Find Your Summit Series–Let the computer do the work: How GetCalFresh simplifies complex policy barriers for clients and workers

  • event Event date: April 20, 2023
  • schedule Event time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific Time
  • devices Virtual Event

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy—even when it’s meant to increase access—is often confusing for applicants. Complex eligibility rules often result in hard-to-answer questions within benefits applications. The complexity of these questions can result in more inaccuracies while feeling intrusive and adding to applicant anxiety. 

For example, many clients who prefer a language other than English drop off at the resource question aiming to get them faster service. This administrative burden is shared by county workers, who must screen all applicants for expedited service and must resolve inaccurate answers from misunderstood questions. GetCalFresh, our SNAP application assister, is designed to reduce friction in service delivery and increase access to SNAP.

In this webinar, we’ll share a few examples of how GetCalFresh takes a novel approach with applicant data to simplify complex policy logic, reduce friction for clients and workers, ultimately supporting higher rates of applicants successfully completing the process. To learn more about what we’ll talk about, check out our recent blog post on the topic.

This webinar is part of ‘Find Your Summit’, online events that bring the spirit of Code for America Summit to wherever you are, all year round.

Code for America’s 2023 Summit is in Washington, D.C. on May 16-17. Join us.