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...
Search a public database of more than 1,000 government benefits.
Personalize your benefits search by using the simple prescreening tool.
Discover little-known benefits that your clients may be eligible to receive.
Create, print and email a customized list of benefits that address your clients' unique circumstances.
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.
Benefits.gov is always right at your fingertips! These easy-to-use tools allow you or your client to fine-tune a search for more accurate and helpful results:
FREE & SIMPLE: Our Benefit Finder is simple, free and confidential, allowing you to answer questions on behalf of a client, or easily teach a client how to use the tool themselves. Find out which benefits they may be eligible to receive,
as well as information on how to apply. Easily add benefits you're interested in to the "Your Favorites" list to print or email to yourself or clients for reference.
INSTANT RESULTS: After you answer the first mandatory questions of the questionnaire, you will be able to instantly view results by clicking the "View Benefit Results" tab at any time. However, it is important to remember that the more
questions you answer in each of the questionnaire sections, the more accurate your benefits list will be, meaning that your likelihood of being eligible for the displayed benefits increases with each additional question that you answer. At any time, you
can view your potential benefits list or return to the questionnaire to answer more questions.
CONFIDENTIAL: We never collect any personal information, such as names, phone numbers or Social Security numbers. You can be assured that your clients' privacy is maintained when using Benefits.gov.
Browse by Category –
View benefits by general categories, such as "Housing," "Healthcare," "Veterans-Active Duty," "Career Development Assistance" and more.
Browse by State –
View benefits offered in specific states of your interest.
Search – Use the Search box at the top right corner of the site to enter specific search terms.
For additional information about Benefits.gov, please Contact Us via our email form. For additional government information, you may call USA.gov's National Contact Center at 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, to speak to an information specialist, or visit them online at www.usa.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.