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0 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Can a teacher, was on 1yr medical leave, not allowed to return to work, fired, apply for unemployment with $0 wages/yr?

Received CalSTRS retirement benefits during the year and still receiving. Are these considered wages? Through EDD how can you qualify with this situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: How soon before an election date can candidates begin door to door canvassing?
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Are you planning your run? If so, find a local attorney to advise your campaign. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

0 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: Can making a contribution to the public debt be used as a form of collateral?

I thought is was the right thing to do until I researched it. And it's a not exactly what I thought it was. Well since getting a full understanding of public debt. I'm not to thrilled about contributing my money to it. So if they don't wanna return my funds. Can my payment be turned... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Does CERCLA still apply to a hazardous release over reportable levels if mitigation is deferred back to local authoritie

Referred to EPA due to insufficient resources followed by a year long lapse of jurisdiction. So protocol for mercury is just wait it out and don't report violations in the interim?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Why isn't there a disclaimer before the start of Tucker Calson's show?

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Fox News after lawyers for the network argued that no "reasonable viewer" would take the network's primetime star Tucker Carlson seriously.

Why isn't there a public disclaimer before the start of every show informing it's... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 1, 2022

i wonder the same thing.

it wouldn't hurt for someone with the means to take a crack at it.

it won't be cheap.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: I fell off the Monkey bars at the gym and fracture my leg. Could I sue for physical damage?

I wasn't able to walk and lost my Job. I still have problems with my leg.

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

You could sue. My guess is the gym had you sign a waiver when you joined, so you'll have to contend with that. Speak with a local litigation attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Can the government (EDD) garnish federal student loan money, if it's my only source of income?

I know the government can garnish your bank account or paycheck, but what if your only source of income *is* the government (e.g. unemployment, welfare, federal student loans)?

Can/do they still garnish the funds?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

A loan is not income. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: Is it possible to get a lawyer to assist with an interstate adult for a mental health patient
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 16, 2022

I would look into a law firm with multiple offices in different states. That way their offices can work in tandem.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Legal Malpractice and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Hi. I was Not Paid Not Any Weekly/ Monthly Indemnity while I Attended Eight Weeks of Attending Chronic Pain Doc. My Atty

My Attorney told Me I Could Not Receive Three Disability at a Time. I Attend from 2013 to 2019 with My New PTP given to Me. I did Not Get Paid Nothing. Not Even Mileage. Only My SSDI and My Pension Owed to Me. I Attend Every Month. His Assessment Read. This Man is "PTD" SHALL NOT LIFT... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Aug 1, 2022

You may be entitled to temporary disability and permanent disability payments. However you can not collect both state disability and worker’s compensation temporary disability at the same time. That would be double recovery. You are also entitled to Milage.

More information is necessary...
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3 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: I’m in California I was just wondering if the air filters in public bathrooms contain poo and aren’t changed can u sue?

And if so what are the steps to ?

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jul 25, 2022

Well, the issue would be whether there is any evidence that the entity responsible for maintaining that bathroom was negligent in maintaining the air filters, or knew of such harmful substance existing in the filters and allowed it to remain there causing actual injury to users of the restroom.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for California on
Q: SSDI application declined

I've had submitted an on-line application for SSDI, but it was declined because I "have not worked long enough under SS". Even though my SS statement says that I have 40 work credits necessary for benefits, they apparently looked only at the last 10 years of taxable income.... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Jun 16, 2022

To be eligible for SSDI disability benefits, you must meet BOTH a recent work test and a duration work test. The number of credits necessary to meet the recent work test depends on your age. In general, the rules are as follows:

Before age 24 - You may qualify if you have 6 credits earned...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: can you be denied from asking to speak with a supervisor or manager if following the chain of command?
Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
answered on May 24, 2022

The short answer: Yes, you can be denied. However, your post does not disclose the facts why you need to speak to the supervisor. For example, if you need to relate a discrimination complaint based on your membership in a protected class or retaliation for engagement in protected activity, then the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Can i put ad on money? like put link of my website in 1$ bill. If yes how many of them i can do without any issuese?

Is it legal?

Can i print on money?

will it consider as vandalism if its small and its in the corner?

is it good idea?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Nov 17, 2021

No, it is not a good idea, it is a bad idea. You would be committing a Federal Crime by defacing currency. You would be investigated by agents from the U.S. Treasury or the Secret Service. The more money you print on the more likely you are to be caught. More people today use electronic... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Q: I will be going before an Administrative Law Judge for Social Security disability benefits. Any clinics around to help?
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Sep 15, 2021

There may be a local law school with a clinic for disability benefits so you could call around and ask. If you are concerned about not having money to pay a lawyer you don’t need to worry about that. You don’t pay up front and the attorney only gets paid a percentage of your back benefits if... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Do I have to sign the case # HF06254872? I felt harassed as her lawyer just attached 271 sanctions. I live in Chico.

It is related to CalPers retirement which we signed agreeing to keep my and she keep her pension in a divorce case 11 years ago. I was served by her son in law, but I still did not sign as I do not know what they wants from me except for my signature for??? I just am afraid that she will go... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
answered on Jul 30, 2021

As we have no idea what you are talking about and no idea what it is you are being asked to sign it's impossible to respond to this question meaningfully.

Q: Can congress form a city in a state by overriding state and local government
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 26, 2021

This question could be beyond the scope of this forum. Congress does have certain enumerated powers granted under Article I, which include collecting taxes, paying debts, providing for the common defense and general welfare, borrowing on the credit of the United States, regulating commerce, etc.... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Workers' Compensation and Public Benefits for California on
Q: I am the vendor in a bankruptcy case and the pay out was to commence on 2021/25/05, and the judge approved my paperwork.

Sent in claims paperwork and it was accepted and the asking of the funds was on the 25th to cover the prior court date asking amount.

Tristan Brown
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answered on Jun 3, 2021

Hello,

Given the information provided, I am unable to determine what information you are seeking. Please provide some additional information if you are seeking an answer or solution on this forum.

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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Q: Struggling with my spouse. Two kids and I am trying to get government assistance with a full-time gross income of 35K.

I can't afford a unit to live alone due to the prices in our area and is it ok to live with him in our apartment now but as a Single Mom?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 2, 2021

Contact legal services or Catholic family services. The problem is that the "standard of need" tends to be artificial, and out of date. You need to find out what is available for you in terms of pulbic housing, housing assistance etc.

If you think it stinks, then work with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Hi I’m being falsely accused of fraud by the department of human assistance in Sacramento ca I need my identity stole
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Mar 10, 2021

you have no question pending. you are going to want to speak with an attorney to go over all your facts and circumstances to determine your rights and options.

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