California Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: I retired at 65 (7/18) My ex (46) wants to impute my wages and impose a work search order to an amount I've never made.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Social Security for California on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Andy Cook's answer
A spousal support payor may not be forced to keep working beyond the age of 65 just to be able to keep paying spousal support. It is error to impute income to the payor after the age of 65 as to W-2 earnings or self-employment earnings. The court may only look at what you are actually receiving, such as retirement, social security, etc.

Q: Good morning, my name is Wayne, and I'm trying to get on social security disability because of a few illnesses

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
William John Light's answer
You will need to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney about your specific case. Justia is for a general response, a starting off point. You are well beyond that. A simple internet search for SSDI attorneys near you will get you the contact information of attorneys than can advise you.

Q: Will they find out I’m underage by matching my real ssn to my fake California ID?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gaming and Social Security for California on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

it would be speculation on my part since i handle DUI and Accidents.

maybe contact a local lawyer that deals with this issue.

your appearance would be more of a tip off than SSN

Q: can i file for ssi

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
William John Light's answer
You may not need a lawyer. You can file an application online. https://secure.ssa.gov/iClaim/dib

You can also schedule an appointment with a local Social Security office to file an application. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday or contact your local Social Security office. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/ssi/

Q: I’m on SS disability. I qualify now for a zero co pay on of of my medications.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jun 23, 2018
Richard Samuel Price's answer
Generally, if you receive SSI, then you cannot have more than $2,000 of countable assets. So yes, ordinarily an inheritance would disqualify you for SSI... and Medi-Cal. It may be possible for the executor of your father's estate to create a special needs trust for you. Contact an attorney for a full consultation.

Q: Is using a random SSN illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
William John Light's answer
It could constitute mail fraud, wire fraud, etc.

Q: If I was denied SS a few years back, should I appeal or start over since it's been so long?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
Katherine Audrianna Roe's answer
If you received a denial a few years ago you will need to reapply for Social Security Disability benefits. The deadline to appeal a decision is 60 days (plus 5 for mailing) from the date on your denial letter. In certain circumstances you can re-open a prior claim, but most often it must be done within 12 months of the prior denial. There are limited circumstances when you can reopen a claim that is more than a year old. This is difficult.

To reopen your prior claim, you still have to...

Q: Would My Spouse Be Qualified For Ssi For Being An Alcoholic At The Age 30?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
Katherine Audrianna Roe's answer
If your husband is unable to work due to his mental conditions (depression and anxiety) he should apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Social Security considers you to be disabled if 1) You cannot do work that you did before; 2) You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s) - meaning you can't do any other jobs even if it's not a job you have done in the past; and 3) Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in...

Q: My son is a retired Marine who sustained injury in Iraq been denied three time for Social Security disability benefit

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
Katherine Audrianna Roe's answer
Your son should continue to appeal the denial. It's very common for claimants, including disabled veterans to be denied at the initial application and reconsideration levels. Your son's best chance for approval will likely be at the Administrative Hearing Level. I recommend that he contact a Social Security Disability attorney local to his area. A good attorney will help him gather the relevant medical documents and obtain statements from his doctors to submit to Social Security. An attorney...

Q: If my father is under the care of his brother who is not using his disability check correctly

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Elder Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018
Priscilla Ann Madrid's answer
If you feel that your father is being financially abused by his brother the first step would be to file a report with adult protective services in your area. You may also want to file a petition for appointment of yourself as conservator of the person and estate of your father. Consult with an attorney in your area to determine whether this is a viable option. You can find out more about conservatorships on your local superior court website. Many courts offer conservatorship workshops for...

Q: i have oab or overactive bladder disorder, and terrible lower back pain do i qualify

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for California on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
qualify for.....you haven't said, so we can't help you.

Q: My ex received welfare and I lived with him at the time. Social Services filed a case against me to be reimbursed.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits, Social Security and Family Law for California on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You need to file a claim with the California franchise tax board to receive your money back. Gather your evidence together to show that you were not receiving public aid at the time and that any income you had was your own, and that is what you were using to support yourself. If you were married at the time, however, California community property law provides that any debt incurred during the marriage is jointly owned by both husband and wife. So if your husband sought and received welfare...

Q: I was denied survivors benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on May 23, 2017
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You are entitled to survivors benefits if your spouse or ex has died. You all need a copy of your spouses death certificate, your marriage certificate, social Security numbers for you and your spouse.

I can't understand why you would possibly be denied survivors benefits unless you could not produce the required documentation to establish your entitlement. The Social Security administration recommends that you apply for survivors benefits promptly after the death of your spouse....

Q: How can I stop saying from stopping my SSI benefits because​ my husband is over his step dad's estate

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Probate and Social Security for California on
Answered on May 3, 2017
Richard Samuel Price's answer
I don't understand your facts or your question. I suggest that you contact an attorney for a full consultation.

Q: How can I stop saying from stopping my SSI benefits because​ my husband is over his step dad's estate

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Probate and Social Security for California on
Answered on May 2, 2017
Ray Choudhry's answer
SSA has income and asset guidelines for SSI.

They take into account household income and assets.

If you think they are wrong, you have a right to appeal.

To get a divorce you need to see a divorce lawyer.

Q: Workers Comp Injury surgery in 2005, need second surgery, repetitive injury is it possible to file for social security ?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Workers' Compensation for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2017
Nancy J. Wallace's answer
you may always file for Social Security Disability benefits, just keep in mind most are denied in the first application AND you need CURRENT Medical Evidence (not your observations, a medical doctor's written observations and diagnosis) to succeed in the Social Security Disability application process. IF YOU SETTLED YOUR WORKERS COMP claim by way of "Stipulations With Request For Award" and paragraph 4 noted there "IS" need for further treatment, then you need to pick a physician from the...

Q: What does ssi offer for someone that receives a lump sum so they don't loose there ssi benefits?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for California on
Answered on Mar 9, 2017
Ruben Montoya's answer
Cannot really understand your question. If you are asking what does Social Security Indemnity offer for someone that receives a WC lump sum settlement the answer is nothing. If you want to know how to not lose SSI benefits when receiving a lump sum the answer is the hartman formula which based on the facts can help mitigate the loss of SSI benefits. BUT the BEST ANSWER WOULD BE TO GET AN ATTORNEY. Good Luck!

Q: Are social security benefits protected from creditors?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 2, 2017
Peter Anthony Bohan's answer
SSDI/SSI benefits are generally protected from creditors. There are some exceptions such as money owed to federal government (unpaid taxes) or child support owed.

Here is a link to another response addressing Social Security funds and protection they have from creditors if direct deposit into your bank account:

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/protections-social-security-funds-bank-accounts.html#

Q: Can Social Security withhold the formula and the calculations to offset and used to calculate my benifits

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 2, 2017
Peter Anthony Bohan's answer
If you are referring to how your Social Security retirement and disability amount is calculated, you can enroll online at:

https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/

You will be able to see a detailed earnings record and description of how the benefit is calculated and if you disagree with it you have the opportunity to contact SSA to notify them of any errors that you may find in the earnings record. It is a good place to start for more information on that.

Q: I'm 37 years .disable .I receive SSA benefits but it is not enough for me and family. how much I can make a if I work

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Social Security for California on
Answered on Feb 13, 2017
Nancy J. Wallace's answer
All the earnings questions are answered nicely by the Social Security Administration at https://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/rtea.html .

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