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Q: how do i find most successful Indiana law firm that will help me with my disability appeal?

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2019

If you are indigent call legal aid/legal services. Your energy should go into your medical proof---I'm willing to bet you have looked not at the medical evidence but on what you think the medical evidence says.

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Q: what does waiting on ALJ for draft instructions mean

Betsy Walits answered on Apr 18, 2019

I don’t know where you are getting the language from but the ALJ is the Administrative Law Judge. So it’s in the pipeline waiting for the Judge to write something,

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Q: I was told I couldnt view my exhibit file for my ssdi claim since my case was pending. Is this correct?

Betsy Walits answered on Oct 12, 2018

If self represented, you’ll get a CD before your hearing. If represented, your Atty should be able to view the file at any time. SSA controls when people can/cannot view their file.

Q: I need help with filing my appeal for my disability with my social security redetermination.

I was approved by the SSA to be a disabled person in 2014. It was for depression and arthritis. I recently had to go for a redetermination and then was found to be not disabled and then was told that I was found disabled due to mood disorder and anxiety disorder and then that was never the reason... Read more »

Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

Call the Indiana BAR Association at (317) 639-5465. They'll be able to refer you to someone who handles SSI Claims.

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Q: My husband passed away and now my kids are getting survivor benefits can they garnish their benefits

He owed back child support to his other kids

Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on May 12, 2017

The answer should be no. The benefits your children are receiving are for themselves. They're not some sort of inheritance from your husband's estate that the state can lay claim to.

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Q: Someone called my college impersonating me to get tax forms using my social security number, and changed my address

Paul Stanko answered on Feb 4, 2017

Unless you have a suspect, calling the police may be futile. Ask your college security or police department to investigate, and contact one of the three major credit agencies to put out a fraud alert.

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Q: I was in a car wreck a year ago I suffered a dislocated hip and my pelvic bone was broke in 3 places and a stretched,

Siatic nerve and recently went to neurologist and he said that over half of my nerves wasn't working also I have drop foot and very little movement in my foot it hurts to walk and to try and lift anything. Would I qualify for disability?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 18, 2016

Likely but your doctors have to say that you can't do anything else. You may have wage loss benefits through the car wreck, and depending on how it happened you may have other claims and if you haven't already should talk to a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice--we give free consultations so you... Read more »

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Q: do I need a disability attorney?

I have lung cancer

Jonathan Alexander Heeps answered on Dec 21, 2014

Sorry to hear about your condition. If you are referring to Social Security Disability Benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits you do not technically need an attorney. However, hiring an attorney is highly recommended. Social Security attorneys collect contingent fees when they win your... Read more »

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Q: If you are approved for state disability medicaid in indiana can it help your disability claim with ssdi?

Jake Causing Santos answered on Jun 4, 2012

I practice in NJ so I am not familiar with Indiana's regulations but the general rule for Social Security is they are not bound by disability determinations made by other government agencies. However, I have in the past used other government disability determinations as additional evidence to... Read more »

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Q: Where can i find cases involving soc sec survivor's benefits approved when short 1 credit? i cannot find anything

Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

Try the CCH Socila Security Reporter.

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Q: I reside in Indiana. I was my husband's second wife. He passed away. We were married for 30 years and I am 60 years

I am 60 years old. Am I eligible for his social security benefits and pension.

Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 16, 2011

You are entitled to social security benefits. You would have to contact the adminstrator of the pension to detemine whether you are entitled to any benefits.

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