A texting chatbot to help individuals check if they qualify for government benefits in less than 5 minutes.
Defne Sonmez, Iliana Cantu, Nava Amalfard, Michelle Quin
CHECK IF YOU QUALIFY FOR SNAP OR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Text "Hello" to Bennie at
(929) 552 - 3767
"I really like the texting format because it's hard for me to
download apps and it takes too much time to make calls. I like this chatbot better than online forms like CalFresh has."
-Merry, low-income paralegal in Los Angeles
"I am impressed by the responses. This thing has manners!"
-Julian, unemployed gig worker in Philly