Work Incentive Specialist Advocate

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To help enhance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities Goodwill offers Work Incentive Specialist Advocate (WISA) services. The program provides all Social Security Administration (SSA) disability beneficiaries with access to benefits planning and assistance services. The ultimate goal of the WISA program is to assist SSA beneficiaries with disabilities so they may meet their employment goals.

Work Incentive Specialist Advocate Services

Individuals that may benefit from the services of a Goodwill WISA Benefits Specialist are:

  • receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI),
  • a Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) client,


  • Planning to start or return to work or to start their own business
  • Planning to accept or seek a higher paying job
  • Concerned about no longer working
  • Have questions about the Ticket to Work program
  • Have other questions about how work will impact their disability benefits

Goodwill’s WISA services are offered to individuals living in the organization’s 31 county, 13 city service area.

For more information on the Work Incentives Specialist Advocate call Goodwill Work Training Services at (540) 581.0620 option 2 or e-mail