Benefits Counseling Resources in Colorado
Interested in work but not sure what will happen with your benefits? You are not alone. No cost resources exist to help you every step of the way.
What is Colorado DB101?
Colorado DB101 (CO DB101) is a comprehensive website offering Federal & Colorado focused tools and information for career exploration and planning, health coverage options, and disability benefits for Coloradans with Disabilities! Users are able to explore how employment and earnings interact with benefits and will be able to determine statewide resources to promote their employment journey.
Colorado DB101 is a key resource to promote competitive integrated employment for all Coloradans with disabilities.
Explore how Work and Benefits go together today!
Community Work Incentives Coordinator
CWICs are extensively trained through Virginia Commonwealth University to provide in-depth counseling on the effect of earnings on public benefits, including Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, and other public benefits.
Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor (CPWIC)
CPWICs, who have the same type of training as CWICs, are professionals employed by community partner organizations who deliver individualized, work incentive counseling services to disability beneficiaries.
Work Incentives Practitioner (WIP)
A WIP, or a WIP-C, is a certificate holder from YTIOnline at Cornell University who has completed a 17-module, on-line course in addition to exam and file review requirements.
What to expect from a benefits counselor?
Benefits Counseling services from a WIP, a CWIC or a CPWIC usually involve in-depth guidance, and typically a written report will be prepared for you to reference along your employment journey. Services may take place in person or remotely in one session or over several. Benefits Counselors can be involved at different employment stages to answer questions and help you plan as you prepare for work, start employment, and advance in your career.
Resources are at your fingertips
Colorado is fortunate to have highly trained benefits counselors located throughout the state. The titles are less important than finding a resource in your area and starting a conversation on employment and the impact of work on benefits.
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