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Featured Consumer Guides and Resources: Federal Programs

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and Answers. Explains how the civil rights of persons with disabilities are protected at work and in public places. 31 pp.

Can I Get Free Land from BLM?. Describes the Bureau of Land Management's program to sell excess undeveloped public land and why there is no more available for homesteading. 4 pp.

Guide to Burial at Arlington National Cemetery (graphic only). Explains eligibility requirements and services offered for military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. 5 pp.

Guide to Disability Rights Laws. Covers the rights of persons with disabilities regarding education, employment, fair housing, public accommodations, and telecommunications. 21 pp.

Guide to Federal Government Sales (graphic only). Explains how to buy homes, cars, and other property from 20 federal sales programs. 32 pp.

National Sellers List. List of addresses and phone numbers for dealers who sell real estate and personal property that have been forfeited to federal law enforcement agencies. 8 pp.

Social Security: Your Number and Card. Explains why we have Social Security numbers, when and how to get one, and more. 2 pp.

U.S. Real Property Sales List (graphic only). Lists government real estate properties that are sold by auction or sealed bid and explains how to get more information. 5 pp.

Your Right to Federal Records. Use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act to obtain records from the federal government. 36 pp.

Apply Online for Social Security Benefits. Learn how to fill out an online application, how your personal information is protected, who can apply online, and more.

Facts About Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Learn how to apply for this insurance program, with details on eligibility, compatibility with other health plans, and more. 2 pp.

Facts About Medicare's New Preventive Benefits. Learn more about coverage for cardiovascular and diabetes screenings, and a free one-time physical exam for new Medicare enrollees. 2 pp.

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents. Explains disability, pension, health care, education and housing loans, and other benefit programs for veterans and their families. 120 pp.

Request for Social Security Statement. Complete this form and return it to Social Security to get your earnings history and an estimate of future benefits. 3 pp.

Social Security: Understanding the Benefits. Provides details on retirement, disability, survivor's benefits, Medicare coverage, Supplemental Security Income, and more. 21 pp.

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