Work Incentives

Work Incentives and the Ticket to Work Program

Most Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability beneficiaries will receive a "ticket" they may use to obtain vocational rehabilitation, employment or other support services from an approved provider of their choice to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals. The Ticket to Work Program is voluntary. Go to the Social Security Administration’s work incentives site or the Ticket to Work site for more information on these programs.

Area Work Incentive Coordinators

The Kansas City region is committed to providing accurate and timely information about work incentives available to individuals receiving Social Security administered disability benefits.

The Area Work Incentives Coordinator (AWIC) is a position established by the Commissioner to improve service to Social Security disability beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income disability recipients who wish to work. The AWICs manage and coordinate work incentives, public outreach, and service programs. Use the list below to see which coordinator to contact.

Iowa and Western Missouri

Laura Follmer
601 East 12th Street
Suite 836
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 888.350.7540
Fax: 816.936.5966

Kansas and Nebraska

Joannie Grist
600 SW Commerce Place
Topeka, KS 66615
Phone: 877.805.6675 Ext. 19504
Fax: 785.232.3146

Central and Eastern Missouri

Jeff Warder
803 Gray Oak Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 866.739.4773 ext 24613
Fax: 573.443.4051