Melinni "Mel" Taylor | Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor

Melinni "Mel" Taylor | Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor

About Deaf Future Works

Melinni “Mel” Taylor

I understand the role that we play in our clients’ lives. The work can be difficult but it is important and fulfilling.

As one of the few Community Partner Work Incentive Counselor Counselors fluent in ASL, I am able to connect with my clients in a way that truly helps them understand and manage their Social Security Benefits. For most people who receive SSI/SSDI, these benefits are a crucial lifeline and the primary means of supporting themselves and their families. Unfortunately, confusion and disruption of benefits occurs far too frequently and comes with serious and negative consequences.

I am always searching for new ways to work with individuals and organizations who can benefit from our work. Thank you for considering Deaf Future Works, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Melinni “Mel” Taylor, M.S.W., is a certified Community Partner Work Incentive Counselor (CPWIC) based in Austin. Deaf and fluent in ASL, she holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Gallaudet University. Previously, she worked as a case manager and as an addiction counselor for non-profit agencies. Mel works with individuals and organizations to advise them on issues, procedures and matters related to the Social Security benefits program.

We offer accessible, useful benefits counseling & trainings/workshops to provide information and answer specific questions related to the Social Security benefits program and advise on procedural issues through one to one or group sessions.

Contact Us

If you have a question or request but you don’t find your answer here or want to inquiry about a custom/tailored service, contact us here and we’d be happy to assist you. Otherwise if you have questions about your Social Security benefits, then we can help. Schedule a 30-minute consultation or start a full benefits review here.