Welcome, Community Advocates!
As a community advocate, you dedicate your time to serving those in need. As the official benefits website of the U.S. government, Benefits.gov can become one of your key tools on your path to help others.
On Benefits.gov, you can...
Personalize your benefits search by using the free, simple, and confidential Benefit Finder prescreening tool. Find out which benefits you may be eligible to receive, as well as information on how to apply. You can answer questions on behalf of your client or teach them how to use the Benefit Finder!
Discover little-known benefits that your clients may be eligible to receive, and view the results instantly. Your likelihood of being eligible for the displayed benefits increases with each additional question in our questionnaire that you answer.
Create, print and email a customized list of benefits that address your clients' unique circumstances. Easily add benefits you're interested in to the "Your Favorites" list and give your clients access.
Empower your clients to help themselves by informing them about Benefits.gov and teaching them to use the site from any computer with an Internet connection.
Free Benefits.gov Materials:
Benefits.gov Brochure (English)
Benefits.gov Brochure (Spanish)
Benefits.gov Poster (English)
Benefits.gov Poster (Spanish)
A Progress Report to Citizens – December 2008 – A chronicle of the first seven years of Benefits.gov.
Information on how Benefits.gov can help specific segments of our user population can be found within the following fact sheets.
Families' Guide to Benefits.gov
Guide to Benefits.gov for People with Disabilities
Guide to Benefits.gov for Unemployed Individuals
Seniors' Guide to Benefits.gov
Students' Guide to Benefits.gov
Veterans' Guide to Benefits.gov
Benefits.gov Affiliate Policy
The Benefits.gov Affiliate Policy describes how organizations can serve as an affiliate to the Benefits.gov Program. The policy is used to establish relationships and aid in the addition of benefit and assistance information from a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) to the Benefits.gov database, as well as to define the criteria through which Benefits.gov may enter into mutually beneficial agreements to exchange data, links, benefit information or other data with NGOs.