Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume II: Detailed Summary Tables of Benefits Access Efforts. Automated Benefits Calculator (ABC)



ABC is a benefits screening tool run by the Connecticut Association for Community Action Agencies (CAFCA). It asks questions to determine potential eligibility for state and federal programs and then gives users information on local resources that help them complete applications for benefits they qualify for.

Key benefit programs

TANF, SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, school meal programs

Other benefit programs

General Assistance, prescription drug assistance, separate state welfare programs, Medicare Savings Program, state energy assistance, weatherization, Head Start, state health care coverage

Key technological components

Online screener/benefits calculator

Other key components

None known

Target population

General low-income population

Geographic reach


State/s (abbreviation)


Locality (cities or counties)


Selected sources of information

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