THE BENEFIT BANK (TBB)
The Benefit Bank is a web-based service that simplifies and centralizes the process of applying for many state and federal benefits for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Through its eligibility screening tool, TBB can ensure that people are fully aware of the benefits to which they are entitled and, as an expert system it helps maximize the benefits and tax refunds they can secure. The “one-stop-shop” concept of TBB reduces the amount of time needed to apply for benefits. Further, the information a person enters is stored securely, so an individual who wishes to reapply for benefits, apply for new benefits or file future tax returns simply needs to enter his or her username and password to initiate this new action.
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The Benefit Bank is a free service. No individual can be charged for using TBB. As a TBB site, the Area Agency on Aging provides a counselor, computer, printer, internet access and phone in a setting that is respectful and private to assure the privacy and confidentiality of all client data. All four of the Area Agency on Aging offices are Benefit Bank sites and can be reached by calling 800-582-7277 to set up an appointment.