People who need government services are routinely frustrated by the process. They think that taxpayers should be able to go to a public agency and have no problem getting the help they need. It doesn’t always happen, and one person thinks it’s because public servants don’t care. We suggest that is not the real reason. A big problem lies in the paperwork. People routinely make mistakes when filling out required forms. Here are four big ones:
1. Incomplete or missing information
Failure to provide all required information will result in delays in processing or even rejection of the application. However, it is a simple problem to solve. Making sure all required fields are filled in and double-checking the form before submitting are excellent ideas.
2. Enter incorrect personal information
Name, date of birth, address or social security number must be correct on the form. In addition, one must be sure that there are exact dates, correct spelling and up-to-date contact information. Referring to documents such as driver’s licenses ensures accuracy.
3. Inconsistent or conflicting information
Submitting conflicting information on different parts of the form confuses and complicates the processing of the application. Each part of the document must be carefully reviewed to ensure consistency. Asking questions is not a crime, and a person unsure of
what information to ask.
4. Ignore instructions and deadlines
Government forms are designed with specific instructions and concrete deadlines. Forgetting to follow the instructions or missing the submission deadline will result in a rejection or delay in processing. Again, an individual must take the time to complete the document, ensure that correct information is provided and meet the deadline.
Practical advice helps
People have problems with forms of government because they don’t understand them. Getting help from a knowledgeable source makes it easier. Group legal plans don’t always provide advice on how to deal with government agencies, but Nationwide Prepaid Legal Services does.
We provide access to knowledgeable attorneys for our legal team members. We have a nationwide network of attorney client organizations, and there is a national attorney in each client’s community. These lawyers provide reliable prepaid legal services and help with government agencies is one of them.
A nationwide attorney can review a form of government and explain what is needed. They can show a team member in the legal plan where to get the right information and suggest ways to deal with public employees more effectively. An unspoken prepaid legal service we offer is listening. Our attorneys will pay attention to a plan member, empathize with that person’s frustration, and resolve issues. It’s this kind of personal help that people appreciate the most. Emotional intelligence is a criterion for being a nationwide lawyer.
Some good choices
Countrywide offers several prepaid legal services to help employees deal with everyday issues. We want our clients to help us create a unique class action plan for their employees. The choice is a big part of the design plan.
We explain all our services to potential customers’ decision makers, answer any questions and point out the benefits of each service. These managers will decide which options will be included in their employee benefits. These will be included in the final planning document. Nationwide provides streamlined administration and superior member services. We also follow a policy of transparency and we work closely with each client to ensure that the legal services for the group plan are delivered correctly.
Government employees are willing to help people get the help they need. However, these same public officials require specific information to perform the job. Nationwide can help an employee deliver the right data on time. In addition, our other benefits help resolve frustrations that sometimes arise. If you want to know more about what we will do for your employees, please contact us as soon as possible.