Job Schedules & Public Benefits

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When volatile schedules are compounded by low wages and low incomes, workers can find themselves in need of income supports, such as cash assistance under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and nutritional assistance under Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP). Ironically, the very job scheduling issues that contribute to many workers’ financial insecurity and consequent need for income supports often create obstacles for accessing these essential benefits. For example, keeping agency appointments or meeting work participation requirements can be more challenging for workers balancing unpredictable job schedules and familial responsibilities. In this audio conference, learn from leading experts about challenges workers face and what we can do to address them.

The Center for Law and Social Policy hosted the “Job Schedules & Public Benefits” audio call on September 17, 2015. 

Jessica Bartholow, Legislative Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Stacy Dean, Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Director of Income & Work Supports, Center for Law and Social Policy
Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project, Minnesota