The U.S. Digital Service has introduced an application prototype designed to help citizens apply for multiple benefits through a single portal, the Government Technology magazine reported Wednesday.
Ben Miller writes Mollie Ruskin, a designer at USDS, and Ryan Burke, a senior policy adviser to President Barack Obama and director of the TechHire initiative, launched the alpha version of the app at the Code for Summit held Wednesday in California.
The prototype site is a template designed to help local government benefits administrators tailor their enrollment apps for benefits processing based on their requirements and does not share or store personal information.
The app prototype version seeks to help users apply for healthcare coverage, such as Medicaid and health insurance, as well as food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Ruskin and Burke have also sought feedback on the app during the event, according to the report.