Comparison Shopping for Public Services for the Antique Citizen:
DMV -- Elapsed time doing the paperwork - 15 minutes, replacement Driver's License door to door in 8/9 days.
Social Security Administration -- Paperwork online in 10 minutes or less. Deposit began on schedule, no problems.
Medicare -- Paperwork - even less than Social Security since it was covered when I did my SSA application and I just didn't realize it. One hiccup in qualification but it was resolved as promised in 30 days.
Metropolitan Transit Authority -- Paperwork took DAYS, photography required, notarization required and more information than any of the above. Delivery -- not yet at 16 days and counting.