Compensating consumers and considerations for public benefit recipients

In this memo, Jeremy Spiegel, Esq. and Ashley Maddison, Esq. of the Rutgers Law School/Camden Coalition Medical-Legal Partnership and Evelyne Kane, Program Manager of Community Engagement, outline ways organizations can fairly compensate lived-experience experts without jeopardizing their eligibility for federal or state benefits. These include working creatively within the current legal confines for compensation, as well as advocating for policies that end the “benefits cliff.”

Camden Coalition's 2022-2025 strategic plan
Our plan of work for the next three years.
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Front cover of the 2022-2025 strategic plan document
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brief cover photo of Amplify speakers at Putting Care at the Center 2019 conference
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In this brief, Jeremy Spiegel, Esq., Ashley Maddison, Esq., and Puja Upadhyay of the Rutgers Law…
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