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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 eri

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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Technical Entitlement

In Benefits Articles, Blog, News by Stephanie Drum

Technical Entitlement This is a topic I had learned about many times. I had seen it happen from afar or noticed it as something that happened before I worked with a person. I even had Ron Konkol from Social Security tell me fascinating stories about how Technical Entitlement can cause problems for people’s Medicare records. So, when I first saw …

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LogistiCare Announcement

In News by Stephanie Drum

Non-emergency Transportation Change LogistiCare announces that they will discontinue services for non-emergency transportation for Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members. On February 17, 2013, LogistiCare will terminate its contracts with the Department of Health Services. The Department intends to seek a new non-emergency medical transportation manager so they can continue to provide this important benefit to their members as soon as …

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Social Security Adds Website Feature to Read Web Pages Out Loud

In Assistive Technology Articles, News by Theresa Kulow

Making websites accessible to the broadest possible audience not only benefits people with disabilities visiting your site, but can really benefit all visitors to your site. For example, Social Security recently added a new feature to their website called “BrowseAloud” that allows the content of their website to be read aloud. This feature might be useful for individuals many individuals …

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Partnership Plus: A New Way of Connecting Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Networks

In Blog, News, Ticket to Work Articles by eri

ERI has worked several years toward the idea that Employment Networks (ENs) and state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies (VRs) could partner successfully to serve common customers under the Federal Ticket to Work Program.  Together, VRs and ENs could guide a Social Security beneficiary (Ticket Holder) through the various stages of employment to ultimately transition off of Social Security benefits. Under Ticket …

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, …