As we reflect on the past year, the Benefits.gov Program is proud to have served over 9 million citizens in an event-filled year. In 2016, Benefits.gov underwent some key enhancements to better serve U.S. citizens in finding benefit program information. In April 2017, we will enter our 15th year of providing citizens access to benefits and assistance programs from across the government. Read below to learn about some of the new features and helpful content that Benefits.gov now provides.
View 200 Additional Resources
Benefits.gov offers information on over 1,200 government benefits and assistance programs from 17 Federal partner agencies. Did you know that Benefits.gov also provides a separate page with nearly 200 other useful resources? Our ‘Other Resources’ page on Benefits.gov includes both government and non-government resources that you may be interested in viewing. For example, you can find information on how to manage your Federal student loans, buying your first home, or local State resources. Use the filter feature to narrow your results by type and/or state.
Find Articles on Topics You Care About in our Newsroom
Looking for articles about disability, food and nutrition, or healthcare? All of our articles are now labeled with a category, making the search for relevant articles easy! You can filter to view Compass Articles, News Articles or Press Releases by using the ‘News Type’ filter and/or you can filter articles by ‘Benefit Category.’ Visit our Newsroom and check out some of our content today!
Access Free Benefits.gov Materials
Did you know that Benefits.gov provides free materials for you to download? Now you do! For visitors looking for general information about our site, you can download free Benefits.gov materials from our ‘Get Involved’ page and share them with your friends and family! You can also download our Informational Brochure, Benefits.gov Poster, or User Guides, specifically written for different user needs. Check out our guides for Families, People with Disabilities, Unemployed Individuals, Seniors, Students, Veterans, and Native Americans. Another great feature is that Benefits.gov offers these materials in both English and Spanish!
Stay Connected with Benefits.gov
The Benefits.gov social media channels serve as a way to connect with our users and to share informational content directly from our team to you. The latest Benefits.gov User Series on YouTube provides a glimpse into the types of offerings Benefits.gov provides for specific user groups. Currently, you can view videos for people with disabilities, unemployed individuals, and families. If you use Facebook or Twitter, follow us for timely updates and information on issues that matter most to you!
As 2017 approaches, you can expect to see more improvements to our site and new, helpful features to help you find the benefits and information that you need. You can always start by taking the Benefit Finder our pre-screening questionnaire, to learn what benefits you may be eligible to receive.