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Living with Depression: Creative Solutions for Work

In Employment Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by ERI Webmaster

An important part of living well with depression is to engage in as many regular daily activities as possible, including work.  For many, the satisfaction and security of work leads to positive self-esteem, and being part of a work team can create a sense of belonging. But. . . you may not feel positive or that you belong at work …

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Job Skills Employers Value

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla MatthewsLeave a Comment

There are some skills that all employers – no matter what the job or industry – are looking for in their employees. These are the skills that will help you succeed on the job and move ahead in your career. Sometimes called “soft skills”, the skills employers value includes things like communication, attitude, responsibility, and willingness to learn. They’re sometimes …

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Tax Deadline Extended to May 17, 2021

In Featured, Financial Resources, News, Tax Resources by eri

The new deadline to file federal and state taxes is May 17, 2021. Your taxes may be more complicated this year because of COVID-19 in 2020. You may have had unemployment income and stimulus payments, and be affected by tax law changes in the recent $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. The new tax deadline gives you extra time to gather …

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Working from Home? Grow Your Skills and Knowledge with Free Resources

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

In COVID-19 times, many of us dramatically changed the way we provide services, going from working in a physical office space to providing services remotely from our homes. For many, this change freed up some extra time to work on professional development and continuing education.  And, we saw many the people we serve look for ways to use their extra …

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Short on Money? It’s Time to Take Charge

In COVID-19, Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Does COVID-19 have you wondering how to meet your basic needs and still pay your bills? If so, you’re not alone. One-third of adults in Wisconsin said it was difficult to pay for usual household expenses in a recent U.S. Census survey. The anxiety you may be feeling is normal, especially if your employment or income has been affected by the …

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COVID-19 Money Struggles? Some Resources to Help

In COVID-19, Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Money struggles happen during ordinary times, and these are no ordinary times. COVID-19 disrupted life as we knew it in 2020, creating new challenges for people with disabilities to meet their short and long-term money goals. Fortunately, we’re all in this together. Federal, local, and grass roots organizations have come together to provide useful resources to help people with disabilities …

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COVID-19 and Taxes: Free Help to File

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

Although 2020 was difficult year for many of us, there were a few silver linings to the cloud. Stimulus checks, expanded unemployment benefits, the ability to work remotely, and tax relief packages enabled many of us to meet our basic needs and make it through an extraordinarily challenging time. These same silver linings may cause your taxes to look a …

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The Not-So-Secret Formula for Reaching Your Goals

In Career Exploration, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Motivation is not the secret to success. Yes. I said it. Motivation does not always end with achievement. And for those of you still skeptical, think on it for a moment. From your desire to set a goal, you have already shown a motivation to do it. You want to change, so you tell other people you’re resolved to change. …

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Setting Goals for 2021: It All Begins with Attitude

In Employment Articles, Featured, Financial Resources, News, Seasonal Favorite by eri

After 2020, your approach to setting goals for the new year may be different than in years past. 2020 was tough, so this may be the year to give yourself permission to go easy on yourself with setting employment and financial goals. It may also be the year that you explore and tap into new opportunities for employment and financial …

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Gifts and Social Security Benefits

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

We hope you enjoy many gifts this holiday season. And remember, sometimes the best gifts don’t come in packages. Just in case, it’s a good idea to learn how gifts are viewed by Social Security for the SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) programs. Gifts Don’t Affect SSDI At AllLet’s start with the easy one: SSDI. …