Skip to main content
Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

CALL 2 Work: Working and Your Social Security Benefits

Tuesday, March 16 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

CALL 2 Work: Working and Your Social Security Benefits

Do you receive Social Security benefits and would really like to find employment? Many people who also receive Social Security benefits are reluctant to secure employment because of a fear it will jeopardize their financial safety net.

If this sounds like you, and you are seriously considering work, your first step is to understand how working affects Social Security and other benefits you may be receiving. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities works closely with Social Security and offers in-depth counseling so you can be aware of your options if you want to pursue employment.

We are pleased to welcome Jocelyn Romasanta, disability specialist and work incentive coordinator with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, to discuss the CALL 2 Work program. The Collaborative Assistance that’s Long Lasting (CALL) service provides one-on-one counseling to help you understand the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance program (WIPA) through the Social Security Administration. This presentation covers:

  • what services the Call 2 Work program provides
  • how working can affect your Social Security benefits
  • how you can benefit from working as a person with a disability who also receives SSI or SSDI

Join this informative workshop by calling our conference call line at 312-809-1004. For questions, please email Kathy Austin.