- If you are looking for information about disability benefits start your search on Disability.gov by visiting http://www.disability.gov/
home/i_want_to/disability_ benefits . Disability.gov’s Benefits section has information about the eligibility requirements for receiving Social Security disability (SSDI and SSI) benefits, disability benefits for children and how to apply for Social Security. The site also has information about Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (formerly referred to as welfare) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps). You can also look for benefits in your state by visiting http://www.disability.gov/ state/index?go.y=16&state=&go. x=31 and going to your state’s benefits section.
- Disability.gov also has information about benefits for Veterans, Service Members and their families. Another good place to learn about benefits for Veterans and military families is the National Resource Directory.
- Remember that if you want to apply for benefits from Social Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs or another federal or state agency, you must contact that agency directly. Disability.gov cannot not take applications for benefits.