Yes, you can still seek legal representation even if your disability application process is nearing completion. An attorney can provide valuable assistance in ensuring that your case is handled appropriately and that you receive the benefits you are entitled to. It's not uncommon for...View More
Yes, you have a right to be represented and you can hire a lawyer to represent you at any point of the disability process. Here is general information from Social Security at https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10075.pdf.
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Per the Code of Federal Regulations § 404.1595 they will give notice within reasonable time from the suspension, 10 days (I think) unless one of the three items mentioned in part (d) had happened, which they did not.
According to the Code of Federal Regulations § 404.1595, the Social Security Administration is required to give notice to an individual prior to suspending their benefits. The notice must be given within a reasonable time prior to the suspension, typically at least 30 days in advance, unless...View More
I'm 44 years old and I'm currently on SSD for the past 6 years. Does SSDI convert automatically to SS retirement ? Does the amount stay the same ? I started working when I was 26 years old. Got disabled at age 36.
It may be possible to receive funds to care for your granddaughter. One issue that may come up is your relationship with her. Are you now her legal guardians? The Social Security Administration (SSA) may require proof of this relationship.
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Call the police. Tell them you want to peacefully enter the home and collect your belongings. They can meet you at the house at a specific time. It should probably be a time when someone is at home. While moving your stuff out, tell the police that your mom has your SS card and that you want it....View More
She is at an almost vegetative state. I am her POA for medical and wanted to see about SSD. She has filed in the past but was denied. With her current condition, can I apply for SSD for her via a lawyer?
Just wondering what form I will fill out if I filed this appeal? I have been denied originally, had went to the court hearing in front of the judge in which I received a partial favorable decision but would like to appeal that decision. I’m not for sure what form I would use on this and is it... View More
If you are appealing a decision made by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), you must request review by the Appeals Council (AC) within 60 days after you receive the notice of the ALJ decision. The notice letter you received from Social Security should have information about filing an appeal. For...View More
They were married for 13 years but together for only six years. She abandoned him and their two sons (now ages 35 and 37). We have been married for 19 years but together for 26 years and we have a daughter age 17. His ex-wife never paid one dollar of the child support decreed by the court. My... View More
This depends on the exact wording of the divorce decree. You can not go back and try to change that. Your husband's social security will not be affected. Your husband may be able to pursue her for the back child support-depending on how far back it goes. He should get a lawyer to review this...View More
If you are an adult (age 18), you can get a protection order based on these facts. If you are a minor, your mother can get a protection order for her and you. You or your mother should get a lawyer to help you with this.
This is a questions probably better suited for either the SS administration or a social security attorney. That being said, my understanding is that if you have been married for a certain amount of time and have paid into SS for 40 quarters on your own, you can elect to either draw SS based on...View More
This a complex question that cannot be answered completely on Justia. It is recommended that you make an office visit at your local Social Security Office (expect a wait--reserve a time if possible) or contact a social security/estate planning attorney. To answer your basic questions, it is...View More
This can be done at your local Social Security office or potentially online at social at SSA.gov . Note, if you have an impairment that prevents you from making decisions without assistance, there will be additional steps (but you can still remove a payee).
I've applied for SSD back in November 2015 for a congenital heart defect and mental illness, I have an appointment with a psychologist coming up soon that was scheduled by SS I'm wondering what I should going into that appointment with they told me I wouldn't need anything but I know... View More
The best advice is to be honest. Since the Justia Q&A is not privileged (because no attorney client relationship exists), coaching cannot be provided. I recommend that you bring all relevant medical and SSD documents with you - you probably won't need them, but you never know...
Wow, over a year! No hearing wait time lasts for over a year... Yes, you can fire your lawyer. This can be done by calling or mailing a letter to your lawyer stating that you are no longer interested in their representation. Make sure to request all your client files (you cannot be charged). You...View More
If your mother receives Social Security Disability, then she is already receiving the maximum amount of her benefits and she will receive no more benefits when she reaches retirement age.
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