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Hand Up Economy

The Hand Up Economy, or HUE, empowers your community to help each other compassionately and effectively by gradually walking a person to financial independence.  The HUE is a voluntary program where a person gradually eases their way off financial assistance, there is no “benefit cliff” as seen in many welfare programs.  The HUE provides financial assistance through the Graduated Income Boost, or GIB, which is privately funded by Third Party's Foundation, thus requiring no taxes for funding.

This policy was created by Larry Sharpe and adapted by Jerome Bell.



Graduated Income Boost

​The Graduated Income Boost, or GIB, allows you to gradually work your way out of poverty to a livable wage, without any “benefit cliff” seen in many welfare programs.  It is a 100% voluntary program available for any American, and completely privately funded via the Third Party Foundation


As you increase your cash flow, you receive less of the GIB, until you reach an annual cash flow of $36,000.

GIB Eligibility

  • American Citizen

  • 18-65 years old

  • Annual cash flow less than $36,000


Employment Bounty

​The HUE hosts an Employment Bounty where private companies compete to find HUE participants employment.  Every time a HUE participant is serviced by a participating placement/recruitment company, they receive a stipend, funded by the Third Party Foundation, not taxes.  EVERYONE receives incentive for quality service.



  • HUE participant can work full time

  • Placement/recruiting company receives industry standard recruitment fee for full time placement



  • HUE participant is either temporarily working part time or temporarily can’t work at all

  • Placement/recruiting company receives industry standard recruitment fee for part time placement



  • HUE participant will never hold job (due to disability or otherwise)

  • Placement/recruiting company receives flat fee (for informing of new opportunities should circumstances change)



GIB Graduation Bounty

The GIB Graduation Bounty helps the working poor move to the middle class by allowing private companies to compete in helping individuals achieve an annual cash flow of $36,000 or more, making them ineligible for the GIB, thus “graduating” from the GIB.  Any company that helps someone earn $36,000 or more of annual cash flow will receive a stipend, privately funded via the Third Party Foundation.

“Graduation” from the GIB program does not exclude you from other HUE services.  It also does not prevent you from receiving the GIB in the future, if you qualify (see above).



The HUE Employment Support App, or HUES App, is the exclusive portal to enter the HUE program.  It will connect you to a wealth of community resources including job information, education, child care, and much more!

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