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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: can you be denied from asking to speak with a supervisor or manager if following the chain of command?
Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
answered on May 24, 2022

The short answer: Yes, you can be denied. However, your post does not disclose the facts why you need to speak to the supervisor. For example, if you need to relate a discrimination complaint based on your membership in a protected class or retaliation for engagement in protected activity, then the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on
Q: What law sections and codes do I look for when I am have lung agenesis ICD 10 code Q33.3 which is nationally covered ssa

Im 36 born with lung agenesis aka only one lung, I have severe mental health issues, I have the required amount of work credits and my ICD 10 code Q33.3 is nationally covered under the Americans with disabilities act but the ssa says that my condition is not as severe as I think it is. The... Read more »

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on May 8, 2022

You can read the regulations related to Social Security regulations to see how Social Security considers claims for disability benefits. SSA is making a decision as to whether your medical issues are so severe that they prevent you from doing all work that exists in the national economy. The ICD 10... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: A school administrative building was throwing out their chairs and desks. Is it illegal to take one?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 3, 2022

I think the safest course of action would be to contact the school and ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Louisiana on
Q: Does this include a public sidewalk after leaving the vicinity of the before mentioned property?

Did not enter nor try to enter private owned business after being told not to. Stepped out of vicinity of said building (bar) unto public sidewalk and was told to exit (public sidewalk).

Was then told said person was in violation of remainder after forbidden. When person asked what that... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

No it does not. Hire a criminal lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Public Benefits for Kentucky on
Q: I was given a citation for passing a stopped school bus, should I get an attorney or am I entitled to a public defender?

The road has 4 lanes total and a median seperating them into 2 lane roads, I'm certain the bus was in the opposite 2 lanes, I would like to fight this ticket and plead not guilty.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Hire an attorney. These cases can be tricky.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: Need sum help undrstdng sum financial & car loan complication as well as some advice and explanations on sum othr

Financial obligation. Is there a way to back out of a car loan I am the co-owner of without impacting the main loan holder or is there a way to get lower payments of even possible help with payments Thru any programs?

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Mar 15, 2022

While filing bankruptcy will release you of the obligation under the car loan, the other borrower will not be relieved and the lender can recall the loan and reposses the vehicle if the other borrower is unable to pay on their own.

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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Land Use & Zoning for Louisiana on
Q: My HOA sent a letter stating a fence must be erected however my fence was destroyed due Hurricane Laura what can i do

We’re going to erect a fence but repairs are still in progress. However the restrictive covenants was sent stating the restrictions may be enforced by mandatory and prohibitory injunctions by any owner whose land is affected by the restrictions

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 1, 2022

If possible, I would suggest that you hire an attorney to act on your behalf to contact the Board or property management company and explain your situation (which they are most likely aware) and a timeline for you to have the fence erected and see if this resolves things. Your attorney would also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal in Michigan to offer a discounted rate on a service for low-income families/individuals?

If it is legal, how do I go about verifying if the family/individual are actively on Lifeline, SNAP, Medicaid, FPHA, SSI or similar benefit.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 22, 2022

I believe you can. If you are a private business or entity, you would need to rely on voluntary disclosure to confirm eligibility. I do not believe there would be a way for you to verify directly.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Public Benefits for Oregon on
Q: If I leave my job due to harassment, intimidation, bullying, because nothing was done, can I still get unemployment?

I've been working at my current position for over a year now. I am constantly bullied, harassed, and intimidated by coworker and a higherup. I have reported this several times, but nothing has been done. When I have had meetings to explain why I feel I am being treated poorly, it is blamed on... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Feb 6, 2022

Potentially. Eligibility after quitting is never a sure thing, and ultimately it will be up to an administrative law judge. You will have to prove you had no choice but to quit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Domestic Violence, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on
Q: If I didn't know I had a no contact order because my husband has baby momma named Sheila and she did tiime b4 we got ma

Married for domestic violence. I got arrested for domestic violence in2018 .get out on bond and Covid hits.i get a warrant for not reporting to bail bonds.they drop aggregate assault and got me on a continuous family violence. My mom bond's me out.well my mom died Sept 22. I haven't... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Feb 1, 2022

What to do depends on which jurisdiction the case was filed in. You should hire a criminal defense attorney who takes cases in the county where your case is pending and you should follow that attorney's advice about how to clear the warrant and defend the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Louisiana on
Q: I would like to request a hearing in Calcasieu Parish to be heard in court with all involved present.

What forms must we file? The decision was rendered and signed December 22, 2021. the Judge informed us of this right on the day of the hearing. How much time do we have to complete these forms?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 31, 2021

Not enough information has been provided to answer this question, however there are usually strict deadlines in which you have to file and/or appeal something and as such, you need to immediately consult with an attorney so that you can obtain the specific advice you are seeking from this forum.

2 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Real Estate Law and Public Benefits for Ohio on
Q: House & mortgage in both names. Does dad need POA to put house in his name only since she is in nursing home with Alz?

Mom has Alzheimers and is in nursing home. How does dad go about changing deed to his name only?

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles
answered on Dec 14, 2021

Your mother is not capable of executing any document. In order to transfer real property most likely a guardianship will have to be placed by the Probate Court. Your mother is in a nursing home, so unless the assets of your parents are already protected, they will be required to spend down their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law and Public Benefits for Ohio on
Q: Mom Medicaid for nursing home. Spouse living at home. They can’t take his house, right? What happens if he sells?

Elderly mom with Alzheimer’s disease needs 24 hour care. She is living in nursing home & needs Medicaid help to pay. Can her spouse sell their house in Ohio and use money left after mortgage payoff to buy another house or does he have to pay back Medicaid mom’s share of proceeds?

Moshe Toron Esq
Moshe Toron Esq
answered on Dec 13, 2021

He must first put the house into his name only. Then, if he sells his house, he can use the money to buys another house.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Public Benefits for New Mexico on
Q: is it posible for me to file a civil complaint on nm work force solutions for violating my equil opertunity rights
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 13, 2021

A New Mexico employment law attorney might be able to advise best here, but your question remains open for four weeks. You could repost and add "Employment Law" as a category. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up. If still no response, you could reach out to NM employment law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: Sorry not an american by birth or anything and I have stayed 15years here in united state have no legal papers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 29, 2021

Your post covers a number of categories but it remains open - maybe because a specific question is not included. But it looks like something that an immigration attorney could have insight into. If that's the case, one option is to repost and include Immigration Law as a category; another is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for New York on
Q: Can department social services cut my benefits off and leave me homeless leaving outside if I am in a wheelchair
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 26, 2021

I'm sorry your question remains open for three weeks - especially on such an important matter. There are attorneys who deal with public assistance matters and appeals who could probably advise best, but until one comes across your question, another option at this point could be to reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Can i put ad on money? like put link of my website in 1$ bill. If yes how many of them i can do without any issuese?

Is it legal?

Can i print on money?

will it consider as vandalism if its small and its in the corner?

is it good idea?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Nov 17, 2021

No, it is not a good idea, it is a bad idea. You would be committing a Federal Crime by defacing currency. You would be investigated by agents from the U.S. Treasury or the Secret Service. The more money you print on the more likely you are to be caught. More people today use electronic... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Michigan on
Q: Got a notice from the State of Michigan Unemployment Department- please help!

I got a letter from the Michigan Unemployment Office saying a “question of eligibility and/or qualification has been raised on a claim in which you are an interested party”. The dates they want proof of income on range from 3/2020 all the way to 5/2021.

If I got unemployment benefits... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 23, 2021

You really need to speak to a lawyer soon, and preferably before you respond to the request for information. Whether criminal charges arise may depend on intent.

Just remember: there's an old tale that says it's not the act itself that gets us in trouble; it's often the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for Pennsylvania on
Q: I wasn’t able to legally work for the last 5 years and I am a us citizen. Am I owed money by the government?

Hi, my name is Anonymous and I wasn’t able to go to college, nor was I able to get a job due to the fact that I didn’t have a social security number. My father used fear to scare my mom into not giving me my birth certificate (keeping me out of the system or far away from hospitals). He passed... Read more »

Joseph Korsak
Joseph Korsak
answered on Oct 19, 2021

You are leaving out important facts. What was the legal bar to your employment all that time? You could have picked up a SS number on line if you needed one. What opportunities did you miss? Were you a government employee?

Q: Will I need to report to jury duty in Mississippi if I am stationed out of state as an active duty soldier?

I am an Active duty soldier who is stationed at Fort Drum, NY. I was informed by family I have a notice to show up to court on Oct 18th for jury duty but I am in NY at the moment. Am I exempt, or is there a way I can be exempt?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 13, 2021

You should be exempt from jury service; however, you will need to make sure that you contact the court and provide them with paperwork reflecting that you are on active duty.

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