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The Benefit Bank®(TBB TM) web-based expert system is designed to secure funds and services for individuals and families working to overcome poverty and to build long term financial stability. TBB is unique as it functions as a benefits eligibility screener, a benefits application filer and as IRS-certified tax preparation software. It is tailored to the needs of each state's residents and geared to deliver both paper and electronic filing options for each offering. This online service provides unrivaled sophistication in eligibility screening and ensures that clients know with confidence which benefits they can count upon receiving and, as an expert system, helps them maximize the benefits and tax refunds they can secure.
By creating a more efficient benefit delivery system for governments, The Benefit Bank online service can be a tool to enhance the economic stability and growth of families over generations, while government can at the same time decrease errors, increase productivity and meet its outreach and economic development goals more effectively.
The Benefit Bank interview-based format makes it easy to use with a relatively small investment in training, making it appropriate for use by a wide range of community and faith-based, governmental, job-training, healthcare and social service agencies. The "one-stop-shop" concept reduces the amount of time needed to apply for benefits. The information entered is stored securely, so it is simple to apply for new benefits, reapply for benefits, or file tax returns, without having to re-enter information previously supplied.
The Benefit Bank online service is free at point of use. No consumer can be charged for using The Benefit Bank online service. If a site provides counselor candidates, a personal computer, a printer, Internet access and a phone in a setting that is respectful and private then it can provide access to TBB.