Are you interested in becoming employed or just starting a new job?
The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is intended to assist you, the beneficiary with a disability, with accurate information and help as you transition to employment.
Barbara Gaw is a certified work incentive counselor who is approved by the Department of Education to provide clients of Florida’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation program with in-depth counseling about benefits and the effect of employment on those benefits. Barbara was certified as a Work Incentive Counselor through training from Cornell University; she also holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and is a certified rehabilitation counselor. Barbara’s training, education and extensive experience make her the perfect ally for you and your VR Counselor in helping you to achieve employment.
To start learning more about the real impact of employment upon your disability benefits, ask your Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor to fax a referral for WIPA Services to Barbara Gaw at (813)605-22558. This service is funded by the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and is provided at no cost to the consumer.