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WIPA / Choices Navigator

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance

Who We Are & How We Can Help!

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) services are commonly known as “benefits counseling” for individuals who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) who are currently employed, re-entering the workforce or are interested in work.

The Center for Accessible Living Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWICs) have been trained to assist persons with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits determine the effect that employment earnings will have on their benefits and identify possible resources in their pursuit of employment goals.

Who can get Center for Accessible Living WIPA services in Kentucky?

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  • If you are between the ages of 14 years old and retirement age.

  • Beneficiaries who have a disability and currently receiving SSI and/or SSDI (or another Title II cash benefit). Please note, we cannot and do not help with applying for disability benefits.

  • Working, or those interested returning to work, or increasing employment

  • Living in one of these counties:
    Ballard, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Jefferson, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Meade, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, and Webster.

Should I fill out a Referral Form or Have the Person Call Directly?

  • Determine if you need to refer the person, or if they need to call WIPA directly.

  • If you refer the person, WIPA gets a release of information from them, so we can share the results of the benefits counseling and analysis with you. This allows you to see the same information we provide the beneficiary and allows us to include you as needed. If you are providing any level of employment services or case management for the person, a referral is recommended.

  • If the person calls WIPA directly we will only provide the results of the benefits counseling and analysis to the person, or others at their request.

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How do I refer to Center for Accessible Living WIPA?

  • Complete a referral form and fax to 1-502-669-8928 or email to Be sure to encrypt any email containing personally identifiable information.

  • For more information about WIPA, call the Center for Accessible Living Toll-free at: 

  • or call our WIPA intake specialist at 1-502-548-4492.

  • or email for more information to

WIPA Service Areas

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WIPA Service area map, Kentucky


Community Work Incentive Counselors

Fact Sheets

Trial Work Period

Extended Medicare Coverage

Impairment-Related Work Expense

Section 1619b SSI & Medicaid Coverage

Blind Work Expense

Self-Employment and SSI

Substantial Gainful Activity

Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits

Self-Employment and SSDI

Student Earned Income Exclusion

Impairment Related Work Expense SSI

Extended Period of Eligibility

Subsidies or Special Conditions

SSI Payment Changes with Earnings

Plan for Achieving Self-Support

Property Essential to Self-Support

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