Benefits.gov Celebrates 10th Birthday
The Department of Labor celebrated the 10 years of citizen service through Benefits.gov on Monday.
“For the past 10 years, Americans have been able to turn to Benefits.gov as the trusted online source for the information about government benefits and eligibility that they need. The Department of Labor is proud to be part of the Benefits.gov partnership, and I congratulate the website on this important milestone,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.
In 2010, Benefits.gov was one of the first “e-government” initiatives to move to a cloud-hosting environment. Since its inception in 2002, it has received more than 20 awards, including a 2011 Digital Government Achievement Award and acknowledgement as a 2011 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate. More than 50 million unique users have visited Benefits.gov to date.