Benefits.gov Celebrates 14 Years!

This April, Benefits.gov celebrates 14 years of helping millions of citizens access government benefit information. Since 2002, Benefits.gov has been the official benefits website for the U.S. government, and as we look back over nearly a decade and a half, we are proud to continue providing you with critical benefit information.

Over the past 14 years, Benefits.gov has entrenched itself as the to the place to easily access online information about over 1,200 benefit and assistance programs from 17 federal agencies. Together, with our Partner agencies, we strive in our mission to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Our site’s main tool is the Benefit Finder, an eligibility pre-screening questionnaire that allows citizens to answer a series of questions about their personal background to discover which benefits on our site they may be eligible to receive. With the Benefit Finder, you can view a personalized list of benefits based on your responses to questions and can learn more specifics about the requirements, application process and points of contact. Visit our YouTube channel and watch our Benefit Finder Tutorial for additional help!

Fun Facts:

Our efforts wouldn’t be possible without the work and commitment of our longstanding partnership of 17 federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor, which serves as the Managing Partner for the Benefits.gov program. You can find a list of all of our partnering agencies on our site, and you can also browse benefits by agency.

Benefits.gov would like to thank you for using our site. It is a privilege to serve you.