Available Programs

Available Programs

The Ohio Benefit Bank can connect you to programs and resources that can stabilize your household, AND benefit your community as a whole. Learn more about the programs available below and then get started with your application!

Remember, when you begin your application, you may need to refer to some commonly requested documents to make sure your application is accurate.

Food and Nutrition Programs:

  • Food Assistance

    Known as Food Assistance in Ohio, this program is also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and was formerly called food stamps. It is a federal program that can help you to purchase groceries, and it boosts your local economy when you buy food at grocery stores in your community. Click here to apply today!

  • Women Infants and Children (WIC)
    The WIC program is a nutrition program for pregnant women and children age 5 years and younger, providing access to nutritious foods, information and breastfeeding education. Click here to apply today!
  • USDA Child Nutrition Programs
    Also known as the free and reduced-price lunch program, this program connects children from low-income households with free or affordable school meals. Click here to apply today!

Healthcare Assistance Programs:

Taxes and Student Aid Programs:

  • File Your Federal and State Tax Returns
    Most households that make under $60,000 can file their state and federal taxes for free with The Benefit Bank. Everyone who files with The Benefit Bank is screened for various credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit-- credits which are often missed by Ohioans filing their taxes otherwise. By e-filing, Ohioans can maximize their refunds, while receiving their refunds in 14 days or less. Click here to file today!
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable federal tax credit for low- to moderate-income working individuals and families. Individuals between the ages of 25 and 65 with earned income may qualify for the EITC if they meet certain income guidelines. Click here to file today!
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    The FAFSA is used to apply for federal financial aid to cover the cost of college and other post-secondary programs. Categories of aid fall into one of three sections: grants, work-study, and loans, each supported through the FAFSA. Click here to apply today!
  • Veterans Education and Training
    Veterans can apply for the tuition assistance and training that they have earned, including resources like the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, through The Ohio Benefit Bank. Click here to apply today.

Help with Other Programs: