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United Way Benefits Hub Everday Financial Tools

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Welcome to the Benefits Hub! Everyday financial tools.

Are you balancing a combination of school, work, and life? Are you working hard, but still having a difficult time keeping up with bills and the rising cost of living? United Way of King County’s Benefits Hub will help you get by, get ahead, and stay ahead so that you can achieve your college and career goals.

We’ll work with you to “get by” by connecting you with emergency assistance and important income supports to mitigate whatever crisis you’re facing today. Let’s tackle it one step at a time so you can focus on other priorities.

Once you’ve achieved stability, we’ll help you “get ahead” by creating and building savings. Finally, we’ll make sure you “stay ahead” by talking through ways to improve your credit score and build a plan with you to build assets and ultimately reach your financial goals.

Appointments (Online Only)

Schedule an online appointment today with one of our Financial Coaches using the Zoom online meeting platform or phone appointment opportunities are available for students at Bellevue College. If you would like to schedule a phone appointment, please specify in special instructions when making an appointment.

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Services Offered

Benefits Hub Coach

Benefits Hub coach can provide the following services:

Financial Coaching:

Build personal savings and spending plan, understand credit, debt management and explore banking. A financial counselor is here in B131 for an in-person appointment every Monday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Paying For College:

Apply for and understand FAFSA/WASFA, scholarships, and other funding resources.

Housing Support:

Access funds, navigate emergency housing and receive other supports like rent and utility assistance.

          Note: Students are recommended to check with Benefits Hub Coach for a housing grant.

       Benefits Access

1 SNAP benefits, EBT/Basic Food application assistance

2 Health-Care Enrollment

3 ORCA LIFT application assistance

BH Coach Contact Information:

Em Turnage Benefits Hub Coach

Email: em.turnage@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (971) 217-8333

Vyvy Bui Benefits Hub Coach

Email: vyvy.bui@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (302)-990-8935

Free Tax Help! (Tax Site CLOSED for the Season Due to Covid19)

 

        The Benefits Hub Scan-and-Go Tax Site at Bellevue College has closed for the season.

        If you have already dropped off your tax documents and need to pick up your return information.

        please contact freetax@uwkc.org

 

  If you still need to do your tax returns:

  Tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020

 

  1. You can use the GetYourRefund tool https://www.getyourrefund.org to file your taxes while guided by a volunteer if your income meets the requirements UWKC’sFree Tax Prep program
  2. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may also be eligible for free or discounted tax preparation through United Way’s partnership with H&R Block MyFreeTaxes https://www.myfreetaxes.com

Questions? Check out the UWKC Tax Help site http://www.uwkc.org/need-help/tax-helpor call 833-540-0800.

 

    The Student Safety Net:(Apply Online Only)

    • Are you a BC student that needs short term emergency aid/assistance?
    • Are you facing an unforeseen financial crisis?

The Student Safety Net may be able to help with food, shelter, medical care or transportation issues, for more information contact:

                   Please contact a Benefits Hub Coach if you need help with applying for The Safety Net Grant.

 

   Workshops and Information Sessions(Cancelled)

Join us for workshops and information sessions to learn more about financial resources available on campus!

 

 

 

 

 


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