Promoting Public Benefits Access Through Web-Based Tools and Outreach: A National Scan of Efforts. Volume II: Detailed Summary Tables of Benefits Access Efforts. PEAK (Program Eligibility and Application Kit)

04/08/2011

Description

Implemented in 2004, PEAK is Colorado’s online screener for TANF/SNAP/Medicaid and other programs in CO. The Colorado Benefit Management System is the eligibility system rules engine that supports it, replacing the legacy mainframe system. PEAK will soon incorporate an online application; planning for this component began in 2009. Along with the online application, CBOs will also soon begin conducting outreach and application assistance using PEAK. Clients will be able to use the online system to check the status of their benefits. The effort leverages concepts from PA Compass, developed for PA Department of Public Welfare in consultation with Deloitte.

Key benefit programs

TANF; SNAP; Medicaid; CHIP

Other benefit programs

State programs for elderly and disabled; adult protective services

Key technological components

Online screener/benefits calculator

Other key components

None known

Target population

General low-income population

Geographic reach

Statewide

State/s (abbreviation)

CO

Locality (cities or counties)

 

Selected sources of information

http://www.colorado.gov/benefits/index.html

Printable online applications also available for:

SNAP, TANF and Medicaid at

http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/fap/PDFs/FormCombinedFAapplicationReceipt3-2009.pdf

Medicaid (families and children) and CHIP at

http://www.cchp.org/index.cfm?action=apply&language=eng

http://fcw.com/articles/2006/04/17/utah-takes-an-integrated-approach-to-human-services.aspx

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