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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Social Security for California on

Q: I need to know if I can get a job but I'm fairly certain I can i have a brain tumor and i have some cognitive issues

I'm also a victim of abuse for about 80%of my life my niece also got sexual with me over texting there were pictures she sent me without my consent

Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 16, 2019

need more info.

not sure what you are asking.

whether you can get a job is not a legal question.

if you are a victim of anything you may want to talk to a PI lawyer. They usually offer a free consultation.

they will probably suggest you talk to the police.

Q: I live in CA. I am not represented. What would be the appropriate DWC forms to address the following?

* FORMS TO FILE PROTECTIVE ORDERS

* SEAL MEDICAL RECORDS

* FORMS TO FILE OBJECTIONS

* FORMS TO FILE SANCTIONS

* INFORMATION ON SUSPENSION OF DEPOSITIONS

* FORMS TO MAKE A REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR MILAGE, EXPENSES, TTD OR PAST DUE WAGES & JOB DISPLACEMENT... Read more »

William John Light answered on Jul 8, 2019

Get a workers comp attorney for your case, or pay for a full consultation on how to address the issues you raise. This forum is not for detailed, free advice on how to litigate your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Social Security for California on

Q: I receive SSI. Have I committed fraud by not timely reporting a change timely?

I receive SSI (Social Security Supplemental Security Income.). I failed to report a change in a timely manner and as a result was overpaid. I did eventually report it. Just not in a timely manner. Is is problematic whether the over payment would have been discovered, expect for my bringing to the... Read more »

Marc David Pelta answered on Jul 7, 2019

More information is needed for me to correctly answer your (good) question.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on

Q: can social security have you thrown in jail for overpaying you 10s of thousands of dollars

Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on Jun 18, 2019

This depends whether or not there is fraud on your part. Usually, Social Security just declares an overpayment and asks you to pay it back.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Internet Law and Social Security for California on

Q: I was a victim of a Social Security scam. I withdrew 25K in cash and deposited it via bitcoin. Can I get my funds back?

Someone called me pretending to be a Social Security officer and claimed that my SSN was linked to drug trafficking, money laundering, and that there was a warrant out for my arrest. He had an accomplice that spoofed his caller ID to make it look as though he was calling from my local Department.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 10, 2019

Probably not. Thousands of gullible Americans fall prey to "get rich quick" scams like this every day of the week. If you have the name or any other information about who any of these scammers are--or the names of the banks involved--there are experienced lawyers who can try to trace the scammers... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Social Security for California on

Q: Me my family has been Harass in social media. This person have used our family photos and have created his FB account

and he have commented with bad filthy comments on me and my wife. And he have used my family photos. I have 3 minor children and worried this person will do something bad to me and my family image. I need help or advice to stop this person miss using my family photos in Social Media in unethically... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2019

See if you can get screen shots of each item, then talk to the police about a harassment charge.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Social Security for California on

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

I'm HIV positive, since August of 2013

Mental illness for Bipolar disorder, Manic depression, severe anxiety, insomnia since 2008 and lower back pain since 2010 do to a accident. What should I do? I applied and was denied, and I have the paperwork for my denial claim bit I didn't know... Read more »

William John Light answered on Mar 15, 2019

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gaming and Social Security for California on

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

Hit poker jackpot for $1300. I am underage and used fake id with all my real information to claim jackpot money. Used my real ssn on w2g form. Will I get caught that I’m underage? Can they tell I’m underage with my ssn? What should I do next.

Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 27, 2018

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

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for California on

Q: can i file for ssi

In 1991 i entered united states coast guard,,in feb of that year! 2/1/2 months later was general discharged due to personality disorder!! Since then i have developed social withdrawal have become a recluse homeless , been traumatized over n over with the hideous deaths of my mother,,and three... Read more »

William John Light answered on Jul 1, 2018

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Social Security for California on

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

If I receive an inheritance from my Father passing will that disqualifie me ?

Richard Samuel Price answered on Jun 23, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Social Security for California on

Q: Is using a random SSN illegal?

I was wondering if using a random SSN illegal. I read a couple articles and it said that using a random SSN is not illegal but you have to use your real name. A couple months later, I saw another article and it said that a man was charged for using someone elses SSN. Which one is correct?

William John Light answered on Jun 18, 2018

It could constitute mail fraud, wire fraud, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on

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

I was denied SS a few years ago in Texas. I have since moved to California and am receiving better healthcare treatment than in Tx. I have confirmed my diagnosises by my new doctor. With that, I want to appeal my denial asap.

Katherine Audrianna Roe answered on Mar 18, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on

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

My Spouse Was A Hard Alcoholic, Hes 30 Years Old, Had Seizure And A Little Liver Problems. He's Also Dealing With Depression And Anxiety. He Takes Seroquel For His Mental Issues. Just Wanting To Know If He Qualifys For Social Security Benefits?

Katherine Audrianna Roe answered on Mar 15, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on

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

has appeal every time he was denied

Katherine Audrianna Roe answered on Mar 15, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Elder Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California on

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

My uncle is using his checks for personal use. I want to take him under my care but I am unable because they will not release information regarding his heath insurance or disability. I am his next of Kin, what steps can I take action in he is currently 6 hours away.

Priscilla Ann Madrid answered on Jan 4, 2018

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... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for California on

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

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

qualify for.....you haven't said, so we can't help you.

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

Over the years I have also received aid from the county. I went to court years ago over this and I don't owe the money. The father never asked for or wanted $ thru the county. I have also gotten married and had a son who is now 18. My husband is now disabled and we are broke and homeless. My mother... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 23, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on

Q: I was denied survivors benefits.

My wife passed away in 04,she was collecting social security at the time.I applied for survivors benefits and was denied.Aren'I entitled to at least a portion of what she paid into for 30 years? That was her hard earned money and for the government to keep it.Please advise,I am a retired government... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on May 23, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Probate and Social Security for California on

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

My husband is over his step dad estate an account set up in a bank that still in probate however ssa found it and they stopped by benefits meantime I want a divorce immediately

Richard Samuel Price answered on May 3, 2017

I don't understand your facts or your question. I suggest that you contact an attorney for a full consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Probate and Social Security for California on

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

My husband is over his step dad estate an account set up in a bank that still in probate however ssa found it and they stopped by benefits meantime I want a divorce immediately

Ray Choudhry answered on May 2, 2017

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.

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