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0 Answers | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: I'm on ssdi if my ssdi ceases and file for ss how much would I lose. Do they pro rate what I was getting on ssdi

Does ss just take what I was making and pro rate that? Also Medicaid picks up my part b if I make it to fra with no problems when it switches to SS will medicaid still pick up part b. Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for New York on
Q: I want to rent property that I own in another country ( Panama ) as an airbnb. They are very transparent with the U.S.

I am on disability. How will this affect me ? Can I legally structure this property as some sort of Corp. that may help me ?

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answered on Mar 13, 2024

Renting out your property in Panama as an Airbnb while on disability in the U.S. can have implications for your disability benefits and taxes. Here are some considerations:

1. Income reporting: You must report all income earned from your Airbnb rental to the Social Security Administration...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Social Security for New York on
Q: Can a police officer ask for my social security number? The reason is that the system shows an overlap insurance.

He said i could be arrested because it’s considered a misdemeanor so i had to provide him with my social security number after he had my license and everything he needed.

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

No, a police officer typically cannot and should not ask for your social security number in a situation like this.

A few key points:

- There is no requirement for citizens to provide their SSN to a police officer who has already verified their identity through other means like a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: I am an immigrant lawfully permanent resident married to American citizen. I came 7 yrs ago and worked only a bit due to

my conditions. I had many jobs for 3/5 or 6 months, maybe a 2 yrs total paying taxes. My wife is employed and close to retirement paying taxes for more than 30yrs. I have PTSD, Bipolar Depression and BPD. Can somebody help me to understand if I qualify for SSI or SSDI or something else? Thank you

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answered on May 2, 2023

As a lawful permanent resident married to an American citizen, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if you have a qualifying disability and have worked enough to earn sufficient work credits, or if you have limited income and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: My exhusband died last year, we were married for 21 years. I turn 60 in June. Do I have any right to his social security

I plan on filing for Social Security when I turn 62. Can I get benefits from his until I can file on my own?

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answered on Mar 10, 2023

As a divorced spouse, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits based on your ex-husband's record if you meet certain criteria. To be eligible, you must have been married to your ex-husband for at least 10 years, be at least 62 years old, be unmarried (unless your later marriage... View More

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Q: I was deserted by my ssi disability lawyer and I do not know what to do

Complaint: 19337126, As per the pdf marked berry rider, you had me sign documents saying you would in fact stay equally involved with my case, which I personally take to mean equally responsible for any and all outcomes start to finish. If I am mistaken please correct me. also you have repeatedly... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like you were working with a Social Security disability lawyer who has deserted you and you are unsure of what to do next.

Firstly, you may want to try to contact the lawyer again to see if there is any way to resolve the issue or if...
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Q: Social Security says I owe $5700.00 because my pension benefits did not take out Social security taxes.

I retired in 2018 from NYPD.

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

If your pension benefits did not withhold Social Security taxes, you may be subject to the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) or the Government Pension Offset (GPO) if you are eligible for Social Security benefits based on your own work history or the work history of a spouse.

The WEP can...
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Q: have power of attorney and proxy over my dad personl relationship affairs the bank won't let me on account what

What I look up they should section 5-1503 is there

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Jan 31, 2023

Often, banks reject valid Powers of Attorney. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for New York on
Q: Am I still able to apply for the previous year's stimulus check?

I applied for ssn on April 2021. i wasnt able to apply for stimulus on 2021 because of covid i never received my number? I was told by someone that i still can apply for the check. If so, am i supposed to file for last year's tax return as well?

thank you

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Aug 8, 2022

Most eligible people have already received all three of their Economic Impact Payments. However, you may still be able to file your 2020, 2021 taxes and claim a Recovery Rebate Credit. For more information, see https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.

According to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: Hello, I was wondering if there is a Statute of limitations on requesting a short term disability checks to be reissued?

I became disabled while working in 2018. I was receiving short term disability from my employer. I went into the hospital in October of 2019 and I was under the impression from a voice mail from the man who handles my claim that it was terminated due to failure to get them paperwork in time. When I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open for a week. The question may have gone unnoticed under this category. There's no guarantee all posts are ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting under Social Security. If you believe the checks might be floating around out there, you could... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: How do we get our grandmother’s social security benefits back?

My grandma suddenly lost her social security benefits. We called SSA and we have general POA. They said they can’t speak to us or explain what happened. They need to speak to my grandma. She doesn’t speak English and she has Alzheimer’s. They said they don’t accept POA and can’t speak to... View More

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Dec 23, 2021

How do you help your grandma with her Social Security issues since Social Security will not accept a Power of Attorney (POA)? Below are a options that you could do:

1. Request a telephone appointment with a Social Security representative and ask that they have an interpreter present (Social...
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Q: I told SSA under oath on a recorded line that I was my daughter in order to get disability, to which she is entitled.

In order for my daughter to get disability (to which she is entitled), she had to have a phone interview with the SSA. Because of her disability, she was incapable of being subjected to an interview, so I made believe that I was she. As it turned out, I had to take an oath on a recorded line that... View More

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answered on Sep 30, 2021

You need to speak to a criminal attorney that handles federal fraud cases and find out if they can help you fix this. In addition you need to know that part of the interview process is to assess how your daughter functions. So hopefully you can get it straightened out so that the interviewer can... View More

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Q: im looking for a lawyer that can help with filing application for ssdi around the plattsburgh ny 12901 area
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 19, 2021

You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. In the third column of practice areas, you'll see the linked text "Social Security Disability." You should be able to search by county or city. Plattsburgh or Clinton county might not immediately come up in the basic results. You might have... View More

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Q: i need help with filing the application for ssdi. are there any around clinton county new york that can help?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 2, 2021

Look toward the top of this page. You'll see linked text, "Find-a-Lawyer." Click that and you'll get a page with three columns of practice areas. Toward the bottom of the third column, you'll see linked text, "Social Security Disability." Click that and then... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Identity Theft and Social Security for New York on
Q: I seek assistance with sorting out identity issues (problems with birth certificate, social security due to name change)

I am assisting a young man (23yr old) who will graduate from college but who cannot proceed with things like drivers license, employment, etc, due to a troubled childhood situation in which his name was changed numerous times. The birth certificate (issued in New York City) has questionable... View More

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jul 19, 2021

This would be best handled by a civil litigation attorney as it sounds like it involves several name changes or may require one now. You may be able to get free help from legal aid clinics but if not you can always reach out to attorneys directly and ask if they would help for free. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: If I am on social security disability will a 25,000 inheritance affect my disability payments
Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
answered on Apr 19, 2021

If you are receiving SSD, then assets won't matter, you just can't be working (because you're disabled). If you are receiving SSI, which is based on need, then it will.

For more info: https://www.crestssd.com/social-security-disability-qualifications/ssd-income-limits/

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Social Security for New York on
Q: what if the paternal grandfather is keeping their grand childs social security number from the mother

how can he get away with it for this long and I need it to change my sons last name

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Feb 6, 2021

Legal custody is required to hold on to the Social Security Card. If the mother of the child has legal custody, and the Paternal Grandfather has no legal custody, then the Grandfather cannot keep the card.

If some other custody situation exists other than what is described above, then the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: My moms selling her house and iam getting a portion. Would this be considered earned income and do I have to report ssi

I live with my mom we will be selling our house. I will get a portion of the money Do I need to report this to ssi and will this be considered earned income?

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Dec 28, 2020

Yes, the income you receive from the sale of your mom's house is considered to be unearned income and it must be reported to Social Security. Since SSI is a needs-based program, the more countable income you have the less your SSI check will be and when it is over the allowable limit, you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Social Security and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Can I sue my brother in law for assaulting me( about 12 years ago plus).

He tried to kill me fractured my Tibia Fibia. He was going for my head he damage my left elbow (as I cover up). He came in defense of his sister my wife. And began battering me with his bat. However, I was charge with domestic violence after I woke up from a coma. When I woke up I was told I was... View More

Peter Wade Kolp
Peter Wade Kolp
answered on Nov 19, 2020

Short answer is no.

Like many states, New York’s law sets time limits for a host of specific crimes. For crimes not specifically listed in the statute, a general statute of limitations applies based on the category of the crime. The general time limits are:

five years for felony...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: Hi yes I have a couple questions I will be 65 in a couple months Every time I call Social Security to see how much money

I will make it’s always the different amount I asked him what was the formula they use and they said 35 years of your year work and divide by 12 that would give me my monthly benefits well it’s not the same as theirs

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Nov 14, 2020

Try calculating your Social Security retirement this way:

Step 1: Use your earnings history to calculate your Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME). Use your earnings statement that Social Security has - you can find your record on your My Social Security account. The AIME calculation...
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