Support for Job Seekers

MOPD’s Career Center helps job seekers with disabilities prepare for, secure, and retain meaningful employment.  We provide services for job seekers to develop and strengthen the skills needed to achieve their short- and long-term career goals. 

MOPD’s Career Center works with Chicago residents with disabilities in the following ways:

  • Provides tailored and accessible career-readiness activities 
  • Hosts small- and large-group activities and events to connect qualified job seekers to careers
  • Provides support to City Colleges of Chicago students with disabilities
  • Links Career Center clients to additional MOPD services and resources

Are you an individual with a disability who collects SSI/SSDI?  Do you want to know how your benefits will be impacted by work? Learn more and get your questions answered by speaking to a MOPD Benefits Counselor​​

If you would like to work with MOPD’s Career Center to find your next career, please email A MOPD Career Placement Counselor will contact you within 1- 2 business days.

Benefits Counseling Program

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is thrilled to inform you that we will once again provide Benefits Counseling services for Chicagoans with Disabilities who are receiving federal, state, and local benefits and want to work.

Under our new Benefits Counseling Program, staffed by Certified Community Partner Work Incentives Counselors (CPWICs), with over 20 years of combined experience, we have set a goal to alleviate the fear of losing SSA cash benefits, access to healthcare, and other benefits when you go to work.

MOPD Community Partner Work Incentives Counselors (CPWICs) will provide you with a one-on-one benefits counseling service to help you understand how earning wages may impact your Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefits. Our CPWICs will help you make a successful transition to work and greater financial independence.

Schedule your appointment today by going to our Bookings website, by emailing, or by speaking directly with our CPWIC, Jocelyn Romasanta (phone: 312-744-5581, email:

A PDF version of the notice can be accessed from the Benefits Counseling Program page (PDF).