How to Be Involved
We are currently a small team of advocates and technologists who want to share what we’ve learned and learn from others as we all work to better understand and fight benefits tech that is contributing to the harms of our public benefits programs.
Initially, we envision a few different ways you can get involved depending on your role and capacity:
Keep me updated
Stay updated on our resources and activities, sign up in the form to the right or at this link to receive email updates from us.
Join our Direct Services Advocacy & Technical Support Community
If you are a legal services attorney/advocate (LSC-funded, protection & advocacy system, and other non-profit legal services organizations) working on benefits technology issues and want to access discussions and resources targeted to legal services, or if you are part of a non-profit organization providing similar services, we hope you will join our Technical Support Community. We also welcome technologists, data scientists, and others from academia or non-profits who consider themselves advocates aligned with our essential mission and values. While all are welcome to join our mailing list to stay updated, government officials, consultants with relationships to government agencies, and employees or members of organizations that sell services or technology to the government will generally not be allowed to join the Technical Support Community. To request to join the listserv, please fill out this form.
Request no-cost technical assistance
If you are a legal services attorney, a community group advocating around benefits technology, or a group of people getting benefits working on a benefits tech issue (or an issue you think might be a tech issue) and have questions about our resources or further assistance, you can contact us via the form below. We have limited capacity to provide such assistance so please review the resources on this site before contacting us. We cannot provide legal advice, and contacting us does not form a lawyer-client relationship. This assistance is currently only available for legal services, community groups, and groups of people getting benefits and may vary based on capacity.
To request technical assistance, please fill out this form.
If you are having trouble accessing public benefits, we encourage you to contact your local legal services organization https://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/what-legal-aid/get-legal-help.
Offer feedback on the Benefits Tech Advocacy Hub or get in touch
This website is our initial offering of resources and we hope to grow the resources and community around it, including to provide more resources for people getting benefits and community organizations. If you have feedback on our existing resources or thoughts on what you would like to see in the future, please let us know by filling out our contact form. Within our capacity, we will respond to feedback. We are very interested to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas!