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National Service and Inclusion Project

Inclusion: The active engagement of people with disabilities as service members in all levels of national and community service

Visit NSIP's sister site The National Service to Employment Project (NextSTEP)


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Social Security Resources

Social Security Administration: 800-772-1213 (voice) 800-325-0778 (TTY)

Fact Sheet: What are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

SSA Fact Sheet - How Payments and Services Received Under the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Can Affect Social Security and SSI Benefits.

General Recommendations

Benefits Planning

SSA beneficiaries with disabilities who want to participate in national service can get help with benefits planning from the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) project. A WIPA is one of 104 local organizations that has arranged with Social Security to provide information and benefits planning services about work and work incentives to Social Security and SSI disability beneficiaries. WIPA services are available in every State and Territory.

To find the WIPA project nearest to you, go to:

Will national service benefits affect my eligibility for government assistance programs?

The online Redbook provides step-by-step examples of available options.

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©The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is a training and technical assistance provider on disability inclusion. NSIP partners with the Association on University Centers on Disability, National Council on Independent Living, Association on Higher Education and Disability and National Down Syndrome Congress to build connections between disability organizations and all CNCS grantees, including national directs, to increase the participation of people with disabilities in national service.