LSS Ohio Benefit Bank Services

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.

A Helping Hand

Trained counselors navigate the system and type 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.

Reduce Confusion

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.

Visit the OBB website

Tax Time

If you make $65,000 or less (or $95,000 or less if you are filing jointly with your spouse), you can file your federal and state taxes for free. File up to 3 years of back taxes. Click the button below to see if you qualify for this service.

Get Started

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

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