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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 …

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What to Do When the Holidays Leave You Blue

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, Seasonal Favorite by Helena Gerritsen

It’s the holiday season. Maybe you’re rushing to get things done, or maybe you’re a little lonely when you hear a song about family and togetherness. Maybe this time of year isn’t the cozy, picture-perfect time that you wanted. Sometimes the holidays don’t live up to our expectations or all the hype. If you are feeling more blue than jolly, …

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Eat Healthy, Feel and Work Better

In Featured, Healthy Eating, News, Polls by Helena Gerritsen

Healthy body, healthy mind. As the saying goes, it’s crucial to look after your body in order to be your best. Good nutrition nurtures your body and mind. People with healthy diets have: Simply put, if you eat better, it will help you feel and work better. It can be challenging to maintain a healthy diet. Work and life get …

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Motivated, Uniquely Skilled, and Thinking About Work. What’s Next?

In Employment Articles, Featured, Job Search Tips, Resources by Priscilla Matthews

You’re motivated, have unique skills, and know you’d be a great asset to the right employer.  Those are excellent qualities that will take you far. If you have a disability, you may have a few more things to think through than the typical job seeker. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many resources are available in Wisconsin to help you find …