WIPA – Work Incentives Planning & Assistance
CPRF is taking extra precaution during this time to ensure the health and safety of our staff and those we serve. Visitors to any CPRF building will be asked a series of screening questions and have their temperature taken before being escorted by a staff member to their designated meeting room. Visitors are required to wear masks. Staff members are also screened, including temperature readings, upon arriving to work. Staff members will be wearing masks when meeting with clients. All meeting spaces are thoroughly sanitized after each use. Visitors and staff are expected to maintain social distance. We thank you for accommodating these added measures.
The Kansas Work Incentives Network (KWIN) is the only Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) project in Kansas. WIPA is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration. WIPA services provide education on the disability programs, the work incentives and reporting to Social Security. Our staff can also provide basic information of the effect employment income will have on other community supports such as Medicaid, SNAP, and some housing subsidies.
WIPA helps people make informed decisions as they transition to and/or advance in employment, beneficiaries are offered advisement, benefit summary analysis, and/or a work incentive plan by certified Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWICs). WIPA serves all SSA disability beneficiaries interested in employment.
Ticket to Work Helpline
For more details about eligibility and other general questions, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (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.
Some Ticket To Work resources are also now available via Facebook and Twitter.
Documents that you will need to get started with WIPA services are available in the Forms section below.