Indiana Social Security Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Betsy Walits' answer
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Legal Malpractice and Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Chase T Wilson's answer
Call the Indiana BAR Association at (317) 639-5465. They'll be able to refer you to someone who handles SSI Claims.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on May 12, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Tax Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
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.

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,

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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 can have detailed answers. Certainly begin by getting he paperwork from your local Social Security office. If your wreck was caused by a drunk driver you may be able to get medical bills paid by the...

Q: do I need a disability attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 21, 2014
Jonathan Alexander Heeps' answer
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 case. Those fees are regulated by the Social Security Administration they are capped at 25% or $6,000 (which ever is less) from your past due benefits.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Jun 4, 2012
Jake Causing Santos' answer
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 supplement the medical records.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 16, 2011
Burton A. Padove's answer
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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