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Wisconsin Mental Health Forums: Virtual Training Series

In Advocacy, Events, Featured, Mental Health Resources, News, Resources, Training, Training Articles by ERI Team

You are invited to join the Wisconsin Mental Health Forums, a virtual five-part series designed to address disparities within the Behavioral Health System. Developed by Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) and made possible through support from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS), this series aims to improve the experiences of underserved populations. Speakers will …

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FreshEBT: Your Online Guide to Managing FoodShare Benefits

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by ERI Team

How do I apply for FoodShare Wisconsin? Which stores and farmer’s markets accept the Quest Card? Can I check my balance online? Am I eligible for other benefits? These are just a few of the questions you might have about Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FreshEBT can answer them, and many more! FreshEBT is an online guide to managing FoodShare benefits in …

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When You Have a Mental Health Disability and Need Benefits….

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources by ERI Team

Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming. These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Some people can navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support. If you are struggling …

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Free Tax Preparation Services

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, News, Tax Resources by ERI Webmaster

If you feel stressed at the thought of the upcoming tax deadline, now is the time to take action using free tax preparation services. The deadline to file tax returns for the 2022 tax year is Tuesday, April 18, 2023 for most people. Fortunately, there are free on-line and in-person resources to help you file your taxes on time.Get Started …

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Gifts and Social Security Benefits

In Benefits Articles, Featured, News, Resources by ERI Team

Tis’ the season for festive celebrations – and gifts! During the holidays, 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. Gifts do not affect SSDI at all! You don’t even …

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Self-Care: Help for Holiday Blues

In Featured, News, Resources by ERI Team

There are decorations all around, and holiday music is playing in all the stores. For many people it is a time for celebration — a bright spot in the winter gloom. For others, the holidays may be overwhelming, or lonely, or intense. The stress of obligations can dull the spirit of the season. Family celebrations shown on television may not …