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3 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: Can I represent myself in a case against Social Security ?
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Scott F Bocchio answered on Feb 1, 2021

Hi, yes you can represent yourself.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Hello, I applied for disability and now it has been 11 months and I haven’t heard anything back from the state.

Do I need a lawyer and how much will it cost?

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Jan 26, 2021

Hi, it is not unusual to wait this long. The pandemic has certainly slowed down the process. I would advise calling your local field office and inquiring.

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: Social Security question.

'm mentally disabled since 18. I get social security. I'm 58. I saved 20,000 and want to buy gold in two 10,000 installments. I will have to deposit 9000 or so in my bank account twice. Most will be taken out the next day or so after I buy the gold. Should I worry about the temporary... Read more »

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 5, 2020

Good morning, I would suggest that you contact your local SSA and verify the benefit you receive and then pose this question to them. You don't want a financial decision to impact your future benefit.

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: can i apply for my daughters ssi? she has been diagnosed since birth.

we don't know if she will ever walk. she needs continuous therepy

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 5, 2020

Good morning. Yes, you can apply on her behalf and if she is found favorable the proceeds can be used on her. Scott Bocchio, Legal Rights Advocates 855-254-7841

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Is it Too late to Fix my Disability claim?

About a 2 years ago i was diagnosed with Lymphoma and applied for disability and hired a lawyer, due to an issue it got delayed about a year till this march/april. at the time from the way things were going i had assumed i would be right as rain and back to normal within a month from what the test... Read more »

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Jul 14, 2020

Yes, you may be able to reopen the claim. I would ask for a manager at your local SSA office. You would certainly have to speak with your attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Q: My ALJ disability claim was denied and my lawyer doesn't file beyond that level. Should I give up, continue on with

New lawyer or start over as I'm still having an increase of issues/surgeries?

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Jul 9, 2020

You can file an Appeals Council Review. The other option is to file a new claim but all the back due pay from the past claim would be gone. The other issue is that you have to check and make sure your credits are still valid for SSDI before refiling.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arizona on
Q: I’m receiving SSDI. I also have applied for disability in Canada. Can I receive both and would SS need to be notified?
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Scott F Bocchio answered on Jun 30, 2020

Yes, you can receive both. You would have to notify SSA.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: Do you need to let social securityDisability know if you Are collecting unemployment?

Haven’t worked since 3-2019.been looking but no luck due to my health,Is it safe to collect unemployment?

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Jun 16, 2020

Hi, you do need to make SSA aware if you are collecting unemployment. They need to be made aware of any source of have income that you may have while your SSA claim is pending.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Q: What happens after you win your disability case
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Scott F Bocchio answered on May 29, 2020

You will receive an award letter from Social Security informing you of the decision including whether or not you will receive back pay and when ongoing benefit will begin.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Social Security, Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If you come down with Prostate cancer can you get disability

need a lawyer from Pennsylvania pittsburgh area

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Mar 27, 2020

Hi, it is possible. Much of the case depends on the actual prognosis and treatment plan going forward.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: I worked for 24 years and then had to stop working for 7 years to take care of my sick husband who passed away in 2012.

I worked for 24 years and had to stop for 7 years to take care of my husband who was dying and on SSDI. He passed away in 2012 and I went back to work, after just 3 months I got hurt on the job and lost my thumb. I tried to go out on my own SSDI and they told me that I couldn't collect my SSDI... Read more »

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Mar 18, 2020

Hi, I am very sorry to hear about your husband. You can begin to collect Social Security Retirement at 62 1/2. You will receive less by taking the money at age 62 1/2. If you waited until 67, you would receive a greater amount per month. You would never be able to apply for SSDI since your credits... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Nevada on
Q: Can a parent with no parental rights refuse to give you your SSN and birth certificate?

I live in California

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Mar 17, 2020

Even if they refuse you can go to a local SS Office or order a birth certificate online or visit your local City Hall in the town you were born in.

Hope this helps.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Minnesota on
Q: How can I stop my payee using my money for her one use

I looked into my bank account and she used my money to pay for her sons lawyer. Told me that I have to give her all my money because she is behind in her Bills. I never can buy myself clothes which I need too. I just need help so she will stop doing it

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Mar 2, 2020

You can either change your bank account or Stop her from having access as a signatory.

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2 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits, Social Security, Family Law and Elder Law for Florida on
Q: My sister has dementia and no funds other than social security. We are out of Florida and cannot help financially.

We have no idea of any financial particulars other than she has no outside income other than social security and we are not in a position to help

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Feb 10, 2020

I would suggest a gofund me campaign.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: How do I change my SS Disability from a payee directly to me?

I receive SS Disability due to a very serious work accident. Due to my mental condition at the time the courts directed it to be payed through a payee. My physical condition still prevents me from working but my mental condition has improved. I would like to receive my SS payments directly in my... Read more »

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Jan 31, 2020

You would likely need to have the payee removed first prior to making such a request.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Why does it take so long to get disability approved when disability is obvious. In 2020 you can get information so fast
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Scott F Bocchio answered on Jan 28, 2020

Applying for disability benefits is a drawn out process in many instances. There are millions of people waiting in line for a decision. The Government is limited in personnel. Make sure to have all medical documentation up to date along with medical appointments, medications etc. The more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Iowa on
Q: Ssi owes me money what can i do?
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Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 31, 2019

Contact your local Social Security Administrative office and request an explanation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: If someone is approved for Supplemental Security Income, how does the person know what disorders qualified him for it.

A relative qualified for SSI; however, the Award Letter does not state the disorders that allowed him to receive disability payments. Because he has so many disorders, we don't know which one or which ones were used as the bases to qualify him. Who do we contact to receive this information?

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Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 31, 2019

I would suggest that he contact the local Social Security Administrative office and ask for a breakdown. He will also receive an award letter that should provide a detailed explanation as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: I just won an SSD overpayment case. How can I recover my July 2019 payment that was taken from me?
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Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 30, 2019

I would suggest that you contact your local Social Security Administrative office and present that question to them. They should have an estimated time frame for when you will receive payment. Congratulations!

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for North Carolina on
Q: I was denied Social Security disability at my hearing date on November 21st I need a good appeals attorney are you able
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Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 11, 2019

You will need to Request an Appeal at the Appeals Council level and hope that it is remanded back to the local office for re-evaluation.

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