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Navigating any government website can turn into a downright nightmare, but what if you had to do it on the regular?

That’s why the U.S. government is launching a site that will hopefully make finding information, signing up for benefits and other government-related activities a lot easier for our veterans.

Called vets.gov, the beta version launched today. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald writes in a blog post that while it’s a “work in progress…it’s a huge step forward in bringing Veterans the online services they need and deserve.”

Now, when you open the simple homepage, you’ll see two main categories of benefits, disability and education, the categories vets told the government they use the most. There is also a link to help find VA locations.

Over the next year, they also plan to merge a lot of existing information via VA websites out there into this one handy spot. Users will also be able to create one profile to log in and manage all their information (such as updating an address, etc.) and benefits.

McDonald adds that there are many more categories to come, so it’s important to log on and let them know what you’d like to see on the site.

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