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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 …

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

In Benefits Application Articles, Blog, Featured, Mental Health Resources by Priscilla Matthews

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 are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.  Jolin, a …

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A Little Spending Money

In Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, News, Resources by eri

Wow!  Is it true that teenagers spend 9 hours a day using social media?!  I’m not a teen, but I know I’m guilty of social media/net surfing addiction.  Maybe you spend a lot of your time the same way, maybe you’re a stay at home mom, or a teen about to start summer break.  Everyone wants to make money for doing …

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The Link Between the Arts, Health and Wellness

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Beth Storch

Nutrition and exercise seem to be the buzz words for being healthy and maintaining mental wellness. Other advice includes having a good sleep routine, practicing relaxation, and having a good social network.  Are you looking for something else to add to your toolbox? Why not try the arts? The Arts, Health and Wellness The link between the arts and health …

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Social Security, Benefits and Taxes

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, Tax Resources, Ticket to Work Articles by Ellen Jungbluth

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 clients. All Title II benefits may be subject to federal tax; this includes: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Retirement …

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10 Helpful Personal Money Management Resources

In Featured, Financial Resources, News, Resources by eri

Here’s a question you may be asked as a professional providing services to people with disabilities. What tools and resources are available to support or assist people in improving their personal finances? Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists. America Saves (Online) Dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Asset …

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Free Tax Preparation Services

In Blog, Featured, News, Tax Resources by eri

Have you finished preparing your taxes yet?  If you’re like a lot of people, you might have waited until now… and may be wondering where you can get some help completing them in time for the April 15th deadline. We have good news!  You may be able to get free help to prepare your taxes. My Free Taxes My Free …