The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is an online program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks that streamlines the process of applying for public benefits and tax credits. It is a completely free program that simplifies and combines the application process for more than 20 different programs.
The Ohio Benefit Bank combines technology and partnerships to bring assistance applications to Ohioans in need. Technology makes the applications easier to understand and more convenient. Our network of committed and caring organizations makes the process of applying less intimidating by bringing this resource to the places where those who need them are the most comfortable.
Applications our organizations help people apply for include:
Food Assistance (SNAP)
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit
Child Care Subsidies
USDA Child Nutrition Programs
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Medicare Rx Extra Help
Medicare Savings Program
Ohio Works First
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Veterans Education Benefits
In just over six years, the OBB has provided access to over $800 million for low- and moderate-income Ohioans, assisted over 320,000 people, established over 1,000 sites statewide, and trained more than 4,400 counselors.
Asking for the assistance can be difficult. We are here to help.
If you need help applying for any one these programs, our SNAP Outreach members are here to help. They can complete applications over the phone. Please call Ellen Mackall (330)777-1050 or Sarah Sliffe (330)777 -1051.
If you would like to complete an application on your own using the Ohio Benefit Bank online, you can follow this link.