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Q: I filed for disability in 2009, I am on my 4th appeal, how do they determine back pay, I live in Illinois
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Mar 15, 2021

Backpay is determined based on the date of your application and the date that Social Security ultimately determines to be the date you became disabled (onset date). For SSI benefits, the backpay goes back to the date of onset, but no earlier than the month following the month you applied. For SSDI... Read more »

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Q: I'm owed back pay in child support for my now autistic adult son. Will this interfere with him collecting ssi?

Father was underpaying me while my son was in high school and the transition house. He aged out last year. We have been in court for 5 years trying to collect the right amount of support. We go back to court to finalize underpayment and my son was approved for ssi. However, because the monies was... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Feb 9, 2021

Social Security counter child support as unearned income for purposes of calculating the child's SSI benefits. However, Social Security does not always count the entire child support payment as unearned income. If a child support recipient is younger than 18 (or 22, if she is still in school),... Read more »

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Q: Do I qualify for social security

Hi I am a 44 year old woman who worked at Walmart 26 years hard labor. At the moment I have severe arthritis in my right hip pending hip replacement as well as arthritis in my left hip and both knees and thumbs. I have been off since last April due to my job not allowing me to work with... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 20, 2021

There are at least 2 programs you need to look at. Walmart Employee Disability and Social Security Disability. I don't know for sure, but I would be very surprised if Walmart had no employee disability insurance. You will need to talk to Walmart Human Resources to learn more. As for Social... Read more »

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Q: If I go homeless will I lose my social security benefits?

Society right now isn't the best. I've applied for low income apartments but all 6 months to a 1 year wait. I'm currently living with a relative that has no job. I'm not for sure how much longer I can stay with them or if will be homeless in coming month or two. Applied for SSI... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Aug 13, 2020

If you are facing homelessness and have filed for SSI, you should contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 right away to let them know of your dire financial need. Social Security can identify your SSI case as a critical case and expedite processing and adjudication of your case.... Read more »

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Q: Will I receive anything if disabled parent dies after I'm over 19 that collected social security disability

Meaning he died when I was 24

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on May 8, 2020

Social Security provides monthly survivor benefits to certain eligible family members, including an unmarried child of the deceased who is younger than age 18, or up to age 19 for a full-time student in an elementary or secondary school, or if the child is age 18 or older with a disability that... Read more »

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Q: Court order to stop child support payments as of July 2019 child support didn't tell social security until October 2019

Child support payments has been taken from my benefits since September of 2019

Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson answered on Oct 29, 2019

You may be entitled to a reimbursement from the other parent or a credit against other expenses you may owe or even college expenses.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: What type of lawyer deals with the Treasury Direct Account process
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Dec 23, 2018

If this has to do with social security direct deposits, a social security attorney might be the one to contact.

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Q: Is it possible to renew SSN NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT?

My friend been issued SSN NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT back in 2011. She lost the card and does not remember the number. Now she is coming back to country ( as a tourist ) but still would like to retrieve number and card as its been assigned once for life. Please help with procedure how to renew the... Read more »

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Nov 2, 2018

Generally this card (not valid for employment) is usually issued to students/immigrant visa holders since they cannot directly use this card to work freely in the United States without obeying the visa constraints.

If the status of the card has not changed, i.e., still a student, it is...
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Q: Will I have a better chance in being approved for SSI benefits if my condition has worsened and Ive had surgery since.

I was previously denied for SSI benefits, my lawyer then appealed the decision, and prior to the completion of the appeal process my lawyer had dropped my case because he was moving out of state and Im assuming since I didnt take action from there on that my case was denied. Since then , about 3... Read more »

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Jul 31, 2018

Doesn't cost a nickel to apply.

So why not.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: husband filed before 9th anniv. & divorce is final after 10 year, will I be able to get his social security benefits?
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on May 31, 2018

As long as you are not divorced before your tenth anniversary you should be okay under the law as it currently exists. Have your attorney check for changes in the law, however, to be sure.

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Q: What's the harshest penalty possible for social security disability fraud?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Mar 30, 2018

They can put you in jail and make you pay it back.

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Q: Are there any circumstances where you can access Social Security before the minimum age limit?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Dec 29, 2017

Most commonly if you are disabled.

There may be benefits for older adults with young children.

Costs nothing to call Social Security direct.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Family Law and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: My disabled husband who pays his child support out of his disability has been arrested. What can we do about this?

The sheriff's department says that he has a $1,400 warrant for failure to pay child support. All of his children get a portion of his social security allowance, though. What do we have to do to get him out of jail?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 7, 2017

Start by talking to child support enforcement. If he has a fixed income, seems the child support should have been adjusted. Something missing here.

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Q: What happens to my social security if I file for bankruptcy?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Sep 8, 2017

It is exempt, so no change.

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Q: I'm not 65 - can i still get benefits for disability?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Aug 18, 2017

If you are disabled, you can get disability at any age.

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Q: I have just returned from working abroad - does any of that work qualify for social security?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Jul 20, 2017

Did they withhold social security and medicare.

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Q: How do I file a case against social security
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on May 26, 2017

Depends on the reason.

You may mean file case with Social Security.

If, so, you can do it at a Social Security Office or, in some cases, online.

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Q: Can I receive my fathers social security benefits if he passed
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on May 22, 2017

No. His benefits were his.

Minor and disabled children may qualify.

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Q: Can a 16 year old work while they get a Social Security check each month?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on May 13, 2017

Depends on why they are getting social security checks.

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Q: If your cost of living goes up can you change your SSDI benefits?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on May 5, 2017

No.

But every year Social Security adjusts benefits to add a cost of living increase.

To your basic question, no you can't move to New York City and ask for higher benefits because your cost of living went up.

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