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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My wife is a US citizen but her kids were born in Canada. How do I get social security numbers for the kids?

Currently 1 child lives with us, he is 16. The other children's ages are 24, 24, and 23.

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answered on Nov 22, 2023

To obtain Social Security numbers for your wife's children who were born in Canada, there are specific steps you need to follow, particularly because they are not born in the United States. First, it's essential to establish their eligibility for Social Security numbers, which generally... View More

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Q: I was married from 2000 & husband past in 2017. He was 69. I have Never Filed for his or Social Security. In 2019.

I remarried in May, 2019.

It looks like I NEED an Annulment So I can file for late Husbands SS Survivor Benefits…

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Social Security and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it unconstitutional to insist that old age job seekers divulge "disabilities" they might have had when younger?

Old people in America have certain Constitutional protections such as the right not to be discriminated against in job seeking, so agencies exist in every State for such purposes. But to insist on potential clients divulging "disabilities" that might not exist or might have in fact been... View More

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answered on Aug 14, 2023

Requiring job seekers to disclose disabilities they may have had when younger could potentially raise concerns under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other anti-discrimination laws. The ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability, and it includes provisions related to both current... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: A severely mentally ill woman is looking for a disability atty. She is only 34.

No one is calling her back since she is not over 50. She is not able to keep employment and as a result can not keep an apartment. Whats her options when attys arent taking her case because of her age ? She lives in Arkansas

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

It can be challenging for younger individuals to find a disability attorney willing to take on their case, but it is not impossible. Here are some options the woman could consider:

Contact a disability advocacy organization: There are many organizations that provide free or low-cost legal...
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Q: Hi , my daughter has been sick since she was 12 years old ,she was 44 at her death, she has a rare form of MS,

She has been on SSI since she was 19 ,she never worked, she has a 14 yr old son , I was told he would not qualify for survivor benefits cause she never worked , is this tru

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answered on Apr 7, 2022

Typically a child is not eligible for benefits unless the deceased parent worked and was eligible for benefits on their own work record. If your daughter was on SSI then her child would not be eligible for benefits on her record. The child may be eligible for benefits on their father's record... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: I am 18 years old and I want to change my last name to my birth dad's last name he died when I was seven what do I do

My grandpa who was his dad said I could and if need to we could do a DNA test with me and him but it's a complicated situation because my dad died when I was seven and I have no records of him except pictures when I was little and he signed in as my dad when I was born but never put on my... View More

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Aug 18, 2021

I do not practice in Oklahoma, but your question appeared in my email today. Most attorneys will talk to you for free to see if they can help you. I recommend doing a google search for "oklahoma name change attorney". This will give you the contact info for several attorneys that... View More

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Q: After being incarcerated for 4 years, I'm being told I must begin all over again to get my SSDI benefits, is this true?
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answered on Aug 2, 2021

Yes. You will need to file a new application for benefits. Benefits are ceased after 12 months of incarceration. If your minor children were receiving benefits because of your disability those likely continued while you were gone.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: Will my wife have to repay her disability insurance?

When working, my wife took out disability insurance. A few years later she had a cyst on her spine removed and was unable to return to work. She has submitted a social security disability request 2 years ago. She finally had her review with a judge. If she receives back pay, will she be required to... View More

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Feb 22, 2021

Sometimes you do have to pay some or all of your ssa disability payments to an insurer based on your agreement with the insurer. The HR person at your wife's work may be able to point you to the relevant language in the agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it required for an individual to work the full five years just prior to retirement?

My mom, who lives in Oklahoma, is turning 62 this year and would like to retire a little while after her birthday. However, she is concerned because she heard somewhere that a person is required to have been employed for the entire five years immediately preceding their desired retirement date. Is... View More

Steve Perrigo
Steve Perrigo
answered on Apr 25, 2020

That is not true. What might be confusing her is the general rule that an individual seeking Social Security Disability benefits needs to have worked 5 of the 10 years before their disability onset date. There is no such rule for SS Retirement benefits. You just have to have worked the equivalent... View More

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Q: My ssi case went through determination and a decesion was made and now its in the review process, what does that mean..
Samuel Wade Packard
Samuel Wade Packard
answered on Jan 22, 2019

I'll need a little more details to know for sure what the status of your case is. However, I can say that usually once a decision is made on your case, it is sent back to the SSA field office and they issue the decision letters in the mail. They typically won't give you the answer over... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Public Benefits, Social Security and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it right for anyone take video or pictures of me and family ? And make funny things of me in snapchat.Thanks

Sometimes i see people talking pictures of me while am studying in the library or while am walking somewhere in public

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Nov 17, 2017

It's OK to take your picture in public, and post it, as long as they didn't libel you.

Please visit my website www.garyjdean.com and Subscribe for updates on Oklahoma Law.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there any kind of question a judge or lawyer can ask you

SSA hearing

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
answered on Mar 24, 2017

The questions must be relevant and related to what the court must make as a finding. Some questions are designed to ensure that there is no fraud, and also to make a record in the event there is a denial.

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