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Guide to the California Hazardous Waste Environmental Fee

This guide is an overview of the California Hazardous Waste Environmental Fee and provides a summary of relevant laws and regulations, filing requirements, costs, deadlines and other considerations.

How to Apply for Medicare Insurance?

The US government doesn't provide health insurance to the entire population because it lacks a national health insurance system. There are only three government-backed health insurance programs in the US: the Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, and Medicare. This guide focuses on how to apply for Medicare.

What Is Probate In Florida? A Brief Guide

Probate is the legal process of settling an estate after someone dies. Its purpose is to lawfully distribute a deceased person's property and assets to heirs and beneficiaries. Probate in Florida is supervised by the Probate Division of the Judicial Circuit Court.

What Is The USPS Form 1583?

"Application for Delivery of Mail Through Agent" Form 1583 is a U.S. Postal Service form used for opening a virtual mailbox. It authorizes a mail-receiving company to accept correspondence on your behalf at a specified address, which can be a PO box or an actual street address. Many companies also offer mail scanning and online access to your virtual mailbox.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning: How The HHS Helps Communities Prevent Water Pollution

Stormwater pollution is a growing issue in the United States. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several agencies launched the national Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). The SWPPP is a broad program that helps communities across the country prevent water pollution.

What Is The Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Program?

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program assists families with children when parents cannot provide for the family's basic needs. It offers financial support (also known as welfare) to low-income families for food, rent, clothing, utilities, transportation, and other expenses. TANF programs also provide housing, education, childcare assistance, job training, and work placement services.

Government Accountability Office (GAO): The U.S. Congress "Watchdog"

The Congress of the United States created the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) in 1921. The original idea was to equip the legislative branch with the ability to monitor the expenditures of the federal government to ensure that taxpayer money was being spent as intended. This mission preoccupied the GAO for the next 50 years.