Connect Systems to Help People Access Social Services
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To get public benefits, people often have to complete many forms or make many visits to an office. Instead, we could connect and coordinate social service systems. For example, if you applied for food stamps, you might get Medicaid. Or you could fill out one application to qualify for many services. You might learn about a program from a different provider. Connected systems make it easier for people to find out about benefits. They also make it easier for families to enroll in and keep public benefits. Many systems could be connected, like eligibility, enrollment, and retention.