David Mitchell is the Project Director for MD-WIN. He is certified by both Virginia Commonwealth University as a Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) and as a Benefits Counselor by the Maryland State Department of Disabilities. He has been working as a CWIC since 2008. He has helped hundreds of individuals understand how to use work incentives to improve their financial outlook.
One individual came to David with a sizeable overpayment. He had been working for the Motor Vehicle Administration for more than 2 years, but was ready to quit because of the overpayment. David was able to determine that the mileage he used in his modified vehicle could reduce the income that SSA counted, which substantially reduced his overpayment. This person was able to keep his job and is now living without cash benefits.