Maryland Public Benefits Questions & Answers

Q: Buying a car with lien

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability, Public Benefits and Small Claims for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
You get the payoff amount on his loan, and have your bank issue a cashiers check payable to the sellers auto loan company and put the check in an envelope addressed to the lender, and drop it in the mailbox in each other’s presence. Have a second check issued (or cash) to the seller for the rest of the purchase price. The seller hands you the title signed by him on the back, and you take the title to the MVA together with a bill of sale the two of you sign stating the sale price and the...

Q: How can i change my daughter's last name ? she is almost 3 years old.And how long is taking to get new last name ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for Maryland on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Alan Solomon's answer
You need to file a petition in court to change her name and provide notice to the father. If he objects ere will be a hearing

Q: Is it legal for an adult son in Maryland to hold $60,000 of his mother’s money so she can get Public Assistance?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 26, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
It can be grounds for criminal fraud, or conspiracy to defraud, on both the son's and the mother's part. Don't do it.

Q: Can i sue my supervisor if he is purposely messing up my pay

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Public Benefits for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 16, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
USPS pay and injury issues are a specialty. You need to look for someone who specializes in that. Suing the supervisor directly? No for many reasons.

Q: As a MD small business owner, how long am I responsible for an ex-employee who is getting unemployment benefits?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016
Marshall Jason Ray's answer
This actually gets pretty technical, and this answer is not comprehensive. When someone files for benefits, the wages the individual earned in the first four of the five quarters preceding the claim are used to calculate monetary eligibility and the weekly benefit amount. This is called the base period. If there is only one employer that reported wages in that base period, then all of the benefits are charged to that employer's account. The benefit charges then go into a formula to...

Q: What does the term public benefits refer to or mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 26, 2012
Bernard Marcel Raiche's answer
Public Benefits are benefits provided by federal, state or local governments. The most common federal benefits include Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security disability benefits (SSI and SSDI), Medicare, and Medical Assistance (a combined state and federal benefit which is also referred to as Medicaid)

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