State Government

State Governments provide a lot of benefits for a lot of individuals. States differ in how they approach some benefits and the Federal Government often guides the states through others. In this section of BenefitsEligibility.com you will find at least a contact for each state and often more information. Currently the USA.gov website is the best source we have found.

We will be adding more content to inform you of available benefits from the States and information on how to get them. Many State (and local) government workers are not covered by Social Security as State Governments usually have their own retirements systems.

These Public Agency Retirement Systems (PARS) are the place to start. For now, the link below will provide a web address for each state. On most State Government sites you will find a Search Field on the main page. Often, simply entering a type of benefit such as “unemployment insurance” in the Search Field will provide a link of the benefits administrator for that benefit. While State Governments are big and sometimes difficult to deal with, a little persistence on the telephone can really pay off.¬† Find a contact number and have them help direct you. If someone is unhelpful or simply doesn’t know, ask for a different number or simply and courteously end the call and try another number or agent. There are many really helpful people working in all of the States. The link listed next is a good place to start.

Here is a link to a listing of a website for each state at the State Government Page of US.gov.

For Medicaid and Medicare and many other State and Federal government services available you may also try contacting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services  via their websites. For contact information for each State for almost all services can often be found by doing a search of their Contacts Database Page.

Here is a link to Unclaimed Property Links for State Governments: Unclaimed.org

Here is a list of the states covered at the above link. You will also find information on US Territories. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming