WIPA Program

Work Incentive Planning & Assistance (WIPA) of South-Central Texas

Information about benefits and support for Social Security Disability & SSI beneficiaries who want to work.

Do you get Social Security disability benefits?  

  • Do you want to understand how work will affect your benefits?
  • Did you know you can still receive some Social Security or SSI disability while you test your ability to return to work?
  • Do you want to continue your education or start a business?

Good news!

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program, and work incentives make it possible to have a job and continue receiving benefits while you test your ability to work.

For General Information call the Ticket to Work Helpline
866-968-7842(v)      866-833-2967(tty)    

Or go online to the ‘Choose Work’ Website:

This website provides general information about the Ticket to Work program and work incentives. You can nd out more about Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWICs), Employment networks (ENs), and other employment-related assistance available in your area.

Work Incentive Seminar Events ‘WISE’

While online you can view webinars about the Ticket to Work programs and other helpful topics to assist you in your eorts to return to work. WISE webinars are hosted on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Information is provided specically for Social Security and SSI beneciaries with disabilities and their families.

WIPA of South-Central Texas

WIPA of South-Central Texas is a division of ARCIL, Inc., working under a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration to assist SSDI and SSI beneciaries to understand and apply various work incentives and other resources available for those who desire to work. Our Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWICs) will assist you with your return to work efforts.

Work Incentive Planning & Assistance Program

What can you expect?
  • An explanation of federal, state, and local work incentives, and assistance with identifying when work causes a change to your Social Security disability and/or SSI Benefits.
  • Information about how the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and other Employment Networks can support your efforts to secure and retain work.
  • Advice on working and earning potential while receiving Social Security disability benefits
  • Opportunities to explore employment options and long-term supports

Contact ARCIL:

Austin: 512-832-6349, ext 117
South Austin: 210-890-2130
San Marcos: 210-624-8815
Toll-Free: 1-800-414-6327

Work Incentive Planning & Assistance of South-Central Texas Service Area

Counties Served:

Aransas, Atacosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kennedy ,Kerr, Kleberg, Lasalle, Live Oak, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zavala, Zapata.

ARCIL and SAILS website Information:


Helping people with disabilities to achieve maximum independence, self-reliance, and financial security.

Call the TTW Helpline:
at 1-866-968-7842

This document is funded at U.S. taxpayer expense through a Social Security cooperative agreement. Although Social Security reviewed this document for accuracy, it does not constitute an official Social Security communication.