Employment or Benefits

There is To Choose

Social Security, Public Benefits, and Financial Self-Sufficiency

Employment or Benefits? There’s No Need to Choose

Financial compensation is a critical component of any job. Ideally, that remuneration provides economic security for the worker.

However, people who receive Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, or other public benefits often hear a different story: employment jeopardizes access to benefits that sustain them and ultimately leads to financial loss.  When faced with making the false choice between work or benefits, many understandably choose not to risk losing their benefits by taking a job.

Sadly, when people limit or avoid employment due to a fear of losing their benefits, they often end up in poverty.

Employment and Benefits is the Answer!

Weaving employment and benefits together allows people to escape the benefits trap, increase their economic status, and break the link between disability and poverty.

Griffin-Hammis Associates leads the nation in using Social Security work incentives (including Plans to Achieve Self Support (PASS) and continued Medicaid or Medicare eligibility) to help people meet their personal financial goals by creating businesses, advancing their educations, and sustaining higher-paying jobs.

While these work incentives provide safety nets to protect government cash payments and medical insurance, our focus is on combining these tools with employment to maximize income and financial stability.

The Animated Benefits and Work Video Series is Here!

Griffin-Hammis Associates is pleased to offer ten animated videos highlighting the economic advantages of public benefits and work. Each brief video delivers accurate, empowering information about public benefits and work in a clear, simple, and
engaging manner.

Designed specifically for individuals with disabilities, the videos offer an accessible format for anyone seeking to learn about public benefits and work, including family members, educators, vocational counselors, and service providers.

Post them on websites, use them to debunk common myths and fears, or play them during presentations to teach the basics of work incentives… the possibilities are endless! Download the PDF to find out how to order today! Thank you.

Additional GHA Resources

Please click the links below for additional resource materials on Social Security, Public Benefits, and Financial Self-Sufficiency. If you require further assistance, please contact GHA by phone at (470) 223-3936 or by email at info@griffinhammis.com. Thank you.

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Training is Available Onsite, Online, or Through Technical Assistance and Mentoring. Choose the Option that Works Best For You.

Training and certification programs are available Onsite, Online, or through customized, Technical Assistance and Mentoring. Please connect to our training platforms through the links below. If you require further assistance, please contact GHA by phone at (470) 223-3936 or by email at info@griffinhammis.com. Thank you.

Schedule Onsite Training

Learn more about GHA’s in-person training on Public Benefits, Work Incentives and Financial Planning. These workshops help you create systems to overcome people’s fears of losing public benefits if they work, use work incentives to ensure they get ahead through employment and improve their financial well-being.

Register for Online Training

Learn more about GHA’s online training on Public Benefits, Work Incentives and Financial Planning. These webinars address some components of the in-person trainings.

Technical Assistance and Mentoring

Learn more about our professional Technical Assistance and Mentoring to create effective benefits planning, boost employment results and help people realize their financial goals.