Celebrating Our Armed Forces

May is National Military Appreciation Month, a time to recognize and honor all military personnel past and present. From active duty, to Guard and Reserve members, veterans, and their families, we appreciate our armed services and their commitment to our country.

Benefits.gov offers information on a variety of benefits available for active duty, retired military personnel, and their families. We’ve included a list of resources below to help inform your search:

  1. The Benefit Finder: Our site offers a free, easy-to-use, confidential screening tool that helps determine your eligibility for over 1,200 benefits. After completing the Benefit Finder, a questionnaire available in English and Spanish, you will be provided with a list of government benefit programs you may be eligible to receive, as well as information about where to apply.
  2. “Military: Active Duty and Veterans” Category: The Benefits.gov “Browse by Category” function, located under the “Browse” tab at the top of the page, allows users to search and view relevant benefit categories. Our Military: Active Duty and Veterans category lists a range of available assistance options from Armed Forces Tax Benefits to Readjustment Counseling. Each benefit details page features a program description, general eligibility requirements, steps for where to apply, and program contact information.
  3. Partner Agency Resources: The Benefits.gov “Browse by Agency” function features each of our Partners and their benefit programs. From the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) to the Department of Veteran Affairs, our Partners offer a variety of resources for members of the military and their families, such as housing loans, healthcare, counseling, and career assistance.

We hope these resources will help you discover benefits you may eligible for. We encourage everyone to take time this month and throughout the year to appreciate our armed forces and their service to our country.

Military: Active Duty and Veterans