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Easy Lunch Box Recipes – Healthy Eating Tips

In Healthy Eating, News, Resources by Sarah Steinquist

Have you or your kids gotten sick of the typical PB&J brown bag lunch? It’s not easy coming up with new ideas for healthy, affordable lunches, but the start of a new school year is a good time to get creative. We love this creative lunch idea from Eating Well for Pizza Rollups: Eating on a Budget: Make Your Tummy …

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

In Healthy Eating, News, Resources by Sarah Steinquist

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. For some tips and resources to help you make healthy food choices while staying within your budget, check out our resource list about budget friendly, healthy, and best of all, delicious food. We also invite you to share your favorite website on this topic. Add it to our list or vote for your …

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GreenPath Debt Solutions

In Community Partners, Financial Resources, Resources by Sarah Steinquist

Next time you are meeting with an ERI staff member, don’t be surprised if we ask if you are interested in financial counseling. Benefits, employment and finances all go hand-in-hand. We are committed to identifying resources to assist you in achieving your financial goals. ERI has a trusted partnership with GreenPath to support financial security and wellbeing for people in …

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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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Emergency Disaster Response: Planning Kit for People with Disabilities

In Emergency Planning Resources, Featured, Resources by Sarah Steinquist

Emergencies can happen at any time. Do you know what to do if the unthinkable happens? Your best protection is planning ahead. With a bit of planning, you can add security to chaos and maybe even save a life. According to the Red Cross (an international organization that cares for the sick, wounded, or homeless in times of disaster) planning …

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Continued Medicaid Eligibility Section 1619(b)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Financial Resources, Ticket to Work Articles by Stephanie Drum

My name is Stephanie Drum, and I am a Work Incentives Benefits Specialist (WIBS) here at ERI (Employment Resources, Inc.). If you didn’t know already, I really like working with benefits. I unfairly have favorite work incentives, which is what I am writing about today. It’s one of the more unknown and misunderstood work incentives offered to Supplemental Security Income …

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Social Security Updates and Online Improvements

In Financial Resources, News, Resources by Stephanie Drum

Social Security works to improve processes and ways for you to do business with them. In addition to the automated telephone reporting system for SSI recipients, www.ssa.gov, Social Security has developed web-based services at MySSA.gov Everyone should sign up for MySSA.gov – you can: Review your annual earnings report Check your projected or current retirement and disability benefits Report address …

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Medical Cessation Protection

In Benefits Articles, Blog, Financial Resources, Ticket to Work Articles by John Benbow

An important work incentive for people who are receiving Social Security disability payments and participating in work rehabilitation programs can be a protection against benefits stopping due to a medical Continuing Disability Review (CDR). The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to conduct periodic medical reviews of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability beneficiaries …

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Aging and Disability Resource Center Opens

In Benefits Application Articles, Benefits Articles, Community Partners, News, Resources by Theresa Kulow

A new resource is available for all Dane County residents. Dane County Dept. of Human Services is pleased to announce that the Aging and Disability Resource Center opened in November, 2012 to help older adults, adults with disabilities, their families and professionals. Seniors and adults with disabilities value their independence and quality of life. When health conditions change or other …