Benefits Enrollment Program
Note: This is a description of Utah Legal Services' Benefit Enrollment Program. For information about Public Benefit issues on our website, click here.
Many families and individuals who are eligible for “safety net” programs either are not aware of or don’t pursue the benefits to which they are entitled. In difficult economic times the basic critical needs these programs provide are essential and more people become eligible. There are dozens of programs designed to provide cash assistance, food, shelter, utility assistance, and health care but each has unique eligibility requirements. Completing applications, providing required information, understanding responses from program administrators and challenging improper denials can be significant barriers to successful enrollment.
Utah Legal Services Benefit Enrollment Project (BEP) can assist individuals gain critical knowledge, skills and tools to pursue a variety of public benefits. BEP assists individuals in gaining the knowledge and resources to apply for public benefits with the goal that families access the food, shelter, cash assistance, utility assistance and health care to which they are entitled and desperately need. ULS continues to be in a distinctive position to ensure that individuals contacting ULS receive the benefit of other services and programs, to serve as a one-stop shop for individuals needing assistance with a variety of public benefits.
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