As of the first week of October 2017 the Municipal UNITED STATES ceased functioning.
Attempts to replace it with a UN Corp "Regional Government" have thus far been successfully rebuffed and prevented.
That leaves us to deal with the Territorial United States government, which is controlled by the military and has substantially different rules and procedures than the old Muni government.
As a result some of the recommendations I have made to people in the past either no longer apply or require tweaking to make them work in this altered scenario.
Those who got their paperwork done and in before October 2017 are grandfathered in and have their records established via the old Muni process. They have to be recognized as civilians.
Those who didn't do this have to follow a different process which has yet to be negotiated to the same ends-- correction of the public record, reclaiming ownership of your Name/NAMES, and recognition of your civilian status with respect to the military government.
The criminals in charge have made a great hash of things.