Addressing the benefits cliff to enable equitable compensation for consumers

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The “benefits cliff,” the limitations on how much income an individual can receive before becoming ineligible and ultimately losing their benefits, has been a longstanding challenge for organizations trying to appropriately compensate consumer advisors and advocates for their participation and expertise.

In a new brief geared towards policymakers and organizational leaders, Camden Coalition staff and National Consumer Scholars address these challenges and provide recommendations — both for how to avoid tipping over the benefits cliff and for policy changes that would directly ease the impact of the benefits cliff on individuals with lived experience who are working to improve care.  Read the recommendations and the stories that helped shape them.

In their own words

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