Social Security Questions

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on May 4, 2012

Jerry Lutkenhaus's answer
If you have lost your claim before the Judge, then the right thing to do was to appeal to the Appeals Council. If the Appeals Council denies your claim, the next step is to file an appeal in the US District Court. It appears you are at that stage. If you ...
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on Dec 27, 2010

Casey Lee Saunders's answer
Dear Sir or Madam: Of course you “can” fire your SSDI attorney, however, generally the question is really “should” you fire your representative. I often field calls from potential clients wanting to fire their SSDI attorney and hire me. What I generally ...
 
 

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

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.
 
 

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

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 ...
 
 

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

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

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

Clint Curtis's 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 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on Feb 21, 2013

Clint Curtis's 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 ...
 
 

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

Clint Curtis's 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.
 
 

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

Clint Curtis's 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 ...
 
 

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

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

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

Clint Curtis's 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 ...
 
 

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

Clint Curtis's 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.
 
 

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

Clint Curtis's 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 ...
 
 

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

Clint Curtis's 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.
 
 

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

Clint Curtis's 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.
 
 

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

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
 
 

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

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 ...
 
 

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

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 ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Sep 8, 2011

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I believe that you have to have been married for 10 years. You should contact social security to find out if you have any claim. Did he die after 5 years of receiving benefits, or was it 5 years after the marriage?
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Aug 29, 2011

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Listen to your attorney. SS cases take an inordinate amount of time, they always do. The benefit to you is that when you win you will get the back payments due to you from when you filed.