Welcome to The Benefit Bank Self-Serve Ohio

The Benefit Bank can connect you with the support you need. You can use our free service to apply for public benefits, file your tax return or FAFSA, access veterans services, and register to vote. If you already know what applications you would like to complete, log in to The Benefit Bank.

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Get Benefits

The Benefit Bank provides applications for various public assistance programs in Ohio.

Once you have an idea of which benefits you would like to apply for, Register to create an account and begin using The Benefit Bank. Or, Login if you are a returning user and already have an account with us.

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File Taxes

Use The Benefit Bank for fast, easy, FREE tax filing! Our expert system makes accurate calculations and asks the right questions to find the most income deductions and tax credits for you. File and enjoy freedom from predatory Refund Anticipation Loans. E-filing is available in select states. Please note that if you are married and filing a joint return with your spouse, you must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $95,000 or less to use our online service. If you are not married or not filing jointly with your spouse, you must have an AGI of $65,000 or less to use our online service.

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Special Features

  • Simple to follow instructions for first-time users
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Error checking
  • Direct deposit option
  • Federal tax filing
  • State tax filing for residents of North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia
  • Back tax filing up to three years
  • Refunds within 7-10 days

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Veterans Services

Veterans and Service Members

You can use The Benefit Bank to apply for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education and training programs, housing benefits programs, request military records, access blank VA forms, or locate a Veterans Service Office.

Families of Veterans and Service Members

Spouses, children, and stepchildren of a service member may use The Benefit Bank to claim education benefits that have been pre-approved by the Department of Defense and transferred to them by the service member.

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Student Financial Aid

The Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important tool in the financial aid application process. The information captured through a FAFSA application is used by the federal government, states, colleges, and private organizations to determine eligibility for student aid such as grants, scholarships, and loans.

How The Benefit Bank Can Help

You can complete a paper application to submit by mail. Or, you can complete a worksheet to use at FAFSA on the Web, where you will submit an electronic application on their website. The Benefit Bank will not electronically submit your FAFSA application.

Your Next Steps

Discover what programs are available to you using QuickCheck. From there, you can create an account or log in to begin the application process.

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Voter Registration

This is the process Ohio residents must use in order to be able to vote in federal, state, and local elections.

How The Benefit Bank Can Help

You can use The Benefit Bank to fill out a voter registration application for yourself or anyone in your household. You can also change registration information, like name, address, or political party affiliation.

Your Next Steps

Discover what programs are available to you using QuickCheck. From there, you can create an account or log in to begin the application process.

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Answer a few questions to get an idea of what you may be eligible for.

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