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Q: My disability case was recently approved, although I had to agree to change the actual onset date. My attorney filed E

AN EAJA AND was paid $5422.26 on November 2015. And he has filed Fee petition now to get more money than the original agreement. Is this legal?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 20, 2016

You should discuss that with him. You have a right to object if you believe he was adequately compensated. But you need to look at his costs and expenses as well as his time.

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Q: What will happen if I file for Social Security Disability while receiving Unemployment Compensation in Arkansas?

I meet the listing for Asthma under Social Security Disability guidelines -- I've been hospitalized twice in the last year for over 24 hours, and have had multiple other attacks requiring physician intervention. I was notified the day I returned to work after the first hospitalization that I had... Read more »

Clint Curtis
Clint Curtis answered on Mar 28, 2013

Do not file as long as you are on unemployment. You will get declined and the state may prosecute you to recover the unemployment. The two are mutually exclusive. In order to collect unemployment you must swear that you are both able to work and looking for work. In order to draw disability you... Read more »

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Q: If husband dies does wife get his social security benefits?
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on Feb 19, 2012

Generally, you can claim survivorship benefits if you are over 60 years old. If you are between 50 and 60 you can claim disabled widow's benefits.

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