I contacted 2 regular Disability attorneys, but was turned away as they don't handle these sort of cases. I live in the Chicagoland area and need to find someone who can at least answer some questions. It appears that my Rep Payee was NOT set up properly in Social Security's computer... View More
In cases of misappropriation of SSDI funds by a representative payee, you may want to consult with attorneys who have experience in elder law or those who handle financial exploitation. A legal professional with a background in fiduciary litigation or social security law could also be appropriate...View More
Life insurance proceeds typically do not count as income for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) purposes. However, if the proceeds are not spent within the month of receipt, they could be considered a resource and affect your SSI eligibility if your total resources exceed the allowable limit. It...View More
It is great that you are looking for alternatives for savings that will not affect your SSI payments. A primary consideration is whether the alternative would be a countable resource or not. A CD is usually countable except when the terms of a timed deposit will prohibit early withdrawal...View More
The short answer is: Yes. Go ahead and form the LLC. Let it sit until you are ready to make use of it. Unless there is something you have not disclosed, I don't see how forming a LLC will affect your benefits. However, once income starts flowing through your LLC, it may or may not affect...View More
It's a collection agency who is taking me to court tomorrow via a zoom call. I've not been able to pay on it due to everything going up in price and I live on a very low income and am behind on my water bill and several other bills. I was behind on rent until just recently, over a year... View More
Your inability to pay does not stop the entry of judgment. If there is already a judgment and you are up on a post judgment citation or garnishment, you should read and be aware of the exemption provisions of the post judgment code of civil procedure. Specifically, 735 ILCS5/2-1402 states at (b)(1)...View More
Close an account with a parent after passing away received a check I did not cashed it. Not sure how to handle the cashing of the check. Did not know how to talk to SSI about the inheritance down the line whether or not to report it or do I need to.
There are 2 forms of SSI. One is based on your past work. The other is based solely on need. THe need based will be affected by money you have, no matter the source. The one based on past work does not care how much money you have.
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...View More
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... View More
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),...View More
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... View More
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...View More
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... View More
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....View More
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...View More
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... View More
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...View More
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... View More
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?
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