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Louisiana Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Project




The Louisiana Benefits Planning Services, LABPS, is one of two SSA funded Work Incentive Planning and Assistance grants awarded to organizations in Louisiana. Ours is one of the many projects operated by LSUHSC Human Development Center.

LABPS employs Benefits Planners who receive extensive initial and on-going training about SSA and other work incentives as well as eligibility requirements for other Federal and State programs.

Benefits Planners offer quality planning and assistance services in their assigned service areas within Louisiana.


The goal of the Louisiana Benefits Planning Services project is to better enable SSA beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices about work.  Each WIPA Project has Benefits Planners who:

  • Provide work incentives planning and assistance

  • Conduct outreach efforts in collaboration with SSA’s Program Manager for Recruitment and Outreach

  • Work in cooperation with Federal, State, and private agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve beneficiaries with disabilities

  • Screen and refer beneficiaries with disabilities to appropriate Employment Networks

  • Provide general information on the adequacy of health benefits coverage

  • Provide information on the availability of protection and advocacy services


For a complete explanation go to SSA Online and view the Redbook section or contact your local LABPS Benefits Planner


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