Ashtabula County Families Are Missing Out On Help They Can Receive
Each year more than $1.6 billion in tax credits and public benefits go unclaimed by families in Ohio.
More than 95% of these are federal funds that do not come to Ohio
families unless claims are made. When claimed, these funds can have a
significant positive impact on the finances of families and on the
Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a web-based computer program that helps low
and moderate-income families find tax credits and public benefits for
which they may be eligible due of their low income. Some of
those benefits are:
-Free and reduced school meals
-Home heating assistance
-Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
the Ohio Benefit Bank will file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
Student Aid) for families who have a college or college bound student
in the household.
Ohio Benefit Bank has assisted families in claiming over $100 million
in tax credits and benefits, most of which are spent in local
Encourage families to check their status with an Ohio Benefit Bank counselor at Catholic Charities (992-2121) or Community Action (997-1721 or 211).