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Benefits

How do I apply for Social Security benefits?

At the Social Security online website

How do I find out what Social Security benefits I can get?

Find out at the Online Claims & Services.

How do I find a Social Security office near me?

Check the Social Security office locator.

How do I find a government agriculture loan?

Gov Loans.gov has more information.

How do I apply for federal student aid?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid will help.

How do I find discounted phone service?

The Florida Public Service Commission has more information.

How do I find information about phone service for low income customers?

The Florida Public Service Commission has more information.

Citizens (Return to Top)

How do I find the Supervisor of Elections office?

Find your Supervisor of Elections by map.

How do I find out if I'm eligible to vote?

Check the Florida Division of Elections.

How can I email the President of the United States?

Go to Whitehouse.gov.

How do I find contact information for my Representatives?

The U.S. House of Representatives.

How do I search for my elected officials?

Search the Florida House of Representatives.

How do I find forms to apply for a U.S. Passport?

The U.S. Department of State.

How do I report a lost passport or get mine renewed?

The U.S. Department of State.

How do I contact my U.S. Senator?

The United States Senate.

Employment (Return to Top)

How do I search for jobs for veterans and family members?

Go to the FedsHireVets.gov.

How do I find the Career OneStop/Workforce center?

At the FloridaJobs.org.

How do I find information for persons with disabilities?

Visit the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

How do I find Florida Back to Work requirements and eligibilities?

Visit the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

How do I file for unemployment online?

Go to the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

How do I apply for extended unemployment benefits?

Go to the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

How do I apply for emergency unemployment compensation?

Go to the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

How do I get an estimation of unemployment eligibility and total benefit?

At the United States Department of Labor.

How do I find Florida workers' compensation information?

At the MyFloridaCFO.com.

How do I learn about compensation benefits and how to report an injury?

At the MyFloridaCFO.com.

How do I find information about the Family Medical Leave Act?

At the United States Department of Labor.

How do I find information about the Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Services?

Look at a brochure about the Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Services.

How do I find information on jobs such as training, education required, earnings, etc?

At the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

How do I find jobs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

At the Florida Office of Economic Recovery.

Medical (Return to Top)

How do I apply for Medicaid online?

Yes, at the Florida Department of Children and Families.

How do I find out about food stamp eligibility and low cost healthcare?

At the Florida Department of Children and Families.

How do I find out about Medicaid benefits, eligibility and requirements?

Use the Medicare Eligibility Tool.

How can I get help with the cost of Medicare prescription drugs?

Find out at the Social Security Administration.

How do I find out if I'm eligible for COBRA?

Go to the U.S. Department of Labor.

How do I find a federally-funded healthcare center?

Check the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

How do I find a Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) near me?

Check the map at MyFlorida.com.

How do I find information on filing a complaint against a healthcare professional?

Go to the Florida Department of Health.

How do I search for past complaints against health professionals or businesses?

The Florida Department of Health website has more information.

How do I find the Florida Patients Bill of Rights statute?

The Florida Department of Health.

How do I find out where Agency for Persons with Disabilities offices are located?

See the map at the Agency for Persons With Disabilities.

How do I find out which projects are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment act?

Check the Florida Office of Economic Recovery.

Homes (Return to Top)

How do I find a federally-funded housing loan, compare options and determine eligibility?

At the GovLoans.gov.

How do I find information on the First Time Homebuyer program?

There is a brochure from the Florida Housing Authority.

How do I find out if I qualify for any home buying assistance programs?

Check the Homes and Communities.

How do I find State Housing Initiative Partnership contacts?

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

How do I find help for American homeowners?

At the Making Homes Affordable.

How do I find resources that can help me keep my home?

The Homes and Communities.

How do I find a list of Public Housing Agencies?

At the Homes and Communities.

How do I find insurance comparison for various homes?

At the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website.

How do I find the nearest Property Appraiser's office?

Find one near you at the Florida Department of Revenue.

How do I find emergency assistance if I can't make my house payment or rent?

The Florida Department of Children and Families.

How do I find a weatherization assistance program near me?

Here is a brochure from DCA Florida with contact information for weatherization assistance.

Legal (Return to Top)

How do I find legal answers, forms and information?

At the Florida Law Help.

How do I download Florida Family Court forms?

At the Florida State Courts Help.

How do I find the nearest Clerk's office?

Find it at MyFloridaClerks.com.

How do I order a Florida death certificate?

The Florida Department of Health.

How do I find Florida statutes on marriage, domestic relations and violence?

Find them on the Florida legislature.

How do I check the status of my Florida driver's license?

Go to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

How do I find the form to legally change my name?

The Department of Health has an online form.

How do I seal or expunge a criminal record?

Visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

How do I search for registered sex offenders or predators?

Search at the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators.

How do I find information on Florida prisons and probation/parole facilities?

Check the Florida Department of Corrections.

How do I search for inmates, fugitives and criminal offenders?

At the Florida Department of Corrections.

How do I find information about licensing, permits and registrations?

At the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.

How do I find Florida hunting and fishing licenses?

On the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Total Licensing System.

How do I find the constitution of the State of Florida to read it?

Visit the Florida legislature.

How do I read the Florida statutes online?

On the Florida Senate.

How do I find municipal and county codes and ordinances?

Visit the Municode.com.

How do I find information about Florida's minimum wage?

Check the United States Department of Labor.

How do I find the professions that require a Florida license?

Find out at The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

How do I find the official site of the Florida legislature?

The Online Sunshine.

How do I find out Florida's rules and laws?

The Florida Administrative Weekly & Florida Administrative Code has the answers.

How do I copyright my work?

Go to The United States Copyright Office.

How do I find Florida's laws pertaining to banks and financial institutions?

Find it at the Online Sunshine Florida Statutes.

How do I apply for, check, verify and learn more about patents and trademarks?

Visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

How do I find the forms needed to become a Florida licensed child care provider?

Go to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Veterans (Return to Top)

How do I find the Department of Veteran Affairs and services information?

Their site is at VA.gov.

How do I find a guide to veterans benefits?

On the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.

How do I apply for veterans benefits online?

Yes, at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

How do I find Veterans Affairs facilities?

Facilities in Florida can be found at VA.gov.

How do I find a government loan for veterans?

Go to GovLoans.gov.

How do I apply for the GI Bill and find information?

The Department of Veterans Affairs.

How do I find veterans' homes and nursing facilities?

The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.

How do I get job assistance for military families?

The Florida Vets site has a brochure.

How do I find the veterans suicide prevention hotline?

Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

How do I find legal information about veterans preference and employment?

At the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.

How do I find support for families of deceased veterans?

Visit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

Business (Return to Top)

How do I apply for a business license or renew my license?

Visit the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

How do I find information on writing a business plan?

At the Business.gov.

How do I find out more about Florida corporations?

At the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations.

How do I find vendor tools, responsibilities and information?

At the Department of Management Services.

How do I start a business in Florida?

Go to the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations.

How do I go for business start-up information?

Visit the MyFlorida.com.

How do I access information related to the Recovery Act spending?

At the Recovery.gov - Track the Money site.

How do I find infrastructure projects funded by the Recovery Act?

The Florida Office of Economic Recovery.

Immigration (Return to Top)

How do I find out about becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization?

Visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

How do I find immigration forms and instructions?

At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

How do I find electronic forms and information about filing for immigration and residency?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

How do I make an appointment with an Immigrations Officer?

Yes, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in different languages.

How do I learn about INFOPASS?

At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

How do I find information on working in the U.S. and how to immigrate?

At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

How do I find out if there any videos I can watch on immigration?

At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Taxes (Return to Top)

How do I check the status of an IRS refund?

At IRS.gov.

How do I file my federal income taxes for free?

Online at IRS.gov.

How do I find Florida tax forms?

At the Florida Department of Revenue.

How do I find information about property taxes in Florida?

At the Florida Department of Revenue.

How do I find out if i am an independent contractor or an employee?

Consult IRS.gov.

How do I find an EIN and get federal forms and publications?

Visit the IRS.gov.

How do I file and pay Florida business taxes?

At the Florida Department of Revenue.

How do I find a tax calendar?

IRS.gov.

How do I get an explaination of small business tax deductions?

Business.gov has more information on the subject.

How do I find small business tax help and training?

Business.gov has more information on the subject.

How do I file my annual Florida corporate tax return?

The Florida Department of State Division of Corporations.

How do I find information on starting, operating and closing a business?

IRS.gov.

How do I find the A-Z tax index for businesses?

At the IRS.gov.

How do I find out about business taxes?

At the Florida Department of Revenue.

How do I find the Employer's Tax Guide?

IRS.gov has a brochure.

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