Benefits Counseling

ARI provides Benefits planning to clients of the Division of Rehabilitation Services who are Social Security Administration beneficiaries trying to return to work. Designated and approved staff provide counseling to beneficiaries about work incentives and assistance services to support beneficiaries in their efforts to join the workforce. ARI, as part of the Maryland Work Incentives Network, provides benefits counseling services to Howard County Social Security beneficiaries. Designated staff provides direct work incentives planning and assistance services to beneficiaries who meet SSA’s guidelines for receiving Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) services to assist them in their employment efforts; support beneficiaries in retaining/sustaining meaningful employment at significant earnings levels and improve their economic security; as well as any follow-up support that is needed after the original services are provided.