Bennie
A texting chatbot to help individuals check if they qualify for government benefits in less than 5 minutes.
Created by
Defne Sonmez, Iliana Cantu, Nava Amalfard, Michelle Quin

Test It Out


CHECK IF YOU QUALIFY FOR SNAP OR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Text "Hello" to Bennie at

(929) 552 - 3767
Example Conversation


User Feedback


"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



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