Do you need to apply for Medicaid or Medicare benefits for yourself or a loved one? Are you interested in providing services to the state or federal government? Are your rights being threatened because of the actions of a state or federal agency? Whatever your needs, working with a governmental entity can be intimidating, confusing and exhausting. The better informed you are throughout the process, the more likely you’ll get the outcome you want.
GetLegal.com’s Government Agencies and Programs Law Center gives you access to key information about the various benefits available to you, from medical insurance or coverage to welfare programs, including Social Security Disability. You’ll also find summaries of administrative laws, as well as the components of government contracts.
Medicaid is a medical-assistance program jointly financed by state and federal governments for low-income individuals.
Medicare is a federally funded system of health and hospital insurance for people age 65 and older, people younger than 65 who receive Social Security benefits and people who need dialysis or kidney transplants for the treatment of end-stage renal disease.
Welfare benefits individuals and families with little or no income.
Administrative law primarily involves how the executive branch of government, through administrative agencies, issues and enforces regulations to implement laws passed by the legislative branch.
The federal government enters into contracts with private parties for many reasons, including consumer products, services and military products.
Last update: Sept. 29, 2008