Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

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One of the earliest “E-Government” initiatives to launch in 2002 as part of the President’s Management Agenda, and was established as the official benefits website of the U.S. government. It is an easy-to-use, single source of benefit information to help citizens understand which benefit programs they may be eligible for, and how to apply. Operated, managed, and supported by a Federal agency Partnership, Benefits.gov provides an innovative, technology-based solution to benefit information delivery. Millions of citizens have easy, online access to information from across multiple Federal agencies on Benefits.gov. The beneficiaries include U.S. citizens, businesses, and Federal and state government entities.

Online Service Only

A partnership of 17 Federal agencies managed by the U.S. Department of Labor

Primary Services:

  • General Benefits Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Online service: 24/7

Intake Process:

Visit Benefits.gov

Program Fees:

No Fees



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