Second time applying, advocate disappeared during initial claim filed in 2014, represented myself at hearing, was denied. Discouraged because referred lawyer was patronizing. No income since 2018. I suffer from. Chronic concussion syndrome, sub-clinical hyperthyroidism, ptsd, and several other... Read more »
You haven't really provided sufficient information to enable an intelligent response. For example, you have not indicated what kind of disability benefits you are seeking, whether it is Social Security disability, Worker's Compensation benefits, or something else. And if you are seeking...Read more »
Social Security uses a state agency to make medical determinations at the initial and reconsideration stages. The agency is usually called Disability Determination Services, or something similar. This is often the same agency that makes the medical determinations for Medicaid.
My late uncle was awarded my great uncles retirement benefits and now his wife has my great uncles retirement benefits and we want to keep it in the family and she will not return it to is rightful lineage.
I've had submitted an on-line application for SSDI, but it was declined because I "have not worked long enough under SS". Even though my SS statement says that I have 40 work credits necessary for benefits, they apparently looked only at the last 10 years of taxable income.... Read more »
To be eligible for SSDI disability benefits, you must meet BOTH a recent work test and a duration work test. The number of credits necessary to meet the recent work test depends on your age. In general, the rules are as follows:
Before age 24 - You may qualify if you have 6 credits earned...Read more »
Hello I have 2 weeks without working and i work in construction and when I don't work due to anxiety I don't get benefits. I have 2 kids and my wife and I dont know what to do with this anxiety that doesn't let me work due to panic attacks. It all started almost 4 years ago when my... Read more »
You may be eligible for State Disability Insurance (SDI) from the California Employment Development Department (EDD) if you apply within 49 days of the date you were last able to work. It will pay a percentage of your salary for up to 12 months. You will have to initiate this...Read more »
How his assets and debts are handled depend on the state law where he lived. You need to speak to an estate planning attorney to know what you may be responsible for in terms of his debts and whether you or your daughter would be entitled to any inheritance. These issues are not related to social...Read more »
We married in 1998 separated in 2001 but never finalized the divorce. Word is our daughter is going to ask me to sign over his SSI, is this something that I need to get a lawyer for? Can his family require me to do so? Wouldn’t our daughter qualify for the Child SSI? Or is his SSI held because of... Read more »
There is no such thing as "signing over" SSI. If your husband was receiving Social Security disability or retirement benefits, those stopped with his death. If your adult daughter has been receiving benefits from his earnings record because she is disabled, those can continue. But no one...Read more »
She has epilepsy and is developmentally delayed due to brain abnormality. I get paid through In Home Support Services for her full time care. Since she will never be able to work as an adult, can she still get disability benefits?
A dog who is a trained service animal is permitted access under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Examples of service animal work include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a...Read more »
My ex husband was the payee for my social security disability as well as additional benefits for our child. When we divorced I discovered he had spent $25,000.00 in back pay for personal debts, gave his mom $7,000 he owed in back rent from when I was not living with him plus jewelry and other gifts... Read more »
There may be a local law school with a clinic for disability benefits so you could call around and ask. If you are concerned about not having money to pay a lawyer you don’t need to worry about that. You don’t pay up front and the attorney only gets paid a percentage of your back benefits if...Read more »
If you have applied for SSI and have an upcoming hearing with a Social Security ALJ for that claim you are not a defendant. Typically in Social Security hearings you are not required to have an attorney. That being said I would strongly encourage you not to represent yourself. There are a lot of...Read more »
You will need to talk to the clerk of court where her aunt resided about the process. It will depend on whether or not her aunt left a will naming an executor. Your wife could also speak with an attorney that handles probate cases. Most attorneys who do estate planning (wills and trusts) will know...Read more »
It is not clear what “further taxation” concerns you. Is it income tax? Estate tax? Real property taxes? Something else? It could be that you yourself do not understand the taxation of SSDI benefits. You should consult with a tax advisor about that. Most likely you will not need any kind of...Read more »
Credits are earned when you work and pay Social Security taxes on the income. This is different than paying income tax. You should speak with a CPA or tax professional about making sure that you pay the tax. Those people are often trying to keep your tax bill as low as possible. You may not be...Read more »
My question is then there is only one medical approval for either SSI OR SSDI WHEN I first applied and I was only given SSI BUT a few months later IRS AMENDED MY EARNINGS AND then I qualified for SSDI SO I don’t have to redo another medical review by DDS A SECOND TIME OR JUST A REOPENING because... Read more »
Social Security may review your disability status every year or so to make sure that you are still "disabled" under their rules. They generally do this by reviewing your medical records. If they see anything alarming in your medical records which may indicate...Read more »
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