Linking to GovBenefits.gov
Does your organization's website have a link to GovBenefits.gov? More than 900 websites already have a link to GovBenefits.gov, giving the people using those sites a direct point of access to find out what government benefits they may be eligible to receive. With more than 31 million Web pages about government benefit programs and the hundreds of State and Federal agencies administering them, it is understandable why people have trouble finding specific benefit programs. GovBenefits.gov gives citizens a solution to this problem. It cuts down on the confusion people experience when sifting through countless websites and contacting call centers to figure out if they are eligible for benefits, and then apply for them through various agencies. Help us spread the word to the residents in your community about this free and simple, award-winning site by adding a link to GovBenefits.gov on your organization's website.

GovBenefits.gov is a part of President Bush?s Management Agenda for expanding e-government and transforming how the federal government delivers essential services to citizens. GovBenefits.gov (http://www.GovBenefits.gov) is a government website managed by the U.S Department of Labor, in partnership with nine other Federal agencies. Any person can visit the site, anonymously complete a basic questionnaire, and receive a list of benefits they may be eligible to receive, with instructions on how to apply. Since its launch in 2002, GovBenefits.gov has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today, and has won several awards as a citizen-friendly site.

Below are some details to make it easier for your organization to link to GovBenefits.gov:

  • To provide a link to GovBenefits.gov, use the URL: (http://www.GovBenefits.gov)

  • If your website provides links within a sentence description, or needs a description of GovBenefits.gov, we suggest: "GovBenefits.gov helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use online screening tool. After answering some basic questions, the user receives a customized report listing the benefit programs for which the user, or person for whom he or she is entering information, may be eligible."

We encourage use of the GovBenefits.gov logo to accompany links to the GovBenefits.gov website. For a .jpg copy of the logo, or for additional information about linking to GovBenefits.gov, please contact us using the online site feedback form.