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

Clint Curtis answered on Apr 3, 2013

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?

I just turned 62 and not currently working. Do these benefits have to be repaid?

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 29, 2013

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...
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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?

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 28, 2013

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... Read more »

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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

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 28, 2013

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?

I meet the listing for Asthma under Social Security Disability guidelines -- I've been hospitalized twice in the last year for over 24 hours, and have had multiple other attacks requiring physician intervention. I was notified the day I returned to work after the first hospitalization that I had... Read more »

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 28, 2013

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... Read more »

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

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 26, 2013

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...
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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.

I applied here in ny and was told I can only receive retravtive money from 6 months to now. I will also receive money every month so will my 2 children.

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 26, 2013

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?

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 26, 2013

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

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 26, 2013

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?

What lawyers will open a Social Security case for me?

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 26, 2013

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

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 27, 2013

Ministers may opted out of Social Security by filing IRS Form 4361.

After doing so they may opt back into Social Security by filing IRS Form 2031.

Contact the IRS first before you do so since opting in may require you to pay the current year's self-employment tax and you may be liable...
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Q: Can i be garnisheed for a hospital bill ? i only have social security income

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 27, 2013

The only way that they can be garnished is if you co-mingle the funds with other income sources. Make sure that if you have any other money coming in from anywhere, including gifts, etc. that you keep the SS money in a separate account.

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