Benefits.Gov

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Benefits.gov
Web address www.Benefits.gov
Slogan Your Path to Government Benefits
Type of site
US Government Information
Available in English, Spanish
Owner U.S. Department of Labor
Created by U.S. Department of Labor
Launched April 2002
Alexa rank
positive decrease 63,456 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Online

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched by the U.S. Department of Labor in April 2002, as a website designed to provide American citizens with access to government benefit eligibility information. Benefits.gov helps citizens determine their potential eligibility for more than 1,000 government-funded benefit and assistance programs. Visitors can complete an on-line questionnaire, and Benefits.gov matches benefit programs with their needs and provides information on how to apply.

Benefits.gov includes information on a variety of benefit and assistance programs for veterans, seniors, students, teachers, children, people with disabilities, dependents, disaster victims, farmers, caregivers, job seekers, prospective homeowners, and more.

Facts and Figures[edit]

  • Visitors since launch: 25 million
  • Referrals to partner agencies: 5.8 million
  • Average monthly visitors: 300,000-350,000

GovLoans.gov[edit]

GovLoans.gov, the sister site of Benefits.gov, was launched in 2004, and provides information about government loan programs. GovLoans.gov features information about loans for:

  • Housing
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Small Business
  • Veterans
  • Disaster Relief

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Benefits.gov Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.