If you are in need of financial, rental, health care or other types of assistance, you may qualify for one or more federal benefits programs in the United States. There are many federal assistance programs available, each of which carries its own criteria and benefits. The criteria you need to meet for assistance depends on the type of program you are interested in, but you generally need to provide information about your income, family size, residency, citizenship and more. The application process is a bit different for each program, as well. Learn how to apply for federal assistance programs and what requirements you may need to meet by downloading our free guides.