The fear of loss of benefits can cause many people to abandon or unnecessarily limit their dreams for employment. They remain tethered to benefits and therefore do not achieve the financial success they could, if they had clear and accurate information about their benefits and the related work incentives, to make informed choices about employment.
Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD) and Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral are programs intended to support individuals and promote community well-being. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that provides temporary cash for families in need. Some families participate in the WorkFirst Program, which helps participants find and keep jobs. This webinar will contain information about the benefits of each program, eligibility rules, and how to connect and partner with your local Community Services Office.
Join Tarimah Williams and Nicholas Swiatkowski for the last in a four-part series on cash, medical, and housing benefits and work incentives which can assist with achieving employment while enhancing opportunities to protect the most essential benefits. Many people decrease reliance on benefits once they understand the safety nets available to help them move towards success and attainment of greater income through employment.
This training series is a collaborative effort between the Health Care Authority-Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Becoming Employed Starts Today (BEST) project funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Tarimah Williams is the Cash and WorkFirst Program Manager at Washington’s Community Services Division
Nicholas Swiatkowski is the Social Services Program Manager at Washington’s Community Services Division