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Work Incentives Planning Assistance Program (WIPA)

Are you getting disability benefits? We can help you get to work.

If you are getting disability benefits, we have good news for you. Through the Social Security’s Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program (WIPA) we can help you if you are interested in finding employment. Also, we can serve SSI/SSDI beneficiaries if you are working with the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS).

The Easter Seals North Texas WIPA program team will help answer all of your questions about Social Security’s work incentives and help you to make an informed decision about working. Plus, we will equip Social Security disability beneficiaries with the timely and accurate information they require in order to support their goals for employment and greater economic self-sufficiency.

Services Available:

Easter Seals North Texas Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is a free service offered in a 12-county area of North Texas.

Counties We Serve:
Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise countines.

Just contact one of our staff of certified Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWICs). They work directly with disability beneficiaries to ensure each individual receives the personalized attention and services they may need in order to make accurate decisions concerning their benefits and employment.

For general questions, call 1-866-968-7842 or visit the Ticket to Work Website.

If you are working, or have a job offer, contact one of our staff.

For more information on this program or to receive your personalized benefits analysis, contact Linda Baker, WIPA Program Director, at lbaker@ntx.easterseals.com or 817-759-7929.

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Client Testimonials

Laurie Truesdell, Easter Seals North Texas WIPA Certified Community Work Incentives Coordinator

Laurie Truesdell, Easter Seals North Texas Certified Community Work Incentives Coordinator

"They should promote Laurie Truesdell. Other professionals told me not to go to work and that I would lose my benefits. They scare people to not going to work. Laurie was the first professional to be happy that I went back to work. The knowledge that Laurie shared removed the fear barrier to employment."

— Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program client

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