Benefits.gov is here to help this Holiday Season

As 2016 winds down and the colder months approach, Benefits.gov knows that the holiday season can be a difficult time of year for many. It can be hard to be festive if you are struggling to make ends meet, if you feel you need more financial support, or if life’s challenges are weighing you down. Know that you are not alone, and that you can turn to Benefits.gov to be directed to an abundance of useful resources, informative articles, and information on over 1,200 benefit programs from 17 Federal agencies that can help you get to where you need to be this holiday season.  

If you need help, but are unsure of where to look for government assistance, we recommend taking our confidential, pre-screening questionnaire, the Benefit Finder. Answer less than 10 core questions about your current situation, and you will receive a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. The more questions you answer, the more precisely your list of benefits will match your situation. By taking the Benefit Finder, you may find information on healthcare, housing, food and nutritional resources, and more. You can also view more information about the programs that interest you by visiting the respective ‘Benefit Details’ page that includes details about the program and the application process.

Check out our newsroom for timely, relevant news and information on how some of the programs on our site can be useful when dealing with a variety of situations. We encourage you to view our recent articles on disaster relief resources, benefits for those facing dementia, and resources for people with disabilities. You can also check out past articles from our award-winning Compass eNewsletter, which is published every three months.

Engage with Benefits.gov on a variety of platforms – we’re active on your favorite social media networks! “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out some of our videos on YouTube. We recently uploaded a new video series called the ‘Benefits.gov User Series’, where we provide a quick look into the different resources available for people from different walks of life, including those who are unemployed, disabled, and those with families.

For the past 14 years, Benefits.gov has provided assistance to over 70 million citizens and will continue to be a useful resource for our users. During this holiday season, visit Benefits.gov if you’re looking for information and resources on our government assistance programs.