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Q: What type of lawyer deals with the Treasury Direct Account process

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Illinois on

Q: Workman's Comp carrier went out of business during my case , would going for Disability be a real problem ?

Halfway through my workman's compensation case the insurance company Ullico Casuality went out of business , The guaranty fund was no help , I am still having problems from my injury is going for social security disability an option for me ?

Charles Candiano answered on Mar 29, 2017

Hire an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney. I do not understand what you mean when you say "the Guaranty Fund was no help." The Fund has an obligation to defend any claims pending with an insurer that folds. The appropriate Motion before the IWCC will bring them to the table. You just... Read more »

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Q: I'm 16 and my guardian is my payee for social security but she has been stealing the money. What do i have to do to sue

Cheryl Powell answered on Feb 2, 2017

You need to file a petition in court, have a guardian ad litem appointed for you or have another adult to sue on your behalf.

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Q: Letter from Social Security on Overpayment

I received a notice dated 1st Nov 2016 from Social Security Administration, for returning over payment made. I accept the notice and agreeing to return the money. However notice/letter says 30 days time whereas the payment stub that came with notice says due date as 15th Feb 2017. Which date... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 29, 2016

Withour reading can't tell you.

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