My parents are divorced and we’re married for 19 years. My mom bugged my dad to apply for the joint income social security payment or something like that since they were married for so long and his payment would be much greater than what he would get if he applied using his lower income single... View More
Under Social Security Administration rules, if your father was married to your mother for at least 10 years and is currently unmarried, he may be eligible to claim benefits based on her earnings record, provided that it would result in a higher payment than his own record. The divorced...View More
A friend is currently homeless and has applied for SSI benefits in Tennessee. They have not been approved or denied. They wish to move to Iowa where I live. Will they need to start a new application process, or can they just notify the Social Security Office of a change of address?
Your friend can just update her address with Social Security when she moves at either the local Social Security field office or by calling the national Social Security number at 1-800-772-1213. Since Social Security is a Federal program, it will carry over when she moves to a new state. There is no...View More
SSDI generally does not have income or asset limits, so it generally doesn't matter whether you're married, separated or divorced. But you have to have been working and paid payroll taxes for 5 out of the last 10 years before you became disabled to technically qualify for SSDI.
In any legal malpractice case the primary issues are: (1) whether your attorney breached the standard of care or in other words, did something (or failed to do something) that an attorney in a similar situation would have done; and (2) whether your attorney’s error is a proximate cause of your...View More
While applying for SSI/SSDI, I asked my old psychotherapist to send in a copy of my "diagnosis"/"medical records". Later, I received a bill. It seemed really, really high, so I checked the laws (I saw her in VA, I now live in MI, she now works in IA). All of them say that she... View More
Assuming you think you may need her for Social Security hearing, doesn't make sense to get into it with her. Most therapists if they aren't in a big practice don't have someone who copies things, so they either have to hire someone or do it themselves. If it were a hospital or other...View More
We want to get married very much. My fiancee is from Iowa. I'm currently in Georgia for test. Lawyer says I should stay here in the va hospital it will lookgood for his disability. I'm from chicago hthe va flew down to geroga to get specialist on my back. Can we move the hearing up. We... View More
If you have an attorney you should follow his advice. However, marriage does not affect the receipt of Social Security Disability but only the receipt of SSI or welfare disability.
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