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Even before the pandemic, more than $60 billion in benefits went untapped each year in the United States.

Public benefits like SNAP, WIC, CHIP, and Medicaid can help families in need pay for food, healthcare, housing, and more. By streamlining access to benefits proven to improve health and advance opportunity today, we can build pathways to economic mobility and a more equitable future.

Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a national nonprofit that harnesses the power of data, technology, and policy to provide efficient and dignified access to assistance.

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1 million+

households screened since 2005

$7.5 billion+

secured in benefits since 2005

95,000+

total applications submitted in 2020

The Power of Public Benefits

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Increasing enrollment

Medicaid enrollment during childhood significantly decreases high school dropout rates and increases rates of college completion.

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Reducing poverty

Poverty would be nearly twice as high if not for economic security programs like SNAP, EITC, and Social Security.

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Cost savings

Every $1 invested in WIC saves about $2.48 in medical, educational, and productivity costs.

Real People, Real Solutions

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"I called to re-certify for my SNAP benefits when my last can of food was in the cabinet. My SNAP recently was renewed and I was able to go food shopping to refill my cabinets, thank you!"

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BDT Client, Age 56, MD

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"I’m a senior, I’m really on a tight budget, and I’m not online. Being able to call and apply for SNAP on the phone...was a tremendous assistance."

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BDT Client, Age 69, NY

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"I was so fearful to call...I don’t want to take from someone who needs it more than me and then I had to realize that I kind of need it too, and [BDT] didn’t make me feel ashamed, in fact [they] made me feel worthy."

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BDT Client, Age 60, CO

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"I was in a car accident that wrecked my business, and [BDT] was able to help me in every aspect of my life. I've never received so much good information – from Social Security to housing assistance."

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BDT Client, Age 37, PA