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Facing the Benefits Cliff

Creating Upward Mobility

The benefits cliff refers to when employees earn wage increases, but lose public benefits worth more as a result, leading to fewer Net Financial Resources for them and their families.
It is holding our community and our workforce back and enabling cyclical generational poverty.
Benefits Cliff Graph
Americans receive
means-based assistance
of public benefits go to non-elderly
employed individuals
of residents in Greater Rochester live
above the line of poverty, but below the
Self-Sufficiency Standard
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