The Flexible Benefit Set (FBS) is an integral part of Pathways to Prosperity and Wellbeing (P2PW), a human-centered design initiative to reform human services in Dakota County and Olmstead County. The FBS addresses the need to remodel public assistance delivery by streamlining funding through a single payment source and eliminating restrictions on how participants can spend public benefits. Our study examined the social science literature pertaining to five core principles of the FBS’s design: accessibility, centering equity, trusting families and flexibility, raising benefit cut-offs to the level of a living wage, and eliminating benefit cliffs.
Capstone paper for the fulfillment of the Master of Public Affairs degree, and Master of Public Policy degree.
Hurley, Tyler; Lecheler, Tegan; Proescholdt, Laura; Schoppa, Isabelle; Siljander, Bridget.
The Social Science Case for a Flexible Benefit Set.
Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
Content distributed via the University of Minnesota's Digital Conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor.