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Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: i recently took a psychological evaluation orderd by my therapist for anxiety, panic attacks, major depression disorder

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for North Carolina on May 26, 2014

Answered on Jun 9, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
Yes,many evaluation could affect a case for Social Security Disability. The issue will be whether with these impairments you can still function in a simple non-stressful job.

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Q: If I sell a capital asset (inherited farmland) will it affect my social security retirement benefits?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on May 29, 2014

Answered on Jun 9, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
No assets does not affect the receipt of Social Security Disability benefits.

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Q: I desperately need phone numbers for overpayment lawyers in seattle wa that are free

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Washington on Apr 8, 2014

Answered on May 17, 2014

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Cheryl L Van Ackeren's answer
You should try one of the legal aid services. The Northwest Justice Project offers free legal aid to low income families.

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Q: is there any set length of time that the IRS can garnish my disability check or will it be garnished til the debts paid

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for North Carolina on May 5, 2014

Answered on May 9, 2014

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Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
As far as I am aware, there may be limits on how much of your check the IRS can garnish but there is no limit on the time - the IRS will most likely garnish until the debt is paid. Another concern is that late penalties may still be accruing and depending on how much the IRS is taking and how big the debt is, it is possible they would never stop garnishing because the accruing penalties could be equal to or more than the garnishment. You will want to consult with an attorney experienced in...

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Q: If my husband died and I can't pay a credit card can the credit card take the money from my social security check?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Missouri on Sep 4, 2013

Answered on Nov 6, 2013

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Eva Clement's answer
No. In order for you to have a garnishment taken from your Social Security check they must have a court order against you. The court will not grant this type of order for credit card debt for a deceased person.

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Q: Can my husband give me some of his Social Security Credits

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on Nov 4, 2013

Answered on Nov 6, 2013

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Eva Clement's answer
Unfortunately, credits are not transferable between people. However you may be eligible for a spousal benefit off of your husband's record. You are correct in that you have to wait until your husband starts drawing his benefits in order to collect your spousal benefit.

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Q: Is there anyways to acces my sons social security number?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Hawaii on Mar 10, 2013

Answered on Apr 3, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
I am assuming that your son is an adult. If so you will not be able to get access to his number.

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Q: If I start SS benefits then go back to work after a few months, do I still keep the benefits I received?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on Mar 13, 2013

Answered on Mar 29, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
People between ages 62 and the year they reach full retirement age will have $1 of benefits withheld by Social Security for every $2 earned in excess of their allowable earnings threshold.

If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, we deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit.

For 2013, that limit is $15,120.

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Q: I have been waiting on a decision on my SSI claim for 7yrs I still have not got a answer what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on Feb 21, 2013

Answered on Mar 28, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
Social Security is running about 18 months to 24 months. Probably your claim was denied and you did not receive the letter. Go to a Social Security attorney and have them file your claim. They will monitor it for you and do a professional job of presenting your case. If for some reason it is still pending, they will be able to find out the problem.

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Q: I am waiting for a SSi hearing and received a letter from Lawyer says theres a new law an I have to pay for another lawy

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2013

Answered on Mar 28, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
You need to provide more information. I know of no new law that would require you to hire additional lawyers for an SSI claim. Contact the Social Security Administration to verify if you want a second opinion on what your lawyer is telling you.

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Q: What will happen if I file for Social Security Disability while receiving Unemployment Compensation in Arkansas?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arkansas on Mar 27, 2013

Answered on Mar 28, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
Do not file as long as you are on unemployment. You will get declined and the state may prosecute you to recover the unemployment. The two are mutually exclusive. In order to collect unemployment you must swear that you are both able to work and looking for work. In order to draw disability you must swear that you are injured and unable to perform work of any kind.

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Q: I was married to my former husband for 12 years. When can I get his Social Security?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Maryland on Feb 23, 2013

Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
Your marriage lasted 10 years or longer;

Your ex-spouse is unmarried;

Your ex-spouse is age 62 or older;

The benefit that your ex-spouse is entitled to receive based on his or her own work is less than the benefit he or she would receive based on your work; and

You are entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

If you have not applied for retirement benefits, but can qualify for them, your ex-spouse can receive benefits on your record if...

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Q: I would like to know if I qualify for retroactive survivors benefit from 4 years ago. I couldn't apply before.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on Feb 28, 2013

Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
This will require a lot more information to properly answer the question. Contact a local Social Security attorney where you can take all your records and explain exactly what you are wanting to occur.

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Q: Can a person who has never worked collect social security even though her husband is still alive?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Louisiana on Mar 1, 2013

Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
Yes. Even if he or she has never worked under Social Security, your spouse may be able to get benefits if he or she is at least 62 years of age and you are receiving or eligible for retirement or disability benefits. He or she can also qualify for Medicare at age 65.

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Q: How long does it takke for their ssi deision in florida

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Dec 2, 2012

Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
It can vary greatly. If you are accepted on your first attempt the process can just take weeks. This rarely happens. More likely the process will take about 18 months.

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Q: Can i get a lawyer to file SSD for me?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Feb 23, 2013

Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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Clint Curtis' answer
Yes. Many attorneys will do the initial filing for you as well as handle the entire process throughout. As a general rule they will do this with no cost to you until you win.

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Q: I can't find a lawyer to represent me in an SSI case

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Rhode Island on Sep 24, 2012

Answered on Dec 3, 2012

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Neville Bedford's answer
Try:

Full Name: Kelly Rafferty Esq.

Firm: Feinstein & Gabrilowitz

Address: 1150 New London Ave - Suite 320

Cranston, RI 02920-3036

Phone: (401) 737-6800

Fax: (401) 737-4466

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Q: How can a minister opt back into Social Security if he opted out many years ago?

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Oct 2, 2012

Answered on Nov 7, 2012

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
By reapplying is the only answer I can come up with on sparse facts like this.

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Q: See additional details

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Oct 30, 2012

Answered on Nov 7, 2012

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It should be available from the clerk in PR. It is a public record, if there is one. If there is not a divorce decree or final judgment, or whatever it might be called, then they could still be married. My gut feeling is that there was no divorce and if that is the case, she would be the only one entitled to anything. Have her contact the clerk of court in Santo Domingo.

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Q: How long is the statute of limitation for the Zebley law in SSI. Mother and son filed in 1982 for exact same disability

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Jun 20, 2011

Answered on Jul 18, 2012

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Just because it would appear to be age discrimination, does not mean that it is. There were probably differences between the two cases. Has the mother reapplied? She should get to a social security lawyer immediately, it is a long process which needs to get started.

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