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Work from Home: Career Exploration Tips

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

Work from home jobs are appealing to many people, including to those with disabilities. Not only does it eliminate transportation barriers, but it saves money in gas, vehicle maintenance, and clothing. A common question asked of ERI’s employment specialists is “How can I get a job that I can do at home?” Opportunities to work from home have increased dramatically …

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Working from Home: A Self-Assessment

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by eri

Are you one of the many workers who began working from home in response to COVID-19? If so, you may be having conversations with your employer about continuing working from home permanently. In a recent survey, nearly 75% of business leaders surveyed said they expect some of their workforce to continue working remotely when COVID-19 ends (Source: Kovar, 2020). This …

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FreshEBT: Your Online Guide to Managing FoodShare Benefits

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by eri

How do I apply for FoodShare Wisconsin? Which stores and farmer’s markets accept the Quest Card? Can I check my balance online? Am I eligible for other benefits? These are just a few of the questions you might have about Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FreshEBT can answer them, and many more! FreshEBT is an online guide to managing FoodShare benefits in …

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Free Tax Preparation Services to Meet the July 15, 2020 Filing Deadline

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

The tax filing deadline was extended to July 15, 2020, by The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and State of Wisconsin in response to COVID-19. If you haven’t filed your taxes already, you still have time to get free tax preparation help. Individual resource agencies listed here may have COVID-19 protection requirements, such as social distancing or temperature screenings, to protect …

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Time to Make a Change? Ticket to Work Can Help!

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by eri

We are living in strange days. Social distancing, high unemployment, people wearing masks to protect their own personal safety and the safety of others. That said, now may actually be a good time to get a job or make a job change. More companies than ever are offering telework opportunities. Some companies are growing to keep up with huge demands …

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Telehealth Toolkit: Best Practices for Providing Employment and Benefits Services to People with Disabilities

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

The world seems to have been turned upside-down by COVID-19. We’ve had to change most aspects of our lives: the way we live, interact with others, attend school, go into the community, and for many, the way we do our jobs. The effects of social distancing can take a toll on all of us and the need to feel connected …

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When You Have a Mental Health Disability and Need Benefits….

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, Social Security Benefits by eri

Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming.  These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Some people are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.  Jolin, a …

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ERI Addresses Community Needs through Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Funding

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, Employment Articles, News by eri

Thanks to the generosity of more than 1,000 donors, the United Way of Dane County  announced that 36 applications representing more than 90 organizations will receive approximately $1.5 million in grant funding through the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund.   Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is pleased to announce we have received $25,000 from this fund to provide assistance with communication, …

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COVID-19 Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) Changes

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, News by Sarah Lyngdal

Did you know?  Some important changes to the Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) program happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ERI benefits specialists are closely following how COVID-19 effects benefits and health insurance in the state of Wisconsin. We’ll keep you posted as we learn new information. Here’s what we know now: The work requirement for MAPP is temporarily waived If …