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Digital Identity in Public Benefits Research

Digital Identity in Public Benefits Research

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Digital Benefits Network (DBN) at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) are collaborating on a two-year-long collaborative research and development project to adapt NIST’s digital identity guidelines to better support the implementation of public benefits policy and delivery while balancing security, privacy, equity, and usability.

Find Local Help

"Find Local Help is a tool from CMS, which runs HealthCare.gov, that connects people to in-person, one-on-one help signing up for health insurance. Users can enter their location and get a list of local experts who can help them complete the process for free." - Ad Hoc

New Practice Lab

New Practice Lab

Washington, DC

The New Practice Lab's theory of change is deceptively simple: we should design public goods and services the same way we design the most successful private goods and services— in partnership with the people who use them, and suited to the digital age in which we live.

Miracle Messages

Miracle Messages

San Francisco

We offer family reunification services, a phone buddy program, and basic income pilots for people experiencing homelessness

Humanitas AI

Humanitas AI

Palo Alto

We’re reimagining the supply chain of social care for the new era.

Digital Benefits Hub

Digital Benefits Hub

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

A dynamic, open-source reference library for practitioners who are working through complexity to improve access to public benefits and services.

USAID One Window for Citizens

USAID One Window for Citizens

Cambodia (Kampuchea)

USAID launched IVR and Facebook chatbot tools that will provide Cambodian citizens clear, transparent information on public services available to them through the Royal Cambodian Government’s One Window Service Offices (OWSO).

Digital Authentication and Identity Proofing in Public Benefits Applications

Created and published by the Digital Benefits Network, this open dataset and analysis documents identity proofing and authentication practices in online public benefits applications across the US, contributing to field-wide understanding about the digital identity landscape in public benefits, an important issue for equitable benefits access.

European Social Services Awards

Organised by the European Social Network, the Awards shine a spotlight on successful new approaches and the extraordinary ongoing work of public social services managers, funders, planners, providers, and deliverers of social services, as well as providing opportunities for exchange and mutual learning to improve social work policies and practice.

ConsiliumBots

ConsiliumBots

New York City

ConsiliumBots uses technology and data to help people make important decisions by turning complex and underutilized information into virtual assistance and personalized recommendations across education, housing, and other areas of government programs.

Indus Action

Indus Action

India (Bhārat)

Indus Action helps vulnerable Indians access government entitlements to education, maternity and livelihood support.

Bloom Housing

Bloom Housing

San Francisco

A housing platform that simplifies, centralizes, and makes it easy for people to search and apply for affordable housing.

The Benefits Enrollment Field Guide

The Benefits Enrollment Field Guide looks at the landscape of America’s safety net benefits experience in 2023 and tracks the differences from our 2019 assessment based on expanded evaluation criteria.

Customer Experience Projects

The Biden Administration's approach to human-centered design to re-orient government around a core set of "life experience" personas

Namma Mahiti Kendras

IT for Change’s Namma Mahiti Kendras are ICT-enabled information centers that aim to break down the barriers to citizens’ right-claiming processes.

Forage Payments

Forage Payments

San Francisco

Forage is a USDA approved third-party payment processor (TPP) and a PIN provider that authenticates and processes EBT transactions.

Fraudescorekaart

Fraudescorekaart

Netherlands (Nederland, Holland)

An interactive scorecard where people can see if they would be flagged for social welfare fraud under the Netherlands' broken system

Google Find Food Support

"Google is working with non-profit groups like No Kid Hungry and FoodFinder, as well as the US Department of Agriculture, to aggregate 90,000 locations with free food support across all 50 states — with more locations to come." - Andrew J. Hawkins

18F's Public Benefits Portfolio

18F's Public Benefits Portfolio

1800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States

We partner with agencies to enable human-centered, digitally-assisted public benefits programs.

Benefits Data Trust

Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a national nonprofit that harnesses the power of data, technology, and policy to provide efficient and dignified access to assistance.

Safety Net Innovation Lab

Over the next seven years, building on the work we’ve already done to reimagine safety net services, we will partner with 15 states to reach 13 million people and unlock $30 billion in benefits in the areas of food assistance, health care, and other basic needs through our new Safety Net Innovation Lab.

Matching to Categories: Learning and Compliance Costs in Administrative Processes

Research with Code for America on CalFresh, by Donald Moynihan, Eric Giannella, Pamela Herd, and Julie Sutherland finds "hard evidence on the barriers administrative burdens pose."

1Degree

1Degree

San Francisco

Empowering you to find what you need from over 26,000 free, up-to-date resources

Eligibee

Eligibee

Berkeley

Eligibee is a free nonprofit tool that helps you find and apply for government assistance, making it easier to get the food, healthcare, and income supports you need today.

Propel

Propel

New York City, NY, USA

We build software for low-income Americans who are often overlooked by traditional tech innovation.

Open Path

Open Path

Brattleboro

Open Path is a platform to help care providers, governments, hospitals, and insurance companies better serve people experiencing homelessness.

Eligibility API Initiative

Eligibility API Initiative

GSA (General Services Administration), F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Initiative by 18F to demonstrate the potential for API-enabled benefits eligibility logic services.

Alluma

We work with government agencies, nonprofits, and communities to shape a social opportunity system that supports and propels the 100 million economically insecure people in the US

NYC Benefits Screening API

Create modern web applications that evaluate household data against eligibility rules for 31 different City, State, and Federal benefits programs (including SNAP, Cash Assistance, WIC, HEAP, and more).

GetCalFresh

GetCalFresh

Code for America, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Apply for food stamps in 10 minutes

Chalmers

Chalmers

Toronto

Chalmers can help you find things like: free meals, overnight shelter, clothing banks, emergency contacts and can point you to offline and online mental health services.

iCarol

iCarol non-profit and charity help line software for crisis, referral and emotional support lines.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

DoSomething.org, West 21st Street, New York, NY, USA

Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 in the United States.

PIP Kit

PIP Kit

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Work together on the UK Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit claim form

Open Referral

We develop data standards and open platforms that make it easy to share and find information about community resources.

Panacea

Panacea allows you to check your food stamps and cash benefits balance all on your smartphone.

Ryecatcher

Ryecatcher

420 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025, United States

RyeCatcher is online collaboration software that makes it easy for everyone involved in a student’s success to work together.

Veterans Affairs Canada Find benefits & services tool

By answering just a few questions, this tool can provide a list of benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada that are the most relevant to you.

JobKraftwerk

JobKraftwerk

Germany (Deutschland)

The platform makes it easy for social workers and refugees to create and access digital records related to their settlement and integration into Germany, also supporting local labour market integration.

Unite Us

Unite Us is an outcome-focused technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers.

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy

33 Elizabeth Street, Richmond VIC, Australia

Ask Izzy helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find the services they need, right now and nearby.

mRelief

mRelief

321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

See if you qualify for support with food, cash & more. Answer a few questions and get help in under 5 minutes.

Wetaase

Wetaase

Kampala, Uganda

Wetaase is an online and mobile platform serving high-risk individuals, victims and survivors of human trafficking in Uganda.

Integrated Benefits Initiative

Integrated Benefits Initiative

United States of America (the)

Code for America partnered with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Nava Public Benefit Corporation to conduct pilots in Michigan (in partnership with Civilla), Colorado, Alaska, Vermont (led by Nava PBC) and Louisiana.

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