives Network (KWIN) is the only Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) project in Kansas. WIPA is a disability benefits planning service, providing resources to Kansans with disabilities who want information about Social Security work incentives and community supports. Our staff are there to help clarify and navigate the balance of employment and disability benefits.

In order to help people make informed employment decisions as they transition to and/or advance in employment, clients are offered advisement, benefit analysis, and a work incentive plan by Social Security Administration-certified Community Work Incentive Coordinators. We serve all SSA disability beneficiaries regardless of the type of disability.

Ticket to Work Helpline

For more details about eligibility and other general questions, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). The helpline is available M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST.

The helpline will let you know what benefits you receive and refer you to the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance project if you are working or getting ready to start a job.

CPRF is a Ticket To Work Authorized Service Provider, offering disability benefits planning services.

 

Documents that you will need to get started with WIPA services are available in the Forms section below.

FAQs

  • How do I get started with KWIN?
    Contact Ticket to Work's Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).
  • I am on Social Security and starting a new job, do I need to report to Social Security?
    Yes, it is the beneficiary’s responsibility as the recipient of a government benefit to report changes such as address, phone, marital status, name change, and employment.
  • If I work and earn more than $85.00, will I lose my cash benefit?
    In most cases, no. But there is more to it than whether you can earn more than $85.00 or whether or not you are ready to lose your cash benefit.  First, you should understand which disability benefit you receive and then learn the work incentives for each program.  There are two disability benefit programs that SSA administers and they each have very different rules about wages and how to report them. For more details about eligibility and other general questions, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

Forms