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Equal Rights and Opportunities: Celebrating the ADA

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

If you have a disability, you have the same rights to opportunities and employment as anyone else. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that protects these rights. July 26, 2019 marked the 29th Anniversary of the ADA. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to …

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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?” Work from home job opportunities have increased dramatically …

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Wisconsin Union and Porchlight: Employer Partnership Success

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Bret Kuhn enjoys his job doing dishes and coordinating with other staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South. He likes listening to music while working, his over $13 per hour pay, his co-workers, and the scheduling flexibility he needs. And Union South appreciates that he’s there. “We’re better as a society if we engage everyone’s hands and minds,” said Carl …

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Unknown Assets and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries occasionally learn they own a countable asset they weren’t aware of. For example, a beneficiary may discover that a relative had purchased stock for them and it has a cash value. In this type of situation, Social Security first determines if the SSI beneficiary has: If so, the asset is a countable resource for SSI, …

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Social Security, Benefits and Taxes

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

Benefits Specialists normally do not assist clients with their taxes unless they are qualified tax preparers. However, they should have a general knowledge of how Social Security benefits may affect a person’s taxes and what credits may be available to their consumers. Title XVI and Title II Benefits are Treated Differently All Title XVI (Supplemental Security Insurance or SSI) payments …