The Ohio Benefit Bank Mobile Express

Ohio Benefit Bank Mobile Express bus

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Ohio Benefit Bank is proud to feature the Mobile Express, a van that can bring the Benefit Bank to anywhere in the state of Ohio with a view of the Southern sky.

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The Mobile Express features a satellite dish that allows counselors to access the Benefit Bank from anywhere within fifty feet of the van. With electrical outlets, an awning, and a set of collapsible chairs and a table, creating an outdoor mobile office is a snap. The inside of the van also features two offices for a higher level of privacy as well as two printers. With a refrigerator, we can even keep your pop cold while you’re applying for benefits!

If you are interested in having a Benefit Bank presence at an event or if you just have some questions, we urge you to contact Russell Allen. He will able to answer any questions you have and will work to get the Mobile Express to your event. Please do give us at least two weeks notice, the schedule fills up fast!

If you’re simply interested in the day-to-day travels of the van, please check out our blog. There you can read about the people that have been touched by the Benefit Bank and get an idea of what life on the road in Ohio is really like.

We’ll see you on the road!

OBB can estimate your possible eligibility and help you apply for programs including:

• Health coverage for families, children, the disabled and seniors;
• Food Assistance;
• Home Energy Assistance;
• Free and Reduced Price School Meals;
• Child care assistance;
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
• Senior Community Service Employment;
• Golden Buckeye program;
• Ohio Works First;
• Voter registration;
• State and federal income tax filing, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Care Tax credit, Education credit and back taxes filed up to three years;
• And more!

Helpful Links & Documents:

OBB Mobile Express Van Request Form (PDF)- Please complete this form to request the OBB Mobile Express for a local event. The form can be faxed or sent via e-mail.

Ohio Benefit Bank Documents Checklist (PDF) - The OBB Document Checklist lists the documents that OBB Clients need in order to complete applications for work support programs.

Please feel free to use one of the PDF Flyers below to promote your event. You can customize these flyers with your agency's name, and the date and time of the event. They also provide a list of work supports that can be applied for through the OBB.


Half Page Flyer - This file prints two 8.5 X 5.5 flyers per page

Full Page Flyer - This file prints one 8.5 X 11 flyer per page

Full Page Poster - This file prints one 11 X 17 flyer per page.



This is an example of the flyer

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For more information please contact Russell Allen:
[email protected]

If Russell is not available, please contact Zach Reat:
Cell: (614)634-6458
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The Ohio Benefit Bank Express schedule fills up quickly! Please complete and submit your request at least two weeks in advance.