The Ohio Benefit Bank
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is an internet-based income enhancement program that provides free access to public benefits and tax credits for low- and moderate-income families. By maximizing tax refunds and reducing a family's household costs, OBB can increase the available cash on hand and strengthen the ability for people to move toward self-sufficiency and stability.
The trained counselor navigates the screens and types the client’s responses. When all the questions necessary to fill out the application have been answered, the system generates the forms, fully populated, for the client to review. The completed form is printed for submission or submitted electronically where available.
Billions of dollars in public funds go untouched each year because applying for state and federal benefits such as food stamps or Medicaid is confusing, intimidating, time consuming or embarrassing. Additional billions in tax credits are also left unclaimed due to lack of knowledge. The OBB removes these obstacles, bringing people closer to stability and self-sufficiency.
If you would like more information, please call:
Champion Ave. food pantry... 614-586-9313
Westside food pantry... 614-484-0012
All other pantries... 614-586-9313
The Good Shepherd... 419-289-3523
You can also visit the OBB online by clicking here
If you have basic computer skills, a heart for service and the desire to help those less fortunate, you have what it takes to be a successful Ohio Benefit Bank Counselor.