By the Benefits.gov Team
This year, Benefits.gov, the official benefits website of the U.S. government, celebrates its 10th anniversary of citizen service. Over the last decade, the Benefits.gov Program has increased citizen access to government benefit information, while reducing the cost of interacting with the government. Over 50 million citizens have turned to Benefits.gov for life-altering government assistance information since its launch in 2002.
“For the past 10 years, Americans have been able to turn to Benefits.gov as the trusted online source for the information about government benefits and eligibility that they need. The Department of Labor is proud to be part of the Benefits.gov partnership, and I congratulate the website on this important milestone,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.
Benefits.gov’s core function is the Benefit Finder, an eligibility prescreening tool that allows citizens to quickly find out what benefits they may be eligible to receive out of more than 1,000 federally-funded benefit and assistance programs. After answering a few questions about your current circumstances, you will quickly receive a list of programs that you may be eligible for, as well as the program description and next steps to apply. Try the Benefit Finder now!
The program’s success hinges upon the dedication of the Benefits.gov partnership of 17 federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor (which serves as the Managing Partner) and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, State, Transportation, Treasury and Veterans Affairs; the Office of Personnel Management; the Small Business Administration and the Social Security Administration.
We encourage you to visit and explore Benefits.gov. You can also keep up with the latest benefit-related information by subscribing to updates, or by following Benefits.gov on Twitter at www.twitter.com/benefitsGOV and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benefitsGOV.
Visit us again soon for more details on the upcoming Benefits.gov YouTube account, featuring self-help Benefits.gov tutorials.
As true now as it was 10 years ago, it is a privilege to help you and your loved ones find the government benefits that are right for you.