Let Disability.gov Guide You to Helpful Information

Whether you have a disability or are helping a family member or friend get the assistance they need, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the number of disability programs and services that are available nationwide.

To help you navigate these Federal programs, visit Disability.gov, the Federal government's website for people with disabilities and their families. On this site, you can find information across 10 different categories: Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation.

Disability.gov recently added a "Guide Me" tool to help you find what you are looking for. This new tool makes searching on the site easier by walking you through these four steps:

  • Step One: Choose an Audience. Are you someone with a disability and want information for yourself? If so, you should select "People with Disabilities." Or are you trying to help someone else with a disability? Then you may want to choose "Caregivers" or "Parents and Guardians."
  • Step Two: Select a Topic. Are you looking for help paying your heating bills this winter? If so, you should select "Home Heating and Energy Assistance" from the Benefits tab. For example, if you are looking for an accessible apartment, then you should choose "Where to Look for Housing" under the Housing tab.
  • Step Three: Pick a State. You can choose any state from the map to get resources or information for people living there.
  • Step Four: Review your Summary. The site will summarize your choices from the three previous steps. For example, you may have selected information for "people with disabilities" and "where to look for housing" in the state of "Pennsylvania." To see your search results, choose "Show Me My Results." You can also start a new search if you made a mistake.

You can also search for information on the site by choosing one of the Information by Topic icons at the top of any page or by typing a keyword in the Search Box on the homepage next to the sentence, "What are you looking for?" For more help, read Disability.gov's guide on How to Use This Site.

Want access to the latest information without having to search the entire site? Subscribe to email alerts by topic and the Disability Connection newsletter. You can also stay connected to Disability.gov through Facebook, Twitter, and the Disability.Blog.

Please share this information with someone you know and visit Disability.gov today to get started! Remember, you can also view a list of disability benefits on Benefits.gov by visiting the Browse by Category page and selecting "Disability Assistance." Or you can use the confidential Benefit Finder to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.