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ERI Kicks-Off National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Blog, Employment Articles, Events, Featured, News by Jon Grobstick

Every day at ERI we meet accomplished, motivated, and determined people seeking meaningful work – and they have a disability.  In the best of all worlds, every person would have the ability to live a full, active life at work, home, and in their communities.  How does world become a reality? October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The purpose …

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You Asked: Ticket to Work Questions Answered

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Theresa Kulow

Social Security is spreading the word about the underutilized Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program as a way for people with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. Social Security began mailing letters to beneficiaries who qualify for the Ticket to Work program. I received a number of questions about how the Ticket to Work Program helps people and how ERI works with …

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Social Security Promotes Ticket to Work for People with Disabilities to Obtain Employment Support Services

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

Social Security is spreading the word about the underutilized Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program as a way for people with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. At the end of April 2015, Social Security began mailing letters to beneficiaries who qualify for the Ticket to Work program. Social Security expects to mail up to 60,000 paper Tickets every month to …

Wisconsin Promise Connects Youth with Opportunities

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News by Theresa Kulow

Have you heard about Wisconsin Promise? Wisconsin is one of six sites participating in the US Department of Education’s demonstration of a promising path to success for youth receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Wisconsin Promise will help youth and their families meet their school and work goals in order to better their income and financial stability reducing poverty. Wisconsin Promise …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get a new or better job

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

  Let’s not kid ourselves; job searching can be time consuming, challenging, and at times discouraging. My goal is to discuss some important aspects of job searching in 2015 with the hopes of leaving you informed, prepared, and optimistic for the future. Furthermore, out of 168 hours in a week, about ¼ of them are spent at work for full-time …

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Section 503: What Does It Mean for Someone with a Disability?

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Employment Articles, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

As of March 24, 2014, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented the Final Rule on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Some say this is a “game changer” for increasing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to get back into and remain in the workforce. With all of the hype surrounding the revisions, …

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Earned Income Tax Credit

In Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, Tax Resources, Ticket to Work Articles by Amber Kwiatkowski

With tax season in full swing, don’t forget about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC, also referred to as the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a federal tax credit available to low-income workers. The EIC is a refundable credit. This means that even if you have no tax liability, you could receive a tax refund if you file …

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Continued Medicaid Eligibility Section 1619(b)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Financial Resources, Ticket to Work Articles by Stephanie Drum

My name is Stephanie Drum, and I am a Work Incentives Benefits Specialist (WIBS) here at ERI (Employment Resources, Inc.). If you didn’t know already, I really like working with benefits. I unfairly have favorite work incentives, which is what I am writing about today. It’s one of the more unknown and misunderstood work incentives offered to Supplemental Security Income …

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Employment Retention: Take the Challenge

In Blog, Employment Articles, Ticket to Work Articles by Kate Kingree

In general, finding a job can be challenging for someone with a disability. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2012, 17.8 percent of individuals with a disability were employed in the U.S. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for individuals without a disability was 63.9 percent. For someone with a disability, it can be challenging not only …

Find a Benefits Specialist

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, Resources, Ticket to Work Articles by Stephanie Drum

Benefit Specialists understand the complexities of public benefit systems and assist individuals through various life transitions. Whether you are applying for benefits, seeking health care coverage, entering adulthood, considering employment, or retiring, a benefits specialist can help. Wisconsin has several types of benefits specialists: Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) Wisconsin has Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) who assist people with physical, developmental, …