Government Agencies and Programs Tools

Key Terms in Administrative Law

Government agencies and programs permeate our lives in the U.S., touching many aspects of society from taxes, Social Security and drivers licenses, to public health and land use. The law establishing and governing governmental agencies is called administrative law. We provide a glossary of key administrative law terms for your convenience.

Typical Consumer Experiences with Government Agencies and Programs

Federal, state and local government agencies administer diverse and important public programs and benefits. A public benefit can become a legal problem for an individual when the benefit is wrongly denied, terminated or administered. Here is a typical chronology of a legal problem with a public benefit.

Consumer Protection before Public Agencies

Agencies must treat individuals applying for government benefits and services with fundamental fairness. Here are some questions that may raise important legal issues in your case before an agency.