The Eligibility APIs Initiative: Helping states turn federal eligibility policy into action
Mullen, Ed; 18F
Pandel, Alex; 18F
Gintz, Mike; 18F
Devlin, Catherine; 18F
The Eligibility APIs Initiative is exploring how federal eligibility-based programs could use a centralized web service an eligibility API to deliver machine-readable policy that state systems can integrate with their eligibility & enrollment systems and act on. In this new model, policy changes made at the federal level would propagate out to states, including state implementation variations, rather than states each having to undertake a costly, redundant, time-consuming, error-prone process to update their systems individually.