Maryland Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: I need representation for probate of my mother's estate. I need someone who deals with special needs trusts

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Social Security for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Mark Oakley's answer
Try to find a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the estate is filed, for convenience. Most estate lawyers understand special needs trusts. You cannot solicit (and attorneys cannot solicit) business on this site per the site rules. You can, however, call lawyers who answer questions on this site, and discuss your case, or use the search function for locating a lawyer in your area to call. Then you can make arrangements to meet with and hire a lawyer.

Q: I have an adult daughter receiving SSI disability.Her name is on my utility bills, bank accounts, etc., as I want her to

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Estate Planning for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
She should not have any assets in her name or jointly with yours. You should establish a special needs trust to hold any assets you leave her in your will. That will protect the assets from disqualifying her from her benefits, while at the same time preserving the assets for her benefit and needs.

Q: Why wasn't my lawyer appealing this case? And why didnt I get my benefits when this company was found recently for fraud

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 28, 2017
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer
It is hard to say why you lawyer did not appeal your case. It could be there were no appellate grounds to appeal or perhaps your retainers indicates an appeal was not included. The answer would be to ask your lawyer.

The fact that fraudulently denied disability payments -- while awful -- would not mean that every claim against them is viable. If your case was adjudicated on the merits of your case, what the did in other cases would not be relevant.

Good luck!

Q: Why should I do if my parent ssi have been put in our joint account without my knowledge and I've been spending it

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016
Robert Martin Louque Jr's answer
You are going to have to pay it back. It's best to contact them and inform them of your parent's death and come up with a plan to back the amounts you spent you were not entitled to receive.

Q: Hi, My deceased husband claimed his disability sinced 1997? SSA denied his claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Maryland on
Answered on May 5, 2015
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers' answer
Based on the given facts, the answer may be YES or NO. To properly give a legal advice the attorney has to make further facts investigation. Complete contact form at to learn how we proceed with your case. Good luck.

Q: I was married to my former husband for 12 years. When can I get his Social Security?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Maryland on
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Clint Curtis' answer
Your marriage lasted 10 years or longer;

Your ex-spouse is unmarried;

Your ex-spouse is age 62 or older;

The benefit that your ex-spouse is entitled to receive based on his or her own work is less than the benefit he or she would receive based on your work; and

You are entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

If you have not applied for retirement benefits, but can qualify for them, your ex-spouse can receive benefits on your record if...

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