Benefits Screening

CASH partners with EarnBenefits/Seedco to provide a free program that helps you apply for public benefits! Benefits include housing, utilities, energy assistance, health, nutrition, tax credits, and more!

Having trouble getting by each month?  You may qualify to receive local, state or federal benefits. 

CASH Campaign of Maryland has case managers that can help determine your eligibility for public benefit programs using EarnBenefitsOnline.  EarnBenefitsOnline (or “EBO”) is a web based tool that is used to help clients more easily apply for a variety of benefit programs. EBO shortens and simplifies the application process by providing a one stop portal for over 20+ different benefit programs, as well as case management tools. Your EarnBenefits Screening is a 100% free service, and you can learn more about the program at www.earnbenefits.org

CASH Campaign makes the process easy.  Just follow these steps:

  • Complete the Intake Form (10 minutes)

You need to complete an intake form and respond to a number of questions about your finances, employment, household, and expenses, and more. The information you share on this form is confidential and secure. 

  • Determination of Eligibility & Follow Up Phone Call (2-3 business days)

A CASH Campaign case manager will review your intake form and determine your eligibility.  Eligibility for various benefits will be determined based on the information you’ve provided referenced against the eligibility requirements of each benefit.  A case manager will arrange a phone call with you to gather any additional information needed to ensure you receive all the benefits you’re eligible for.

  • Application & Referrals (varies on amount of benefits applying for)

Based on which benefits you are interested in applying for, an EarnBenefits Case Manager will assist with applications. Applications may need to be mailed or submitted online. Applications submitted online (such as SNAP/Food Stamps) require immediate access to your email mailbox (you must have remote access or provide case manager with your account login information so they may access it for you).

  • Follow-ups (5 minutes)

Your EarnBenefits Case Manager will conduct a follow-up to ascertain progress and status of benefits applications usually within 1 month of your screening. You may contact your Case Manager with updates to your status, as well.

Thank you for working with us!

por ayuda en español contacta con: Center of Help
sandra.steiner@centerofhelp.org and rosibel.gomez@centerofhelp.org

In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, the Maryland Department of Human Resources has made some changes to how you access benefits. Please click below to learn more.
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