Benefits eligibility checklists

The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool This tool, provided by the Social Security Administration, is used to determine whether an individual could be eligible for benefits from any of the programs Social Security administers. This tool provides eligibility information based on answers given to the questions on the site.

Benefits.gov This website provides citizens with easy online access to government benefit and assistance programs. The site's core function is the eligibility prescreening questionnaire or "Benefit Finder." Answers to the questionnaire are used to evaluate a visitor's situation and compare it with the eligibility criteria for more than 1,000 federally funded benefit and assistance programs. Each program description provides citizens with the next steps to apply for any benefit program of interest.