National Council on Independent Living
Request President Barack Obama’s leadership now in supporting American workers with disabilities! Our message: continue Social Security’s Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program.
The Commissioner of Social Security, Michael Astrue, recently announced that he plans to shut down WIPA, Social Security’s vital employment support counseling services for its disability beneficiaries who make it into the workforce. Social Security has funded these mandated counseling services nationwide since 2000.
Shutting these programs down means that thousands of Social Security disability beneficiaries who are planning to work, or who are working today, will have severely limited access to the correct federal and state rules and procedures for their work and benefits situation. Together, we can help stop the planned national shut down of the Social Security WIPA and PABSS employment support counseling services.
We request that President Obama ask the Commissioner of Social Security Michael J. Astrue and the U.S. Congress to lead, collaborate, and stop the counterproductive closure of these programs at the wrong time for our growing economy.
Contact President Barack Obama through Gene B. Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at:
HYPERLINK - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact ARCIL for more information:John Meinkowsky, Policy Advocate, ARCIL, Inc.