While the Top Federal Benefit Programs may represent the meat-and-potatoes from the buffet of federal assistance programs offered by the U.S. government, there are many more benefit programs that fill out the menu from soup to desert. Here you will find basic program information, eligibility and how to apply for these federal benefit programs. Sometimes, everybody needs a little help.
Home and Family
Good Neighbor Next Door Home Sales Program
Through the federal Good Neighbor Next Door Home Sales Program, qualifying law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, or teachers may be able to buy a home in a HUD-revitalization area at 50% discount off the list price.
HUD Public Housing Assistance Program
The HUD Public Housing assistance program was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families.
Dislocated and Laid Off Worker Program
The federal Dislocated Worker Program, administered by the US Department of Labor, helps individuals who have been laid off or terminated, or who are scheduled to be laid off and need assistance in finding or qualifying for a new job.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
If you cannot afford to pay your home energy bill, your home may not be safe, and you and your family may be at risk of serious illness or injury. The federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Rural Housing Repair Loans and Grants Program
The Rural Housing Repair Loans and Grants program, administered by the US Department of Agriculture, provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, modernize, or to remove health and safety hazards in their rural homes.
Unemployment Compensation represents the first and perhaps last line of defense against the ripple effect of joblessness. Then intention of the program is to provide eligible, unemployed workers with a weekly income adequate to allow them to afford the necessities of life, including food, shelter and clothing while they look for new jobs.
Public Safety Officers Benefits Program
The Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) provides a one-time death benefit to eligible survivors of federal, state or local public safety officer who die in the line of duty. The program also provides disability benefits to eligible public safety officers who become permanently disabled as the result of a catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line of duty.
Public Safety Officers' Education Assistance Program
The Public Safety Officers' Education Assistance Program (PSOEA) provides financial assistance for higher education, to the spouses and eligible children of local police, fire, and emergency public safety officers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Consolidated Health Care Centers Program: Health Care, Insured or Not
The Consolidated Health Care Centers Program is a federal benefit program providing comprehensive primary and preventive health care and social services to medically unserved and underserved populations. Essential medical services are provided without regard to an individual's ability to pay or health insurance status.
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program helps low-income, uninsured, and under-insured women gain access to lifesaving screening programs for early detection of breast cancer and cervical cancer.
Veterans Health Care Program
Veterans Medical Care Benefits provide outpatient medical services, hospital care, medicines, and supplies to eligible US military veterans.
Health Insurance for Uninsured Children
The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, makes funds available to states that have in place federally approved programs providing health insurance coverage to uninsured children.