4 April, 2024

Are you taking all the benefits you’re entitled to?

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Take all the Federal, State and Local benefits that you are entitled to

103 million Americans leave $80 billion in benefits unclaimed every year.

These are benefits that your tax dollars pay for! Things like affordable healthcare. Help with childcare. Affordable internet access. Childcare. And more. Make sure you are taking all the benefits you're entitled to. Here are three free resources that help you figure out what you are eligible for and how to apply.

Benefit Kitchen helps individuals check to see if they’re eligible for 18 federal, state, and local benefits.
Benefit Finder is the official benefits website of the U.S. government to find benefits and where to apply for them.
Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) find out if you are eligible for benefits that Social Security administers and how to apply.

This free app is easy to use on a phone or laptop and provides links to all three resources and more information.

Find all the benefits that you are entitled for
Find all the Federal, State and Local benefits that you are entitled for.

Benefit Kitchen

Benefit Kitchen's online screening tool asks a series of questions. Analyzes your answers and provides a list of benefits that your might be eligible for and how to apply for them. The service can be used through a web browser or by texting from a phone. Benefit Kitchen does not ask for personal information such as your name, address or Social Security number.

Benefit Kitchen helps you find Federal, State and Local benefits that you might be eligible for

Source: Benefit Kitchen Share as a GIF

Get your share. You deserve it!

Benefit Kitchen applies data an analytics to help people improve their lives. It does this by collecting information about benefits from different states, organizing it and making it available in different forms. Their Self Screening tool (above) lets individuals find out about benefits they might be eligible for. Benefit Kitchen also provides data and an interface which helps other nonprofits and agencies use the data they've collected in other apps and services. Please read their Legal Disclaimer.

Find all the Federal, State and Local benefits that you might be entitled for

How to apply for benefit

Benefit Kitchen provides a list of state-specific resources to apply for benefits. Here is a sample list for California.

Screening Tools and Referrals:

TakeAway: Take the Federal, State and local benefits you're entitled to. Your tax dollars paid for them!

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