April 23, 2014 Leave a comment
Economic development is often defined as reaching an increased level of financial stability. For most people that translates to working and being financially self-supporting. Individuals receiving government benefits are encouraged by society and other factors to stay on funded benefits. To work towards self-sufficiency and stop government funded benefits requires a great deal of support and information from a wide range of resources.
At its April 16th, NEBA Salutes, dinner, New England Business Associates (NEBA) recognized two individuals who have attained the unique status of ending government funded benefits. These individuals made decisions to work towards financial self-sufficiency in the competitive workforce.
Sandra is working with a major health organization and looking forward to the purchase of her first car. Jose is using his MBA for the first time in over a decade to work in a business setting that solves and monitors complex financial situations. Both individuals shared their story with a group of other individuals also seeking to attain financial selfsufficiency.
Individuals receiving Social Security benefits and seeking information regarding the Ticket to Work program should go to http://www.chooseworkttw.net. NEBA is a TTW agency and can provide individual information on this program.
This event was funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation and is part of a program to support Massachusetts residents in attaining economic sustainability through employment or self-employment.