Type of site
|US Government Information|
|Available in||English, Spanish|
|Owner||U.S. Department of Labor|
|Created by||U.S. Department of Labor|
|Slogan(s)||Your Path to Government Benefits|
|Alexa rank||73,848 (January 2016[update])|
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
- Visitors since launch: 25 million
- Referrals to partner agencies: 5.8 million
- Average monthly visitors: 300,000-350,000
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:
- Small Business
- Disaster Relief
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- Computerworld Honors Program Case Study, 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20070927104323/http://www.cwheroes.org/case_studies/USDepartmentofLabor.pdf
- Benefits.gov and GovLoans.gov are both available in English and in Spanish. Benefits.gov en Español and GovLoans en Español[permanent dead link] offer Spanish-speaking communities greater access to benefit information.