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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for North Carolina on
Q: If I'm on SSI and have a payee over my check and money and she will not let me know what my funds are in my bank account

What do i do.because i have 4 years back pay that i havnt ever even touched and she tells me i have very little left in my account and close to running out next month when I pay my rent and power bill

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Jan 24, 2023

It is perfectly reasonable for you to ask your representative payee how your money is being spent and how much you have in your bank account. Your representative payee is responsible for using your SSI benefits to pay for your needs including payment for food, shelter, clothes, medical care and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: I have never gotten my ID, birth certificate or SSN and my father is not on my BC and my mother is in Mexico & cant help

I have never gotten an ID, only have a photocopy of my birth certificate which isn't even valid to help me get my ID, and I've never had a Social Security card either. I know my number though. My dad isn't on my birth certificate but he wouldn't even bother to help, and my mom... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 21, 2023

As a 22 year old adult with the information you have, you can order as many certified copies of your birth certificate as you’d like and can order a replacement social security card.

These are relatively simple tasks and do not require your parents’ assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Mississippi on
Q: I'm 49, have had two heart attacks, a heart catheterization, COPD, emphysema, back issues, anxiety. I need help

I need help getting disability

Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Jan 16, 2023

If you have access to a computer, you can start an application for Social security by going to ssa.gov. Then apply for benefits. If you get denied you will then need to contact an attorney to help with the appeal process. You can also call the social security office and set up a phone call... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: i am Durable POA with matter-in-fact w/2 notarized signatures Tenn. How come i can't get medical records with that?

I am Durable POA for my son. I have dealt with his banking, IRS, SSI and none of them had a problem with my POA document. I am having a really hard time trying to retrieve his recent medical records for SSI. The facility is saying my document isn't all there. There's 4 pages with my name,... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Matter Of Fact is not an Attorney-In-Fact nor an agent for the Principal. Hire a competent attorney to examine the executed POA and advise. Is your Son of age? Did the Notary execute it properly? Did the Principal initial all non-signed pages? A new, properly executed instrument is probably in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: I need help in determining if I am a qualified disabled person and if so what can I do if i have been denied 2 times.

I keep reading the social security website in the "Blue Book" as they refer to my understanding I do but at what level I don't know I'm a single mother I have been hurt since 2017 it is beyond me my son being able to live and I have no money coming in except child support and... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Jan 4, 2023

Read 20 CFR 404.1520. which will give you a general overview of how Social Security evaluates disability. Social Security uses a five-step sequential evaluation process to decide whether or not a person is disabled. The "Blue Book" describes the listing level impairments at step 3. There... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment, Social Security and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: Ok so I find a RV at a storage yard, inside of the RV are the keys and the title. The previous owner is either dead or j
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 19, 2022

The owner of the storage yard has to contact the owner of the RV before anything be done with the RV

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Social Security for California on
Q: Is it illegal to send someone's full name and pictures of them to an online chatting service (Discord)?

Basically, I want to expose this person for not being who they say they are. I want to call them a liar, post their full name, as well as some old selfies of themselves. This person is a minor (17)

They already have these pictures and their full name posted on a separate old account, but... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 18, 2022

Anyone can be sued for anything..........but it doesn't mean one would prevail.

The bottom line is based on the truth........truth is a defense.

However, before you do anything, you may want to consult a local lawyer and share ALL the info with him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Texas on
Q: I've been married 32 yrs. We have no assets nothing to argue over except spousal support. How do I go about that.

He wouldn't let me work to much wanted me home raising kids very mental, emotional an physical abuse he worked for 27 yrs an now recieves SSI an I think he should have to pay me spousal support.. my youngest son recieves ssi off him but I don't recieve nothing an he doesn't want me... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 15, 2022

You need to find a job. If he is on SSI you will have a difficult time getting spousal support,

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: Will social security withhold $6,000 or the updated amount of $7,2000?

Agreement for SSDI representation signed Aug 2021 states: "amount equal to 25% of the combined past due benefits awarded to Client and client's family, or the amount specified in 42 U.S.C. §406 (a) (Section 206 (a) of the Social Security Act), currently set at $6,000.00, whichever is... Read more »

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Dec 12, 2022

SSA should withhold the $7200 as that is the amount in the statute in your agreement and is less than the full 25%. The fee agreement states only that the fee set in that statute was currently capped at $6000. The agreement limits itself to the statute, not the dollar amount listed.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for Kansas on
Q: My husband was just awarded SSD benefits. Now, the company that was paying his LTD wants all their money back.

SSD - Social Security Disability, LTD - Long Term Disability. Is it legal for MetLife to make him pay back their money? This was insurance that he was paying for out of his paychecks, from his former employer.

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Dec 9, 2022

Most LTD policies contain an offset provision for Social Security benefits.

Before you receive your SSDI benefits, the LTD company is paying the full benefit amount. If SSA then awards backpay for months that you were already getting the full payment amount for LTD, you generally owe them...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Federal Crimes and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: What kind of lawyer I need to talk to about my social security number keeps popping up that I'm deceased since last year

An extended friend of mine got a call from a funeral home last year saying I gave them that number which wasn't mine to make plot arrangements and burial plots for myself and every since then I been popping up as deceased even when I went out of state and tried to buy a phone it showed I was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 9, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It would be helpful for the lawyer to have experience working with personal information with government agencies. Maybe reaching out to identity theft, social security, privacy & security, or other attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: Can a public school bus driver take photos of my driver’s license and social security card on their personal iPhone?

The bus driver gave me no reason as to why they needed either of my identification when I kept asking. They wouldn’t delete my information from their personal iPhone after I asked several times. A school receptionist asked the bus driver to delete the photos, which the bus driver eventually did... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 8, 2022

Yes, if you voluntarily gave them the identification. Otherwise, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Social Security for California on
Q: What is the next step if I am applying for disability but I am dealing with delays and discrimination?

Second time applying, advocate disappeared during initial claim filed in 2014, represented myself at hearing, was denied. Discouraged because referred lawyer was patronizing. No income since 2018. I suffer from. Chronic concussion syndrome, sub-clinical hyperthyroidism, ptsd, and several other... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Nov 26, 2022

You haven't really provided sufficient information to enable an intelligent response. For example, you have not indicated what kind of disability benefits you are seeking, whether it is Social Security disability, Worker's Compensation benefits, or something else. And if you are seeking... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Minnesota on
Q: How can I find a lawyer who has expertise with application for disability benefits from the MN Dept Human Services?

My adult daughter (age 43) sustained a TBI and is not eligible for SSI because she had insufficient employment history when the TBI occurred. Although she lives independently, her long-term disability confounds her navigation of the complex procedures/processes.

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Nov 25, 2022

I believe you mean your daughter does not qualify for SSDI (which is disability payments for having worked enough and paying into the Social Security system). Typically this means the only benefit available from Social Security would be SSI (Supplemental Security Income). The SSI program is also... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Can someone please help me with my disability claim? Been turned down often

He was in jail and now cannot get any help . Food stamps, disability. Was electrocuted on the job- injuries to

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 12, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your painful situation. Reach out to Social Security disability attorneys and try to arrange a free initial consult. That's the norm in the industry. I hope things turn around for the better... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Michigan on
Q: If I take temporary guardianship of a child whose parent gets disability payments for him do they transfer to me?

My daughter wants my wife and I to take temporary guardianship of her son because she doesn't have the resources to take care of him. She currently gets 850 a month for him in disability. If my wife and I take temporary guardianship of him, will the payments go to us for his care or stay... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 10, 2022

If done legally, you would be entitled to child support from both parents in an amount to be determined.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Social Security and Public Benefits for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal in Ky for someone who has Medicaid and SSI but in a nursing home to sell property and a home.

Her daughter as her POA deeded everything to herself and sold it. Her mom just passed. We've reported the numerous times to local DCBS and nothing ever comes of it. It seems her daughter has friends in the DCBS who help her and ignore the complaints. I think it's wrong when so many people... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 1, 2022

The facts as you have set them out would seem to indicate it is not legal. Medicaid or SS are the only ones who might possibly be obligated to investigate. A decision would then be based on the findings of their investigation as to whether a crime has been committed.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: SSA terminated benefits without a notice of hearing allegedly for not cooperating with a local county.

Is SSA authorized to outsource eligibility determination? and even when Local government is involved in legal matters with the SSDI recipient.

After years on SSDI, SSA reassessed and reapproved SSDI for another 5-7 years. Soon after SSA terminated SSDI without a notice of hearing.... Read more »

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Oct 16, 2022

Social Security uses a state agency to make medical determinations at the initial and reconsideration stages. The agency is usually called Disability Determination Services, or something similar. This is often the same agency that makes the medical determinations for Medicaid.

When Social...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: I won SSI case from 3/21 to 6/22 I won after reconsideration but won’t get any back pay. Found disabled 6/22. Why don’t

Get any back pay but the 3 months

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Oct 14, 2022

You haven’t provided all of the dates but most likely this has to do with your application date. SSI benefits are paid starting the later of the first calendar month after the application was filed or the date SSA finds that you became disabled (usually called an onset date).

So if you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Q: Does SSDI convert automatically to SS retirement ? Thank

I'm 44 years old and I'm currently on SSD for the past 6 years. Does SSDI convert automatically to SS retirement ? Does the amount stay the same ? I started working when I was 26 years old. Got disabled at age 36.

Thanks

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Oct 14, 2022

Yes. SSDI will automatically change over to retirement when you get to retirement age. The amount usually does not change.

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