Acronyms

AFIA Assets for Independence Act

AWIC

Area Work Incentive Coordinator

BPQY

Benefits Planning Query

BWE

Blind Work Expenses

CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CDB

Childhood Disability Benefits

CWIC

Community Work Incentives Coordinator
(formerly BPAO Benefits Specialist)

DDS

Disability Determination Services

DOL

Department of Labor

DPN

Disability Program Navigator

EARN

Employer Assistance Referral Network

EN

Employment Network

EPE

Extended Period of Eligibility

EXR

Expedited Reinstatement

FBR

Federal Benefit Rate

FICA

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

IDA Individual Development Account

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

IRWE

Impairment-Related Work Expenses

P&A

Protection and Advocacy

PABSS

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security

PASS

Plan for Achieving Self-Support

PESS

Property Essential for Self-Support

SEIE

Student Earned Income Exclusion

SGA

Substantial Gainful Activity

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

TANF

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

TTW

Ticket to Work

TWP

Trial Work Period

UWA

Unsuccessful Work Attempt

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

WIPA

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance

WISE

Work Incentives Seminar Events