Government benefits exist for many purposes and individual circumstances. Finding the ones that may apply to you can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
Here is a list of categories where you may find a benefit or two that could apply to you and your tax filing circumstances.
What type of benefits are you looking for?
- American Indian/Alaska Native
- American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
- Child Care/Child Support
- Disability Assistance
- Disaster Relief
- Employment/Career Development Assistance
- Energy Assistance
- Environmental Sustainability/Conservation
- Living Assistance
- Loan/Loan Repayment
- Military: Active Duty and Veterans
- Social Security/Retirement
- Tax Assistance
- Volunteer Opportunities
The federal agencies below offer benefit programs.
- Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation
- Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
- James Madison Fellowship Foundation
- Library of Congress
- National and Community Service
- National Endowment for the Arts
- The Udall Foundation
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Department of Commerce
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Department of the Interior
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
- U.S. Department of Transportation
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- U.S. Social Security Administration
- Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Popular Government Benefit Programs
Medicare.gov provides information on Medicare, which is the federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 or older, and younger people with certain disabilities, and Disease.
Medicaid.gov Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has information about health coverage for lower-income people, families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Social Security.gov U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is a federal program that provides benefits for certain retired workers and their families, certain disabled workers and their families, and certain family members of deceased workers.
Food Assistance Program: Formerly known as the Federal Food Stamp Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to qualifying individuals and families.