Building on the February 2022 report Benefit Eligibility Rules as Code: Reducing the Gap Between Policy and Service Delivery for the Safety Net, our Beeck Center sibling org the Digital Benefits Network is holding a full day of live online-only demonstration sessions of projects and code that are advancing the digitization of eligibility rules and the delivery of public benefits, followed by a collaborative problem solving session on how to advance rules as code for the U.S. social safety net. Rules As Code Demo Day is Tuesday, June 28 – RSVP here!
Last week the U.S. Department of Labor released open source sample code for implementing important pieces of the unemployment insurance systems they require states to implement – including state integration wth login.gov. This is important, valuable precedent for changing how the federal government supports the policies it leaves to the states to implement. (For more about why, see recent posts from Shelby and Aaron.)
If you’re working on a state’s UI implementation, let us know! Here at the Beeck Center, the Intergovernmental Software Collaborative and Digital Benefits Network teams are working with federal and state folks on various pieces of that puzzle; we’d love to help, and to hear more about how that’s going for you and your state.
If you’ll be in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 17, join us at the Beeck Center’s civic tech Fail Fest!
Bills are making their way through both the U.S. and Canadian legislatures to make it easier for sub-national governments to access their federal governments’ existing digital services.[continue reading "Sharing Federal Digital Services..."]
And we’re live.