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Hawai‘i WIPA - Work Incentive Planning and Assistance

The goal of the Hawai‘i WIPA program is to enable beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices about work, and to support working beneficiaries to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency. Our project is staffed with Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) who will:

  • provide in-depth counseling about benefits and the effect of work on those benefits;
  • conduct outreach efforts to beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI (and their families) who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs; and
  • work in cooperation with Federal, State, and private agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve disabled SSI and SSDI beneficiaries.

Project Contact: 808-956-9800, Toll Free 1-844-499-3594

Project Dates
Project Start Date: 
August, 2015
Project End Date: 
June, 2016
Project Funding
Funding Agency: 
Social Security Administration
Primary Contact
Chin Lee
Principal Investigator
Secondary Contact
Ronald Deese
Project Director and Community Work Incentives Coordinator