Benefits Launch Will Tell You!
Challenging doesn’t even begin to cover what life has been like for most people over the past several months!
The COVID-19 public health pandemic has shown us how quickly life can change. Millions of people have lost their jobs or have been forced to take pay cuts. More people than ever before need a boost. Whether that means getting help to feed your family, being able to get the healthcare services you need, or much more, there are programs that can help.
Is it Hard to Get Benefits?
It’s easier than you think. Benefits Launch can make the process easy and fast. All you need is about 10 minutes to answer a few questions to see what benefits you may be eligible for.
How Do I Know if I Qualify for Benefits?
There are over 20 public benefits available, all you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your household and income. Then, Benefits Launch will quickly determine which benefits you may be eligible for. After you’ve answered a few questions, you can speak with a Campaign for Working Families Resource Specialist who can help you find the benefits you need.
But I Have a Job. Can I Still Get Benefits?
Some people are eligible for benefits even if they have a job, especially part time employees and individuals who have had their hours reduced. It’s easy to find out if you qualify using the Benefits Launch tool.
What Kind of Benefits Are We Talking About?
Just to name a few, Benefits Launch helps to determine eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which can help with the cost of groceries, Medicaid which helps with making healthcare affordable, Child Care Works program to help pay for the cost of childcare, and more!
How Much Does it Cost?
Nothing! Zero! Completely FREE.
This Sounds too Good to Be True. How is This Possible?
Another Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization, Benefits Data Trust (BDT), helps connect people to benefits they may not know they’re eligible to receive. The organization works with the city of Philadelphia and other community-based organizations, such as Campaign for Working Families, to help people find benefits to help them purchase groceries, obtain healthcare or pay for utilities.
Our partnership BDT helps people live healthier, more independent lives by creating smarter ways to access essential benefits and services with dignity and respect.
Okay, So If I’m Eligible for Benefits, How Do I Get them?
Each of the benefit programs has a different application process. Benefits Launch will give you the option to apply online or with help by phone. You will still have to apply, but we’ll be with you every step of the way!
You are not alone! The COVID-19 world has made life difficult for many people. Over the past 12 years, BDT has helped more than 110,000 Philadelphians heat their homes, feed their families, and pay for healthcare and CWF has filed over 250,000 returns, finding millions in refunds for families and individuals in Philadelphia. Let us know if we can help you!