This piece highlights promising design patterns for account creation and identity proofing in public benefits applications. The publication also identifies areas where additional evidence, resources, and coordinated federal guidance may help support equitable implementations of authentication and identity proofing, enabling agencies to balance access and security.
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
UI: Unemployment Insurance
TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
CCDF: Child Care and Development Fund
WIC: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
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