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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: In public housing, can the landlord refuse to write a letter that he will review an offer for back rent payment?

He is determined to take me to eviction court on November 1st. I owe over $5,000. and am on SSI for disability. Can he refuse to write a note which is blocking me from getting half of the back rent paid?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Public Benefits for Oregon on
Q: I was falsely accused of a crime I did not commit I have one my appeal and got it reversed

CPS had committed fraud on my child's birth certificate I had lost my apartment and my car due to financial hardship my kids have went through pain and suffering and so have I emotional distress on me and my children allowing the other parent to commit social security fraud also placing my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Ohio on
Q: Do Federal Student Aid refunds for students over the age of 23 who are applying for Section 8 housing count as income?

Do Federal Student Aid refunds for students over the age of 23 who are applying for Section 8 housing count as income?

0 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits on
Q: im currently in a program that wants us to reach out to lawyers if you can answer a few questions thank you, natalie

Why did they get into the career?​

What subjects did they take in their leaving cert to get into this career?​

Where did they train?​

Was the training good? Would they recommend alternative ways of getting into the career?​

Do they enjoy the job?​... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: I just won my disability case. I am getting SSI and SSDI and I had a question about backpay?

I was wondering how it worked will I get it in two separate checks? One for SSI and one for the SSDI. Will they lower my monthly payment when I get the SSDI payment? I've been researching and I've been reading a lot of things. My case is backdated till January of 2018 and I got approved... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits on
Q: Is it legal for a public institution to drive away the dogs from its premises?

I'm aware that people from a locality cannot remove the dogs from the locality, they can only get them sterilized and immunized but does the same hold for public/private institutions premises, like campus of a college or even gated colonies?

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.]

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Public Benefits for Missouri on
Q: Grocery store that severs hot food to the public Frikes Market in Sullivan mo. has a restroom and keeps it locked from

They keep the restroom locked from use.

Can they do this. I'M 63YRS OLD and ask to use it and was laughed at. Can they do this. I thought that if they serve food they have to let us use a rest room.

Please help. Kind regards, John

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for Minnesota on
Q: Is there a lawyer willing to help me sue a hotel after I was violently robbed and beaten

I had no phone in my hotel room to call 911 and the doors were broken and hotel was really understaffed

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You probably have a decent case. Your case would be stronger if you did not know the attackers. When did this happen? There is a statute of limitations that applies to these types of cases.

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Public Benefits for Missouri on
Q: How long before cemetery can reclaim unused plots in Missouri?

I am secretary on the board of a small, country, non-profit cemetery. We are running low on plots to sell and in the past have utilized the reclamation process as set forth in the ICCFA (International Cremation, Cemetery & Funeral Association) guidelines to resell plots that have remained... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Public Benefits on
Q: How do I make a legal contract with my friends?

We want to invest in the stock market, but we are minors except for one of us, so we want to give our friend (who has 18 years old) $100 each to invest (with his account) and just wait until we make profits & etc. We trust this friend, and we know him very well to trust our money. But the thing... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Medical Malpractice and Public Benefits for Florida on
Q: Can a doctor dismiss a patient for not taking random drug test?

Within the last 2-3 months I have been dealing with cellulitis on my left thigh. I also have really high levels of creatinine levels and wasn't producing much urine. I got placed in the doctor office but another patient got there in time for their visit. He asked me if I minded waiting in the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Oklahoma on
Q: Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma is planning to install a Sporting clays shooting range.

How can the property owners near this shooting range ensure that their well water supply will not be adversely affected by the lead from the 1.5 oz of lead from each shot fired?

How can the property owners ensure that our shallow water wells, 35 feet in depth, will not be polluted?

0 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits for Pennsylvania on
Q: President Biden new rescue plan preserved dignity of union workers. I was not part of union worked for hospital for 17 y

As R N in hospital serving my community. After closing of hospital 17 years of service I receive 268 dollars a month, my dignity is not preserved?? Is there anything we can file ?? This is discrimination

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Connecticut on
Q: where can i get more help regarding opioid damages?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 14, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look up law firms that handle product liability cases, in particular ones that specialize in pharmaceutical drugs. Firms in this sector often hold themselves out for particular drugs, in terms... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits for Maryland on
Q: I'm in Anne Arundel County Maryland and on SSDI. Due to a clerical error by Social Security I payed an overpayment twice

They witheld $100 a month for four years and I found out how it seemed messed up when I got my payment history by request because it seemed like I payed more then I was supposed to let alone it was a second time.... Can I get a settlement more than just the initial pay since it messed me up? I was... Read more »

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