On Friday, May 20th, leaders from the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) joined MAX to review their tool for examining the impacts of the “benefits cliff” – a point faced by individuals when earning more income does not outweigh the financial impact of losing government benefits. For many individuals, this reality prevents them from pursuing their career pathway dreams and economic mobility.
GCO’s Eric Cochling, Chief Program Officer & General Counsel, Buzz Brockway, Executive Vice President of Public Policy, and Erik Randolph, Director of Research, reviewed a data tool that enables policy makers and workforce developers to pinpoint how just 25 cents in extra wages can lead to no longer being eligible for SNAP and other benefits. The interactive tool enables users to explore how the benefits cliff impacts individuals with varying demographic and family variables in Georgia and eight other states. Cochling, Brockway, and Randolph provided insights on how better understanding the impacts of the benefits cliff can lead to better outcomes for workforce participants.
Click here for the recording.
Click here to learn more about GCO’s benefits cliff tool.
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