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Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: do i need a disability lawer since social security sent me to their doctor? it only too 3 weeks from filing.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Feb 25, 2015

Answered on Feb 27, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not know what you are asking other than whether you need a lawyer. Yes, you do.

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Q: I'm 67 and working. I took SS at 62. What happens to the money that's taken out of my pay each week now?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Aug 2, 2014

Answered on Feb 2, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It goes for taxes, medicare, and social security. After retiring you can only earn so much. I have seen it where they stop paying the SS benefits if there has been an overpayment.

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Q: I'm planning on putting my kids father(we have 2 kids)on child support. He receives ssd and is getting backpay from 2009

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Aug 3, 2014

Answered on Jan 28, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see a family lawyer near you. The children should be receiving disability benefits.

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Q: how much can i earn before my benefits are affected

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Aug 18, 2014

Answered on Jan 27, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I think you might be able to earn up to a thousand per month, but am not sure. Ask a disability law attorney.

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Q: Why would SSDI want to review my case and possibly close it?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Sep 6, 2014

Answered on Jan 2, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
They review cases once in a while to make sure that people are still disabled.

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Q: if the mother and father both draw SSI will the child recieve SSi also

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Oct 17, 2014

Answered on Dec 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Generally, yes the child is a dependent of a person, or two, on disability.

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Q: What does establishing date of 9/9/14 as beginning date for your disability. I file in 10/13/13. would I get back paid

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Oct 29, 2014

Answered on Dec 28, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The onset date of a disability is a very important date, and what the court rules is based upon the evidence in front of it. You are entitled to benefits after the onset date.

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Q: if my son is getting money from my SSD check.Will his part be returned to me once he turns 18

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for South Carolina on Nov 26, 2014

Answered on Dec 24, 2014

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Jonathan Alexander Heeps' answer
No. There are two limits on SSDI benefits - your individual max (PIA) and family max. In order to get dependent benefits your family max must be higher than you PIA. For example, PIA (800) Family max (800), in this situation there would be no dependent benefits. But if your PIA was (1000) and Family Max was (1500) there would be $500 in dependent benefits. But you are only entitled to these benefits for dependents. So once your child turns 18 those benefits will stop. You need to consult with a...

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Q: Live in Idaho. Won a medical malpractice lawsuit. Put money in an annuity and receive a monthly payment. Cannot work.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Idaho on Dec 13, 2014

Answered on Dec 24, 2014

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Jonathan Alexander Heeps' answer
This depends. If you have worked at least 5 of the last 10 years you may be eligible to apply for SSDI. The amount of income you receive from your annuity may disqualify you from SSI benefits. In either case you will need to prove that you you have a severe impairment that is expected to last, or has lasted for at least 12 month and are unable to engage in substantial gainful activity. There are many technicalities with Social Security Law - I recommend you consult with a local Social Security...

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Q: i receive ssdi and medicare my children receive child support from ssa will they be affected if I receive rental income

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on Dec 22, 2014

Answered on Dec 24, 2014

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Jonathan Alexander Heeps' answer
It depends. SSDI is not a needs based program like SSI so your benefit will not be reduced by resources or income of family members. However, any income you receive could be considered Substantial Gainful Activity (SGC) SSA allows people attempting to return to work or self employment a 9 month trial work period. While not directly applicable to your situation - SSA will consider any rental income as SGA if it exceeds $1,070 (2014) or $1,090 (2015) You should consult with the attorney who...

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Q: do I need a disability attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on Dec 15, 2014

Answered on Dec 21, 2014

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Jonathan Alexander Heeps' answer
Sorry to hear about your condition. If you are referring to Social Security Disability Benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits you do not technically need an attorney. However, hiring an attorney is highly recommended. Social Security attorneys collect contingent fees when they win your case. Those fees are regulated by the Social Security Administration they are capped at 25% or $6,000 (which ever is less) from your past due benefits.

Hire an attorney specializing in Social...

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Q: I keep getting denied disability even though i have documentation that my spine is fusing together. Why?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on Nov 6, 2014

Answered on Dec 20, 2014

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Jonathan Alexander Heeps' answer
Obtaining disability benefits is a long and tough road. Many claimants are denied twice before going to a hearing. Some are denied at hearings and beyond. If you have not yet reached the hearing stage, I highly recommend hiring an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability. I would not recommend hiring a Social Security advocate or non-attorney representative.

Winning a disability case is based on several factors including: age, education, past relevant work, the severity...

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Q: Where can I find a pro bono lawyer for SSD benefits in or near Paris KY

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on Oct 22, 2014

Answered on Nov 3, 2014

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Justin Lee Lawrence's answer
Social Security Disability cases are handled by contingency fee only, so you never have to worry about paying as you go. Fees are 25% of the back due disability award up to $6,000.00. If you are intent on finding an attorney that doesn't get paid at all, my best guess is that you can go to legal aid of the bluegrass.

Check out this link for several reasons that you should consider getting an attorney for your SSDI claim:...

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Q: Arrears and SSDI, How much of 764.00 can the state of WV take per month? And how much of back pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for West Virginia on Sep 13, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
You did not say what kind of arrears. However, if child support, the state can attach part of your benefits.

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Q: Can I request a jury trial to decide Social Security Disability case?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Sep 14, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
No there is no jury trial in Social Security Disability cases.

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Q: Can we get married while waiting for hearin to get disability. I'm on the dockfet list

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Iowa on Sep 15, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
If you have an attorney you should follow his advice. However, marriage does not affect the receipt of Social Security Disability but only the receipt of SSI or welfare disability.

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Q: hello i am 39 yrs old have severe degenerative disk disease lumbar (cane prescribed) p.t.s.d left leg is metal ,c.o.pd

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on Sep 16, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
At 39 years of age you probably will have to go to the third step which is a hearing before a judge. You will need to show you cannot do easy sit down work by medical evidence.

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Q: Can you appeal a decision by the US District Court denying your Social Security Disability claim ?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for South Carolina on Sep 17, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
Yes it can be appealed but if the decision was in April 2014 then the time period to appeal probably has expired.

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