Benefit Counseling



Benefit Counseling helps Social Security beneficiaries to understand and use work incentives to start or return to work.


Our employment team works individually with people who are currently working or seeking employment and help them plan, through using work incentives, to build a more secure financial future and a better life.


Our staff works with Employment Networks, Michigan Works One Stop Career Centers, local Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) offices, Commission for the Blind, and other community agencies.


We can help you to understand how work affects a variety of benefits:


•  Medicaid

•  Medicare Part A, B & D

•  Social Security Income (SSI)

•  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

•  Food Assistance Housing Subsidies

•  Workers Compensation

•  Unemployment Insurance

•  Veterans Benefits

•  Short/Long Term Disability

•  Individual Development Accounts (IDA)

•  Earned Income Tax Credits



For more information contact: 

Paul Landry at (248) 557-5070 Ext. 113


Kendall Bear at (248) 557-5070 ext 119


Vanessa Danilowicz



Contact Us


United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
1325 S. Washington Ave.
 Lansing, MI 48910


(517) 203-1200
(517) 203-1203 (fax)


The WIPA project is funded through  a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration and we developed this website at U.S. tax payer expense.