Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume II: Detailed Summary Tables of Benefits Access Efforts. Online Training and Benefits Eligibility Tool (OTBET)



OTBET is hosted by PathWays PA, a nonprofit organization that provides services and advocacy for women, children, and families. This online tool, implemented in 2010, allows staff and clients to determine their personal self-sufficiency standard and benefits eligibility. Once eligibility is determined, staff and clients use links to connect to the state’s online application tool, COMPASS, and other programs that clients may find useful.

Key benefit programs

SNAP, CHIP, LIHEAP, federal child care assistance

Other benefit programs

None known

Key technological components

Online screener/benefits calculator

Other key components

Outreach conducted by for-profit or nonprofit partners

Target population

General low-income population

Geographic reach


State/s (abbreviation)


Locality (cities or counties)


Selected sources of information

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