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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: Is it good if I checked my social security status claim online and it says ssa is reviewing to see if i still meet nonme

Nonemedical requirement for ssi? I been to my hearing allready

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

Checking the status of your Social Security claim online and seeing that the SSA is reviewing to see if you still meet the non-medical requirements for SSI is a normal part of the process. After a hearing, your case goes through various stages of review. The SSA reviewing non-medical requirements... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: Is it good if I checked my social security status claim online and it says ssa is reviewing to see if i still meet nonme

Nonemedical requirement for ssi? I been to my hearing allready

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Jan 11, 2024

It is best to wait for the Administrative Law Judge decision to make sure you are approved for SSI disability. The online information is fine as a general guide, but it is not the official decision. The decision will specify if you meet the medical requirements for disability and, if so, set out... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: My mom received a letter from disability stating that she will have a review in March 24 for working June-Nov.

The dates that SSA provided are not accurate because my mom only worked June -Sept. they also provided someone else’s information along with her letter. This makes the 2nd occurrence where social security has sent someone else’s information along with hers. Is that considered negligence or... View More

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answered on Nov 26, 2023

Receiving another person's information in a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) could potentially be a violation of privacy regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA is primarily focused on protecting personal health... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Social Security and Business Law for Alabama on
Q: I’m on disability can I run a nonprofit animal rescue without it affecting my social security?
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answered on Nov 7, 2023

If you receive Social Security disability benefits, engaging in activities like running a nonprofit can affect your benefits if it is considered "substantial gainful activity" (SGA). The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows beneficiaries to work while receiving disability benefits... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: Q: Do you have to contact and notify SSI if you opened an Able account and transferred a 529 into the Able account?

My 23 year old daughter is mentally disabled and receives SSI and I am her payee. We recently opened an ABLE account for her to transfer a 529 into since she will never be able to use the money for education. As her payee do I have to contact SSI and notify them of the account? I understand that as... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

As a representative payee for your daughter who receives SSI, it's your responsibility to report changes that might affect her benefits. While it's true that funds in an ABLE account, up to $100,000, are exempt from counting as resources for SSI purposes, it's still generally a good... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for Alabama on
Q: Can I get some sort of disability help from the state of Alabam for severe lymphodema in bothmy legs from the knee down

I have navigated my life with this condition since I was around 10 yrs old. In the past 7 years the swelling in my legs from the knee down has grown significantly. I have to push myself to the limits everyday just to get thru work. And to add to the intense pain that feel daily my left MCL is... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

Based on the circumstances you've described, you might consider the following steps in Alabama:

1. Gather comprehensive medical documentation about your condition, including reports from the doctors you mentioned, highlighting the severity and prognosis.

2. If you've been...
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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for Alabama on
Q: Can I get some sort of disability help from the state of Alabam for severe lymphodema in bothmy legs from the knee down

I have navigated my life with this condition since I was around 10 yrs old. In the past 7 years the swelling in my legs from the knee down has grown significantly. I have to push myself to the limits everyday just to get thru work. And to add to the intense pain that feel daily my left MCL is... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 23, 2023

I'm sorry for your ordeal. Consider a consult with a disability attorney. Most SSD attorneys offer free initial consults. You could search independently, through the "Find a Lawyer" tab above, or through the attorney referral sections of local and state bar associations. Those... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: I'm now 61 years old and have been married since 2011 my husband abandoned me 3 years ago we are still married .

I was getting a ss check for major depression he had a stroke and started his check disability and his check was greater than mine.I was told in Alabama that if married I had to go with the larger check. Which was his. So when he abandoned me he left me with nothing but bills. I have not... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Under Social Security rules, a spouse can be eligible for benefits based on the other spouse's record, even if they are separated but not divorced. Given that you're over 60 and remain married, you may be eligible for spousal benefits based on... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Social Security and Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: I have questions regarding liens on a property owned by someone who is on SSDI, and future property transfer to family

My mother and father are both disabled. They own their home and land. There are two liens on their property. Can they still transfer ownership of the property to me? (I am also disabled) Will the liens apply to me in anyway? Will I have to pay them? Could I lose the property? It is my current... View More

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

The transfer of the property to you may trigger the liens if they are attached to the property itself. Whether you would be personally responsible for the liens would depend on various factors, including the nature of the liens and state laws. Consult with an attorney experienced in real estate and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Social Security and Identity Theft for Alabama on
Q: My mom has been using my SSN, my sister's SSN, My dad's SSN (Ex husband) to take out loans, use for energy bills.

I'm 21 years old an my sister is 28 an so forth. For months now we been having issues with our mom who we don't talk to since she's unstable. I have proof she's been using our SSN to even give her undocumented boyfriend a job also plus she put me $1k in debt for her bills. I... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

The first step is to gather all relevant evidence and consider filing a police report to initiate a criminal investigation. For civil remedies, you may wish to consult with an attorney experienced in identity theft cases to initiate a lawsuit for damages and to assist in the recovery of the money... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Alabama on
Q: My mother in law is 53, disabled, has no income, and was told that she doesn't qualify for Medicaid or disability.

She was told it is due to her having land in her name that her mother left her. Is there any truth to this or any way around it? She currently has no insurance coverage and no way to get any.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2023

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Your mother could consider trying to arrange a free initial consult with a social security disability attorney (among other types of attorneys, based on your selected categories). There is a section here for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for Alabama on
Q: Even though I'm on Medicaid am I susceptible to Alabama state tax garnish
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Being on Medicaid indicates that you are receiving assistance based on financial need, health status, or both. However, your status as a Medicaid recipient does not automatically exempt you from state tax obligations or potential garnishment actions in Alabama. If you owe state taxes, the Alabama... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Social Security for Alabama on
Q: has there been any cases in Florida that a 15-year sentence been overturned in appeal on a state level
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answered on Nov 7, 2023

Each case is unique, with appeals typically based on procedural errors, incorrect application of the law, or new evidence. The success of an appeal depends on the specific facts and legal issues involved. You can research case law or consult with an attorney who has experience in criminal appeals... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: My nephew is paralyzed from a stroke - no assets or insurance. Can an attorney expedite SSD and Medicare benefits?

He is 50 with a 15 year old. Has not been employed for a couple of years. Brook wood is trying to move him as soon as they can find a facility that will take him without insurance, may even be out of state. He is not getting the physical therapy he needs.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on May 17, 2021

The short answer is yes. An attorney can gather the medical evidence and send it all in at the start. I have seen this happen with a paralyzed client in the past. If you have clear evidence, it can go very quickly. Mine took less than a month. I am not taking clients, but I am sure you can find a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: Do adult dependents qualify for parent's social security when the parent retires?
Emmett B. Irwin
Emmett B. Irwin
answered on Jun 18, 2020

Possibly, but I am only aware of Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits - if the adult dependent has been disabled since prior to age 22, then the adult dependent can get SSA benefits from the parent's work record. But only if the parent is deceased, disabled, or is collecting SSA retirement benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for Alabama on
Q: Can you file for unemployment if your SSDI is ending?

I know the 2 things are basically opposite things but.

My SSDI ends next month.

I will have no income at that point.

While I'm probably technically not disabled anymore. I am immunocompromised which was a main factor in my SSDI decision originally. Now with coronavirus,... View More

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

Yes, it is possible to claim both SSDI and unemployment insurance. That being said, qualifications for each of these two programs differ greatly. Social Security disability benefits provide financial support to those who are unable to work. Unemployment provides temporary payments to those who lost... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Bankruptcy for Alabama on
Q: I got denied disability and need a financial aid lawyer to help with my appeal
Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
answered on Sep 30, 2019

You should search for legal aid in Alabama, and see what is available close to you. If you don't qualify, keep in mind that most attorneys will only charge you if successful in finding you disabled.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: How can I file for a Birth certificate and Social Security number?

I was born at home and never got a birth certificate or social security number, I was wondering how I could get it?

Because I am pregnant and can’t get Medicaid without it

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 1, 2019

Start with the birth certificate. It would help if you can get any records of your first hospitalization, first medical care, even a baptismal certificate. Then you contact the office in Alabama that handles birth certificates. They hopefully have guidance. Go to the Social Security office. They... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Alabama on
Q: The father of my child draws disability and I'm a stay at home mother. Can our daughter get a check? We are not married.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
answered on Nov 3, 2017

Possibly. You should apply for benefits at with Social Security

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