Benefits.gov is celebrating 13 years of citizen serviceBenefits.gov, the official website for government benefits, is celebrating 13 years this month! The program is proud to reach this milestone as a testament to its partnership with 17 federal agencies and overall mission to provide service to citizens in need - including employment and career development assistance benefits for people with disabilities.

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Benefits.gov: Providing Citizen Service for 13 years

Apr 29, 2015

Benefits.gov is celebrating 13 years of citizen service.By the Benefits.gov Program Team

Benefits.gov, the official website for government benefits, is celebrating 13 years this April! The program is proud to reach this milestone as a testament to its partnership with 17 federal agencies and overall mission to provide service to citizens in need.  

Since its inception in 2002, Benefits.gov has helped over 70 million Americans find information on government benefits. Benefits.gov houses information on over 1,200 benefits from 17 different federal agencies and can help you find out if you are eligible and how you can apply.

Among the many benefits listed on the site, there are a number of employment and career development assistance benefits that people with disabilities may find helpful. For example, you can learn about the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), managed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which provides free technical assistance to employers and employees regarding disability employment issues. You can find other employment/career development assistance benefits on the Employment/Career Development Assistance page. You can also search for disability benefits on the Disability Assistance page.

If you are looking for government benefits more broadly, you can start your search by using the Benefit Finder tool, which provides personalized eligibility information based on your answers to 9 core questions. On Benefits.gov, you can also search for benefits by Category, State, or Federal Agency.

To stay up to date on benefit programs, tools and helpful tips for using the Benefits.gov site, you can check out the Benefits.gov quarterly Compass eNewsletter. You can also stay connected to Benefits.gov on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Celebrate Benefits.gov's 13th anniversary by sharing this information with friends and loved ones today.