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Get a New or Better Job: Step One: Identify Interests

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

People often think the first step in a job search is writing a resume, but that isn’t true for everyone. Before diving into a job search, it’s important to consider the types of jobs that you are interested in and the skills you most enjoy using. If you haven’t been interested in or passionate about your past jobs, it probably …

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Your DVR Case Closed. It May Be Time for Ticket to Work!

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

If you have a disability and an employment goal, the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) can provide services to help you prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. In many cases, once you get a job and maintain that job for 90 days, your DVR case closes successfully. But what happens next? When you receive your DVR case closure letter, …

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Speak Up for Yourself

In Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Beth Storch

By speaking up for what you need or want, you are more likely to: To be an effective self-advocate in the workplace and to speak up for accommodations that you feel are necessary and reasonable, there are three main points to consider. Here are a few ways to get started in being a better self-advocate. Your disability. Have a clear …

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12 Key Skills for Workplace Success

In Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Beth Storch

What are employers looking for in a good employee? Someone who knows how to do everything their job requires? Not necessarily. Most employers are looking to hire friendly people who have a good work ethic and who are polite, optimistic, and cooperative.  This is because it is easier for employers to teach someone a specific skill, for example, how to use …

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From Heavy Lifting to Human Resources

In Featured, Stories, Ticket to Work Articles by Priscilla Matthews

After working nearly 9 years at Land o’Lakes, Lori tore her rotator cuff lifting a heavy bag while working. She was in her 50s and had always worked physically demanding jobs, often lifting heavy bags for 12 hours a day. After her work injury and surgery she wasn’t sure what she’d be able to do. Unable to do the physically …

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You Asked: Ticket to Work Questions Answered

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Theresa Kulow

Social Security is spreading the word about the underutilized Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program as a way for people with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. Social Security began mailing letters to beneficiaries who qualify for the Ticket to Work program. I received a number of questions about how the Ticket to Work Program helps people and how ERI works with …

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Social Security Promotes Ticket to Work for People with Disabilities to Obtain Employment Support Services

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

Social Security is spreading the word about the underutilized Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program as a way for people with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. At the end of April 2015, Social Security began mailing letters to beneficiaries who qualify for the Ticket to Work program. Social Security expects to mail up to 60,000 paper Tickets every month to …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get a new or better job

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

  Let’s not kid ourselves; job searching can be time consuming, challenging, and at times discouraging. My goal is to discuss some important aspects of job searching in 2015 with the hopes of leaving you informed, prepared, and optimistic for the future. Furthermore, out of 168 hours in a week, about ¼ of them are spent at work for full-time …

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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 …