BenePLAN UMass Medical School Center for Health Policy and Research

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Contact Information

UMass Medical School Center for Health Policy and Research
Contact: Barbara Lee, Community Work Incentives Counselor
Email Address: Barbara.Lee@umassmed.edu
Phone: 508-856-2659
Alternate Phone: 877-937-9675
Fax: 508-856-6607

333 South Street Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Area Served: Central

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Narrative

The BenePLAN program provides comprehensive benefits assessment, planning, and assistance to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries, their families and service providers in Massachusetts. If you are currently receiving Social Security benefits due to disability, you may have questions about returning to work. Our skilled and experienced Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWICs) can help you make educated employment choices by evaluating your current benefits and explaining how working will affect them. The BenePLAN team consists of certified CWICs who possess extensive experience in both employment and public benefits. They can provided assistance with: Understanding how working will affect benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid (MassHealth) and Medicare, Transitional Assistance, Public Housing, Workers' Compensation and more. They can also assist in developing and implementing PASS plans, which can help you meet expenses to achieve your employment goal. They can provide ongoing assistance to help you manage your benefits as you transition into employment. Information and referral on education, training, and rehabilitation services, including Employment Networks. Services are available throughout Massachusetts and are offered in both English and Spanish.

Service Types

  • Financial Assistance
  • Health Insurance

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Financial Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Housing
  • Information/Referral
  • Jobs
  • Legal
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: CWICs are Certified by Virginia Commonwealth University