Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume I: Background, Efforts in Brief, and Related Initiatives. III. BROADER INITIATIVES Incorporating benefits access efforts identified in this study


The benefits access arena remains dynamic. New efforts are launched regularly, and existing ones incorporated into broader initiatives to alleviate poverty. In these broader initiatives, the use of web-based technology to increase benefits access is one component of a multi-pronged approach that may also include policy and procedural changes, other outreach strategies, and employment and financial management assistance. This chapter describes some of these broader initiatives as well as initiatives in development that have the potential to expand the portfolio of technological tools that can bring public benefits to those who need them the most. The chapter concludes with considerations about the future of benefits access initiatives.

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