Commonly Requested Federal Services

Request an Earnings and Retirement Benefits Estimate

Social Security Administration

A form, completed online, results in a mail return of your Social Security earnings history and how much in Social Security taxes you have paid into the program. It also estimates your future benefits and tells you how to qualify for those benefits.


Download Application for Social Security Card

Social Security Administration
The actual form for applying for a Social Security card is available in both PDF and Postscript formats for Downloading.


Compute Your Own Benefit

Social Security Administration
The Social Security benefit estimate computer program is an interactive program that produces a "primary insurance amount" (PIA) for an old-age, survivor, or disability benefit, given the characteristics of the particular worker (such as birth date, past earnings, and type of benefit).

Veteran Services

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides interactive customer services. Download VA benefits forms. Provides information on education and home loans, compensation and pension and a toll free number for further questions.

Your Guaranteed Pension

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Information about Federal guarantees for private pensions. Check the interactive Pension Search Directory to see if PBGC is holding your pension.

Railroad Retirement Benefits

Railroad Retirement Board
Information for railroad workers and railroad annuitants. Publications, applications and toll free number for unemployment and sickness applicants and recipients.

Medicare and Medicaid Information

Department of Health and Human Services
This is the best source for information on MEDICARE and MEDICAID.

Disaster Recovery

Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA has help for people, businesses, state and local governments following a disaster. Provides a variety of programs designed to help individuals and communities get back on the road to recovery.

Food Assistance Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Provides information about food assistance programs to help needy persons get access to a more nutritious diet. Find out who is eligible and how to apply for food assistance through programs including food stamps, supplemental food for women, infants, and children (WIC), school lunch/breakfast, and other child nutrition and family assistance programs.

Private Pension and Health Benefits

DOL -- Pension & Welfare Benefits Administration
Information on private pension and health benefits.

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