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Student Earned Income Exclusion 2022

In Blog, Featured, News, Resources, Social Security Benefits, Teen Tips by eri

Do you know about the Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE) exclusion? This is a work incentive for students in the Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To be eligible, you must meet the following conditions: Age under 22 years; Regularly attending school, college or training to prepare for a paying job;* Working. If these conditions are met, Social Security …

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Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) Updates

In Employment and Benefits, Featured, News by eri

The Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) provides health care coverage for people with a disability age 18 or older and are working or interested in working. MAPP provides the same health benefits offered through Medicaid. In addition, the program includes ways to save money with an independence account. This money does not count toward the program’s asset limit. Learn more about …

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Transportation: Knowing the Options

In Accessibility, Blog, Featured, News, Transportation by eri

As you consider your job goals, part of that process is considering how you will get to and from work. If owning and driving a vehicle is not an option, there are many different transportation options. Learn more what they are, how they work, and how to use them.A Variety of Options“Transportation Options for Older Adults and People with Disabilities” …

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Mental Health During Times of Crisis

In Blog, Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Dawn Lalley

If you, your family, or people you are working with are struggling with the news this week, you’re not alone. Almost everyone shares in the horror at this latest tragedy. Please know that it’s okay not to be okay. According to Mental Health America Wisconsin (pdf): What’s important right now is focusing on supporting one another and promoting healing within …

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Tips for Improving Your Financial Health

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, Financial Resources, News by Dawn Lalley

Some traditional barriers to employment have gone away. An increase in the number of people working from home since COVID-19, means people with disabilities don’t need to go to an office. They don’t have to find transportation. They often have the accommodations they need at home and often more flexible schedules. This gives people with disabilities more chances to find …

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Free Tax Preparation Services

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Tax Resources by eri

It’s tax time again. It’s good to know that you may need to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits. Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor and disability benefits. They don’t include supplemental security income (SSI) payments, which aren’t taxable. You may be required to pay taxes in certain circumstances. Some examples include when you have income from other …

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Observing Veteran’s Day

In Employment Services, Featured, News by Claudio Moya

During his second inauguration, President Abraham Lincoln said “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” Helping returning veterans has long been a part of our country’s heritage.Veterans Day and Vocational Rehabilitation On November 11, we celebrate and honor the veterans who have served in the U.S. military. The date commemorates …

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

In Employment Services, Featured, News by Heidi Decker-Maurer

Workers with Disabilities are Key to Economic RecoveryNational Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October to recognize the many contributions of people with disabilities to our nation’s economy. This year’s NDEAM theme is, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” COVID-19 has left an enormous gap in America’s workforce. There are more jobs than skilled people to fill them. This gives …

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10 Steps People with Disabilities Should Take to Prepare for an Emergency

In Emergency Planning Resources, Featured, News, Resources by eri

With the current and recent natural disasters happening, it might be a good time to consider your personal emergency plan. The “Be Prepared, Have a Plan: Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for People with Disabilities” can help you plan for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters. The Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities developed it to ensure the safety and protect the …

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Worried About Money? A Budget Can Help

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Do worries about money keep you up at night?  Would you rather go to the dentist than look at your bank account?  Do you struggle with not having enough money to cover your expenses at the end of the month? These ups and downs may make you feel like you are on a roller coaster! Here are some ways to …