If you want to work or work more and receive disability benefits, the path to independence may seem confusing or daunting. The WIPA project is here to assist you. Below are a variety of questions that come up when look at transitioning into work and answers to help clarify your rights as well as provide more information about the program.
Who is eligible to receive WIPA Services?
If I try to work, will I automatically lose my benefits?
If I begin working, will I automatically lose my Medicare or Medicaid?
What is a CWIC?
I would like to refer someone. Who can I refer?
What is Project 20/20?
What happens when I contact a CWIC?
What organizations administer the WIPA Program
Which organization covers my county?
Are there any legal protections for persons with SSDI and SSI who wish to start work or increase their work-related earnings?
I am ready to talk with someone about WIPA, who do I call?
I am not eligible for WIPA services or am not interested in working but have a benefit related question. Who should I call?
I am located in Georgia, is there a similar program that I qualify for?
Working with a WIPA project is often a first step for beneficiaries who want to go to work.
The WIPA Project funded by a grant from the Social Security Administration for South Carolina is Walton Options (SC) WIPA Project 20/20 and is located at 514 West Ave North Augusta, SC 29841. 803-279-9611 V/TTY; 1-866-793-3407. The Lead CWIC for WIPA Project 20/20 is Robbie Breshears.
Looking for more information? Click on the links below to find out more about more about our WIPA programs.
Our WIPA services are available to consumers in our South Carolina service area. If you are a consumer in Georgia who is interested in WIPA services, you can contact the Ticket to Work Helpline at 1-866-968-7842. Additionally, Walton Options is a Ticket to Work Provider working with Georgia WIPA Programs. To find out more about the program, go to our Ticket to Work page.