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Medical Continuing Disability Reviews

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Application Articles, Blog, Featured, Ticket to Work Articles by Amber Kwiatkowski

If you receive disability benefits, Social Security is required by law to conduct reviews of your medical situation at scheduled intervals. This process is called a “continuing disability review” (CDR) and is intended to determine if you are medically improved and still entitled to benefits. If, during a CDR, Social Security finds that your medical condition has significantly improved, your …

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Student Earned Income Exclusion

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured by Keith Heimforth

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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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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Motivational Interviewing

In Benefits Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Training Articles by Anna Nickolai

Many have heard the buzz about motivational interviewing (MI) and its success for the past several years. However, beyond the buzz, many still have questions about what MI is or isn’t as well as how to incorporate concepts of MI into everyday client interactions. What is MI is not: a way of tricking people into doing what you want them …

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Social Security Highlights Rob’s Ticket to Work Story

In Featured, News, Stories, Ticket to Work Stories by Kate Kingree

Sometimes by reading about the struggles of others and how they learned to face health challenges and achieve goals, provides just the inspiration needed to start a personal journey to improved circumstances. Rob’s story provides lots of insights about facing challenges, building relationships, and taking advantage of opportunities. With the right support, Rob found his path to a better future. …

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Meet Faith: A Story About Getting Back to Work After Illness

In Featured, News, Stories, Ticket to Work Stories by Kate Kingree

What resources and supports are available to a person receiving social security disability benefits when wishing to return to work?  This is a question Faith had when I met her when she assigned ERI her Ticket through the Social Security Ticket to Work Program. Meet Faith When Faith Linnerud went to her employer’s human resources office to file paperwork for …

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, …