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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Public Benefits, Social Security and Banking for Tennessee on
Q: I want to sue my ex stold my identity and social security benefits from2017 when i was incarcerated til 20& My stimulus

I lost all my paperwork. But he had 5 chime cards out in my name when I found out in 2021.

It happened in dickson tennessee he was also very abusive to me and I am very much mentally disabled and I am praying that I have a chance to make sure that he is not going to get away with his... View More

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answered on Dec 26, 2023

You have grounds to take legal action against your ex for identity theft and the fraudulent collection of your social security benefits. Identity theft is a serious crime, and if your ex used your identity to obtain benefits and open accounts in your name without your consent, this is a matter that... View More

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Q: My fiancee is keeping my VA disability check from me and trying to use it as her own income.

She will not allow me use of my disability check that's deposited in her account. I'm a combat vet with memory loss and PTSD which is why I've set it up to go in an account that she has access to. I cannot get my money from her and she keeps trying to haggle me by trying to give me... View More

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answered on Aug 7, 2023

You must get the VA involved and remove her as the attorney in fact, caregiver, payee, etc. It is possible some VA recognized individual will take over for you unless you have a good alternative payee in mind. Ultimately you may want to resume getting your VA Disability Check yourself again.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Under Title 39 rule broken is 5 and 8 Is there away to get my gun license reinstated

Did go to court but was discontinued on both cases.

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answered on Jan 25, 2023

Your question makes no sense. Redo your question. There is a procedure in General Sessions Court to appeal the denial of a Handgun Permit.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Is there an IDA application available in Madison County Tennessee?

I am interning at a nonprofit and was looking into IDA applications as a resource for clients. I have found applications from other states, and have found reference to them in Tennessee code 71-3-1001, yet cannot find an actual application or mention of them outside of that.

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answered on Jan 25, 2023

Thank you for helping people.

I think what you are looking for is here: https://www.tn.gov/coverkids/coverkids.html

Keep up the good work.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: I was an apprentice for a shop for 3 years and was about to receive my piercing license but the owner and I had a disput

They did not allow me to obtain my license. This was 2011. What do I need to do to obtain my legal license for piercing? I do not want to go through an apprenticeship again since I still hold the knowledge. Hope you can help!

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answered on Jul 13, 2021

You must contact the Regulatory Agency in Nashville that handles such a License. They are the ones that issue the License.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: So I am a tannate at a local apartment complex and we are getting fined and asked to take down patriotic flags. Thought?

Can they do this? this is the terms of the lease

"1. No signs, notices or advertisements shall be attached to or displayed by Lessee(s) on or about said premises.

2. Nothing shall be placed or kept on the outer sill or on the outside of any window and nothing shall be thrown... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 17, 2021

File a protest, and also notify the press, the American legion and the Tennessee Civil Liberties Union.

If enough press is thrown on this, could make them back down.

Note however patriotic would be the American Flag. Signs promoting one candidate or belittling another are not in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Products Liability and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Can you sell food in Tennessee past the use thru date printed on the package

Or if there are any loopholes that would allow litigation/investigation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 21, 2020

A Tennessee attorney could answer best but your question remains open for five weeks. You might look into whether the Tennessee Department of Agriculture or U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Nashville office could offer you input. In terms of litigation, if someone became ill from spoiled... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Pawn shop sold my items during state of emergency in tennessee what can i do
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answered on May 18, 2020

You might consider filing a Civil Warrant for Conversion in General Sessions. The exact name of the Shop must be listed as Party Defendant, and you must properly serve it.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Would Sonic Drive-in be considered a place where the public congregates?

My local Sonic has no restroom for the public, and even denies access to their employee restrooms to their paying customers

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jan 8, 2020

They are not required to provide a public restroom, nor are they required to permit a private person to use an employee bathroom unless several conditions are met pursuant to TCA 68-15-303.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Can the state of Arizona put a hold on my TN DL 20+ years later?

In 1997-1998 I received a speeding ticket in Scottsdale AZ while I was attending school . I paid the ticket before graduating and moving back to my home state of CA at the time . Now 20+ years later and a resident of TN for 10+ years the state of AZ has placed a hold on my license in TN and I... View More

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answered on Jan 4, 2020

Unless you have a paid in full receipt or a certified copy of the dismissed Citation, you will have to pay AZ, and copy TN DOS with your payment. That is a cheap amount of money to reinstate a TNDL.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get the evidence the d. A has against me before my hearing without a lawyer
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answered on Sep 26, 2019

You do not state what type of hearing you have. I seriously doubt you know how to ask for discovery, which is never everything anyway. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, as it looks like you are about to make an irreversible mistake. If you are at Sessions, then you usually do not... View More

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Q: I was just denied after my hearing should I keep fighting or start over
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 23, 2019

Consult your local Legal Services Legal Aid. Usually it's worth an appeal but I'm not seeing any details and it's best you get with legal services.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Q: If I found to not be the father after two years should I still have to pay arrears and pay back the state for tanf?

I already went to court and they said I am responsible for paying back child support and tanf that the mother received but DNA proved I am not the father

Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng
answered on Dec 1, 2016

I would not agree to pay the arrears just because the child support attorney said you have to - only if the JUDGE said you have to. ( your question doesn't say exactly who it is that told you). Obviously, it seems very unfair for you to have to pay support for a child that is not yours, but... View More

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