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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Q: Hi, me and my husband are on ssdi. My 15 year old granddaughter came to live with us. Can I get money for her on my ssdi

My granddaughters mother is the one that send her to live with us. She said she has to live with us until she is 18 or older. Can I get any kind of help for her.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 22, 2021

It may be possible to receive funds to care for your granddaughter. One issue that may come up is your relationship with her. Are you now her legal guardians? The Social Security Administration (SSA) may require proof of this relationship.

Call 1 (800) 772-1213 to talk to someone at SSA,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I found out the beginning of March that I was going to be unable to renew my lease for too many late payments during/no.

They want me to be moved out by the end of May it's not an addiction it's just a non-renewal do I have rights in anyting that can buy me more time or at least until June 30th. It's already extremely difficult to find a place and everything going on with the pandemic as it is. Also... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 20, 2021

Based on rights, you have a right to stay as long as contracted, and Landlord is has the right to do business with whomever he pleases. If he accepts payment for a new month, he must let you stay for that new month. Some landlords will change their plans if you give them an extra month's rent... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: My nephew is paralyzed from a stroke - no assets or insurance. Can an attorney expedite SSD and Medicare benefits?

He is 50 with a 15 year old. Has not been employed for a couple of years. Brook wood is trying to move him as soon as they can find a facility that will take him without insurance, may even be out of state. He is not getting the physical therapy he needs.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 17, 2021

The short answer is yes. An attorney can gather the medical evidence and send it all in at the start. I have seen this happen with a paralyzed client in the past. If you have clear evidence, it can go very quickly. Mine took less than a month. I am not taking clients, but I am sure you can find a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security on
Q: I have a question about stimulus payments with people on SSDI.

Hi there.

This is a long shot seeing this site is about legal issues but can't seem to find help anywhere else and trying to contact the IRS seems impossible.

I'm on SSDI and haven't received my third stimulus payment yet.

I was married and filing a joint... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 17, 2021

I don't have much info to give you, but here is the IRS website on topic:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Social Security for Colorado on
Q: I am 18 and my mom is threatening to throw away everything that I left behind, and won't give me my SSN card. Can she?

I moved out 5 months ago, 24 hours after I turned 18. I wasn't able to take much due to having to secretly leave.

She is stating that she throw away, sell, or is just not give me my things. What was would be the best thing to do

I also am wondering what to do as she is saying... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 14, 2021

Call the police. Tell them you want to peacefully enter the home and collect your belongings. They can meet you at the house at a specific time. It should probably be a time when someone is at home. While moving your stuff out, tell the police that your mom has your SS card and that you want it.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Utah on
Q: How to get my boyfriend off the title if I’m the only one on the mortgage loan
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 10, 2021

Title is legal ownership of a piece of real estate. Unless he was placed on title in error, or through fraud, your boyfriend currently owns a portion of the real estate. The only way to remove him in that case would be to get his signature on a deed releasing his interest to you, or if he refuses,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: If I’m a buyer on a house, can I still rent a different house?
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 29, 2021

There is no limit to the number of homes you can rent and buy at the same time. One important thing to remember is that many home loan agreements require you to personally live in the home you get the loan on for a specific period of time. Some as much as a year or more.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: My wife upset my property manager, who is now trying to order us to paint our house claiming it's non compliant.

Other complaints against us since my wife upset him have been universal throughout the park, Bikes near but not in garage, etc. We lived here for 2 years largely left alone, I believe this is antagonistic retaliation.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 29, 2021

I am sorry to hear that things aren't going well with your landlord. Your relationship is legally defined by state law and the contract. If the contract says you must paint, or if you are being required to do anything else that is in the contract, you normally will have to do it or you will be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Q: Does a inheritance have to be reported to SSI?

Close an account with a parent after passing away received a check I did not cashed it. Not sure how to handle the cashing of the check. Did not know how to talk to SSI about the inheritance down the line whether or not to report it or do I need to.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 20, 2021

There are 2 forms of SSI. One is based on your past work. The other is based solely on need. THe need based will be affected by money you have, no matter the source. The one based on past work does not care how much money you have.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Do I owe roommate rent back for April if she moved out on her own April second without giving me notice?

Roommate moved out voluntarily without giving me notice and is now threatening to take me to small claims court for Her portion of rent since she no longer lives here. We have both signed the the release of residents form to remove her from our lease after she decided to move out. This form states... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 20, 2021

The short answer to your question is "possibly". In my experience small claims court judges each have their own mind about what should happen, even more than your average district court judge. If either party is unhappy with their small claims judgment, they can spend more money to start... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Can my parents kick me out at 17 if I have aspergers and they use me for income

I’m 17

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 29, 2021

Your parents are responsible for you until you are age 18. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) will definitely help with your situation. Your parents will be told their responsibility and they will learn what consequences are possible for failure to help you. On their website,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: My son father died right after winning his battle against social security. He was awarded about 90,000.

My son lives with me here in Texas the other child lives in oklahoma. What kind of claim do i file. When I went to social Security and applied for the remaining amount they said the kids don't get it. Both children get survivors benefits already from social security (rsdi). Their dad only... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 27, 2021

At death, back pay is owed to the deceased person's estate. The estate will get distributed by will or Trust, if he had them. If he doesn't have them state law will determine what happens to his estate.

I don't know which state the father was living in when he died, but most,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arizona on
Q: Hello I am on SSDI and I was wondering if sweepstake prizes redemptions need to be reported to SSA? I'm under the......

......impression that they don't as it's unearned income. I'm just wondering if my assumption is correct just in case?

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 26, 2021

So there are two Social Security sources of disability income. Need based disability and prior income based disability. If your income is need based disability, (meaning you didn't have enough past work to qualify for income based disability) then any money is part of the calculation whether... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: Can seller be held liable for non disclosure of future HOA assessment that took place after sell of home?

We are being sued buy the buyers of our home for an HOA assessment that took place 5 or 6 months after the sell of the home. We knew there were issues with the moisture barrier of some of the homes in the neighborhood but our home had no such issues (this was disclosed). Apparently the HOA sent out... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 22, 2021

Whether or not you are liable is a judgment call. A judge might determine that since the email was issued by the HOA and it arrived in your email box, you had opportunity to review the email and warn the buyer.

OR, a judge might decide that the email had no specific meaning as you had no...
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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I am buying my father's home and my sister is living in home and refuses to leave

My father is selling us his home and my sister who has lived with him for years is refusing to leave we have given her many months notice she would have to leave when we close on the home and now with closing a week away she's refusing to leave we are in Utah FYI she hasn't been effected... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 18, 2021

The answer depends on a few issues. One question is how your sister lived in the home. Did they have any sort of formal agreement? Did she pay rent? The method of evicting someone differs depending on the relationship. Another issue is notice. Timing of notice is tied to the relationship as well.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Q: Can social security see that I cash a settlement check if I have no bank account of my own and just cash at issuing bank

got in a serious car accident cannot walk anymore and got a very small settlement...recieved check at same time got approved for disability and don't wanna lose it all ready check is all ready gone and spent

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 11, 2021

It's not worth the trouble that can come if you get caught. Sometimes the info gets to SSA in unexpected ways. When they find out, they can demand repayment of several years of benefits. If your benefits are need based, then you can spend the funds on specific things approved by SSA like some... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Utah on
Q: How to file a motion on a illegally repossessed car?

Is there such thing as a 215.78 % annual percentage rate? Really high?

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 11, 2021

If you want to sue someone on your own, you can go to your local justice court. This is called a "Small Claims" court. The court will have a maximum amount of damages you can sue for. You might sue for the money back you already paid if they improperly repossessed your car. Or you might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Can I rent out a home with poa even if another person is on deed but not loan
Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 10, 2021

You are describing two separate issues that don't normally get combined. Power of Attorney is needed to sign on behalf of someone else.

Renting out a home that you own a partial interest in is legal. Not every owner of the home needs to sign the rental agreement. One person acting on...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Utah on
Q: What happens with a family trust wherein one of the heirs does not cooperate with the trustees?

Can the trustees bypass that heir and have it closed anyway? Does an heir who is uncooperative with the trustees and their attorney have any rights to contest what the trustees have done with the trust? The uncooperative heir is myself because of the dysfunctional relationships in my family. Thank... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 8, 2021

If a Trust is handled incorrectly, you can contest that in court. You definitely have the right as an heir to contest.

Being uncooperative won't be appreciated by a judge. You want to have a good reason to contest, and be prepared to pay for attorneys fees that are not paid back if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Legal Malpractice and Social Security for North Carolina on
Q: Can the mother of my children be my legal guardian and representative payee?

I am legally declared incompetent and my mother is my legal guardian and payee. We are awaiting a hearing. DSS attorney will be present.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Mar 4, 2021

Legal guardians need to be a responsible adult. If the judge is convinced the person you request is responsible and they have your interests in mind, that change should not be a problem.

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