Work Incentives Planning and Assistance
The Hostos-CUNY Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is a Social Security Administration (SSA) funded program. WIPA is designed to provide information and guidance to beneficiaries with disabilities on how to effectively use SSA work incentives to begin or increase their employment.
The program objectives are to provide work incentives planning and assistance to support beneficiaries with disabilities interested in obtaining employment or becoming self-employed to make informed choices about work and learn how to use SSA work incentives to obtain long-term employment and live independently.
Eligible participants are residents of the counties of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island who are between the ages of 14 to retirement age and receive Social Security disability benefits.