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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: I'm getting surgery due to injury not on the job and don't have much PTO. Can I receive compensation while recovering?

I currently work in Arizona for a non-profit and have not been employed with this company for 12 months. I will be out of work for a minimum of 6 weeks and should fully recover in 12 weeks. Can I apply for anything to compensate for my bills after the surgery that did not occur on the job?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 28, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that an employment law attorney would know best, in terms of PTO or leave programs, or the applicable policies of your employer. Some questions remain unanswered on this forum, but you could... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: I've been working a new job for 3 months. I'm now injured. I need advice as far as FLMA Short term Diss...and Work Comp

I've seen my PCP she had me give my work an 8 day absent note I'm currently getting xrays so I have all paperwork and my PCP is doing FLMA paperwork with me Thursday. I haven't talked to my work since giving them the 8 days off doctors note Wednesday. I don't know what I should and should not say.

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Apr 25, 2023

Good afternoon. You are required in Arizona to provide prompt notice about an accident at work and, because you have been told by your doctor that you have an injury, you should notify a person of authority at the company what injury you think you have. That should be in the note from your doctor... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: Since my Long term disability shouldn’t my Social Security Benefits increase once I have reached full retirement age?

I’ve been on Social Security Disability (SSDI) since 1998, and long term disability (LTD) from my prior employer since 1998. It appears my LTD benefits have been reduced or offset because I was receiving Social Security Disability payments (SSDI). My Long Term Disability (LTD) payments ended when... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 10, 2023

It is possible that your Social Security retirement benefits could increase once you reach full retirement age, depending on your earnings history and other factors. However, the amount of your Social Security retirement benefits will not be directly affected by the fact that you were receiving LTD... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: I'm a senior in college and I've been using FAFSA ever since freshman year. Will that hinder my citizenship application?

I've never failed any classes. I'm actually an honor roll student and have been awarded scholarships.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Aug 13, 2019

If you have falsely claimed to be a U. S. citizen on the FAFSA, among other issues, you can be placed in removal proceedings for deportation.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any complications. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: If a party is working for a state agency can they still get state assistance
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 23, 2019

Usually most state jobs would pay enough to make them ineligible but if working part time they might be eligible for certain programs like food stamps etc depending on family circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: Does Az.District Court Judge have a deadline to approve a fee waiver? We cannot "Serve" defendant until it is approved.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 5, 2019

An attorney would likely want to see additional details here, possibly including pleadings, orders, agreements, and other related paperwork.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: Is the school district part of the local Government?
Lori E. Arons
Lori E. Arons
answered on Jan 29, 2018

The school district is considered a part of the local government. Public schools are funded by local taxes and are run by elected officials.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: I was working(movie theater) on Christmas where we can't accept tips, but got an envelope "Merry Christmas" with money

I accepted thinking it was just a Christmas card, and opened at the end of my shift, had $40 inside, and am being asked to return it upon receiving a tip, do I have to return it?

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Dec 27, 2017

Your question is outside my practice area (work injuries) and I don't know any other lawyers who might be able to help. My first impression is that the fact you didn't know what was in the envelope until you opened it probably does not create an exception to the no tips rule, so if you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Communications Law, Education Law, Family Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: My dog was dognapped three years ago and she is missing again the people that took her put up new flyers. Can I sue?

I have her daughter her for DNA testing I have the old flyers pictures and Facebook posts. When she first went missing we kept putting flyers up and someone kept taking them down. Now her face is on all of these flyers three years later and she still looks exactly the same. Is that legally still... View More

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Dec 19, 2015

If your dog was stolen, the passage of time doesn't change the fact it's your dog. There are deadlines for filing lawsuits, but sometimes exceptions apply.

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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: a person is receiving michigan no fault 24hr care & services. gets married can that insurance stop services

that person has been receiving these benifits for over ten yrs. if they get married can those benifits be taken away. these benifits are awared from the state of michigan

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 22, 2015

Have you read the contract, the policy? You might start there. I find it hard to imagine that getting married can stop the insurance coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Arizona on
Q: I have a brother recieving SSI that lives in the same home I do? Will I be able to work without his ssi being taken?

The younger brother lives in the same home I do. He's recieving ssi for a disability and has never worked. I'm planning to move in the next 9 months and need to work ASAP so that I can get all the money saved up. My concern is that if I start working while living in the same home the... View More

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Aug 17, 2015

There aren't a lot of lawyers on this site answering Arizona social security/disability questions. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool to look for lawyers.

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