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How can I find out if I am eligible for government benefits?

The following services are available to help you identify which government benefit programs may be appropriate for you:
  • The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) is a free and confidential assessment tool that is found on the Social Security Administration (SSA) Web site. The BEST cannot be used to apply for benefits. The purpose is to help determine preliminary eligibility for benefit programs administered by the SSA.
  • GovBenefits.gov is an online service, developed out of a partnership of federal agencies, which uses the Internet to provide information about and access to government assistance programs. The Web site contains a screening tool that is free and confidential. GovBenefits.gov will provide a list of government benefit programs you may be eligible for, along with information about how you can apply for benefits.

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