Beeck Centre report on Rules as Code for US Benefits

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this guide to Benefits Eligibility Rules as Code explores how the U.S. federal government could utilize new approaches for the eligibility requirements of core safety net programs to improve efficiency and equity of delivery

recommended approaches include further harmonizing the definitions for core means-tested requirements, utilizing a “rules as code” approach to improve the digitization of legislation and policy documents, incentivizing states, local governments, and delivery organizations to integrate open source rules code and data feeds, and creating new policy tools.

The rules as code movement is nascent, but quickly growing and proving successful in other countries. It is imperative that the United States begin formalizing an approach to adopting rules as code for the safety net to lessen the gap between policy and service delivery in digital systems.

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