WIPA – Work Incentives Planning & Assistance

We are writing to let you know we are no longer the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) provider for Kansas as of July 1, 2021.

 Effective July 1, 2021, you will have a new WIPA provider.  If you wish to continue receiving services under the WIPA program, you may call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY).  The Help Line can refer you to the new WIPA serving Kansas.  It has been a pleasure working with you.  We wish you the very best success in all of your future endeavors.

 We assure you that the new provider has received the same training and certification as the professionals associated with our program and the new provider will receive the same high-quality technical assistance and support from our training contractor, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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. All beneficiaries must first contact Social Security about their new employment, then Social Security prefers beneficiaries report wages through their MySSA account on the Social Security Administration website. https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/
  • 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).

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