BDT Broadcast: A Success Story, Expanding Our Impact, Policy News, And More

Transforming Benefits Access: Real Stories, Real Impact

At its core, Benefits Data Trust connects people to essential benefits and services that help them meet their basic needs. We are honored to be highlighted in a recent NBC10 news story where Debora Jennings, a BDT client in Pennsylvania, shared how her family found solace in connecting with our services during the current pandemic.

"Once COVID hit, there was nothing. You made it so much easier and you also reached out to make us more aware of what was available."

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Meeting This Moment

As the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing civil unrest continue to cause distress across our country and the current economic fallout impacts more lives every day, our work has never been more vital.

Alongside our partners, we have made important changes in order to work harder and smarter to help the growing number of people in need. As an organization, our staff has grown by 24% since the onset of the pandemic and we've expanded our services in both New York City and North Carolina to better serve our communities. These efforts have allowed us to continue to transform benefits access across the country.

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Policy News

Our policy work is critical for advancing large-scale, sustainable impact. As the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic ripples across our country, our policy agenda has evolved to help state agencies and their stakeholders support the growing number of individuals and families in need of social services and supports – many of whom are accessing the nation’s safety net programs for the first time.

In the United States, more than one in four workers earn some or all their income through the broadly defined “gig economy”. There’s an effective policy option that can help ensure this growing workforce gains easier access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Our policy team recently released an issue brief detailing the option that has been adopted in 23 states, as well as D.C. and Guam.

As we continue to uncover the economic effects of the pandemic, our policy team took a look at the pandemic's potential impact on Medicaid churn, which is the cycling of beneficiaries into and out of the Medicaid program. This churn occurs as a result of changes in their income or life circumstances change and/or missed deadlines to verify eligibility. Read our latest blog post on the subject.

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We continue to hire and are conducting interviews remotely. We have open positions at all levels of experience and encourage you to share the openings with your network.

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