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University Outreach

National Center for Disability Education and Training

The University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Project

Work Incentives Planning

team meeting in an officeThe Oklahoma Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Project (OWIPA) resumed services to Social Security beneficiaries on October 1, 2013. OWIPA is a project operated by the National Center for Disability Education and Training, a department within the Division of Public and Community Services of University Outreach, University of Oklahoma.

The OWIPA Project provides direct work incentives planning and assistance services to disability beneficiaries receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries across the state of Oklahoma to assist them in their employment efforts. The OWIPA staff support beneficiaries in retaining/sustaining meaningful employment at significant earnings levels, and by doing so, seek to improve their economic security.

Individuals between the ages of 14 and full retirement age who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to a disability and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who are employed or are considering employment.

OWIPA staff also provide access to information on other Federal/State/Local programs as well as Social Security Work Incentives.  Information regarding Medicaid/Medicare and alternative health insurance programs is available for beneficiaries needing guidance when determine healthcare needs.

The staff can provide assistance with assessing the beneficiary's current benefit situation, resolving work incentive issues, and exploring employment options.

OWIPA Staff contact information--

FAX 405-325-1632

Statewide toll free phone number 1- 866-608-8873

**Hearing Impaired please call 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service. Ask operator to call  1-866-608-8873.

If you have a general question about work incentives, or if you have questions about the Ticket to Work, you may call the Help Line--

Statewide toll free phone number 1- 866-608-8873

**Hearing Impaired please call 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service. Ask operator to call  1-866-608-8873.

 

OWIPA Brochure

Download the OWIPA Brochure

The National Center for Disability Education and Training at the University of Oklahoma Outreach was awarded grant funding 1WIP15050417-01-00 from the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration provides 95% of the award and 5% is provided by OU. 
 
 

For more information about Social Security Administration please visit:

Social Security Administration

 

This website is funded through a Social Security cooperative agreement.  Although Social Security reviewed this website for accuracy, it does not constitute an official Social Security communication.University of Oklahoma Outreach

For more information contact:

Heather Eisel, Project Director
Phone:(405) 325-4087
Fax: (405) 325-1632
Email: Heather.L.Eisel-1@ou.edu

Toll Free 1-866-608-8873