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Dave Hammis

Using Work Incentives to Fund Micro Enterprises
Dave Hammis, Griffin-Hammis Associates


In this webcast, David Hammis discusses using Plan For Achieving Self-Support (PASS) as a small business funding source that directly infuses operating cash into a business cash flow. He addresses Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE), Blind Work Expenses (BWE), and using Property Essential to Self Support (PESS) that allow unlimited cash resources in small business accounts not subject to the SSI $2000 personal resources limits. Mr. Hammis explains how Vocational Rehabilitation and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding interact with net earnings from self employment. Lastly, he covers other critical issues related to self employment such as Medicaid, Section 8, and small business loans.

David Hammis is Sr. Partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, which specializes in building communities of economic cooperation, creating high performance organizations, and focusing on disability and employment. David serves as an Organizational Consultant for the Rural Institute's Rural Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Expansion Design Project. In 1996, Dave received the International Association for Persons in Supported Employment Professional of the Year Award for his "Outstanding support and commitment to people with disabilities especially in the areas of Career Development and the use of Social Security Work Incentives."