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When you perform work on a federal construction project anywhere in the United States, and are not paid, you can file a bond claim (similar to a mechanics lien) against the project pursuant to the Federal Miller Act.
These claims are not against the federal government’s actual property, since the government is obviously not going to subject its land to third party claims. However, since this is the case, the government requires that the general contractor post a payment bond to guarantee payment to all subs and suppliers on the project. If unpaid, your claim will be against this payment bond.
The claim is referred to as a “Miller Act Claim.”