Many people get upset with government agencies. Whenever help is needed, there is some excuse not to give it. The delays and red tape are causing people to give up on applying for government assistance.
It’s not the best idea. There are services available from Social Security or the Veterans Administration that will make life easier. Family members who need special help, such as health aides or tutors, are worth going the extra mile for anyone. There are ways to work with government agencies that don’t require elaborate strategies. Here are some thoughts.
- Telephone scripts. If you are contacting a public authority, write a script in advance. The text must include why you are calling and what you need. Keep this script as short as possible.
- Keep calm. Telephone contact may include waiting on the phone for an available representative. Remember, this happens to everyone. Being nice when you are finally connected to a service representative will help you in the long run. The phone script you wrote earlier will be an incredibly useful tool. When filling out a government application form, don’t do it when you’re angry.
- Read the forms carefully. An authority form that is not filled in correctly means you have to start over. Always read the instructions first and read them slowly.
- Know where to go for help. Finding out you go to the wrong public agency for help is embarrassing. A little research on what you need will come in handy. A library is a useful resource, and librarians are always willing to help.
- Provide all necessary evidence. You may need a birth certificate or social security card before applying for anything. This is why it is important to read all instructions before completing an application. If you are going to a government office, make sure you know what to present immediately in advance.
Class action plans do not always provide assistance with public authorities. The reason is that they deal with legal issues such as writing wills or advising on contracts. Nationwide Prepaid Legal Services believes that our team members should get the most from us. We will provide assistance in dealing with authorities.
We use knowledgeable lawyers
Countrywide has a nationwide network of attorneys who will provide prepaid legal services to our legal plan group members. In addition, there is a nationwide attorney in each community of our client organizations. When it comes to public authorities, our lawyers work with these people all the time.
The lawyers can suggest ways in which a person can best approach a government office. Our legal experts can also refer a legal plan team member to the correct office and who to see about specific issues. For example, sometimes people forget about deadlines, but our lawyers don’t. These lawyers will provide suggestions on how to speed up a claim or application.
Our customers are the decision makers
We have other pre-paid legal services that we offer as an option. It is up to the client to decide which group law plan benefits should be provided. We will sit down with the prospective client’s management and explain our options. We then ask them to decide what they want in their prepaid legal service plan. These selections will be part of the program that we will provide. Nationwide will handle the administration and membership services.
People need to understand that their tax dollars provide government benefits. Citizens have every right to ask for government assistance and receive it if they qualify. Nationwide is there to make the process easier. We also help with everyday legal problems, and if you want to know more about what we can do, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.