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1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: I'm on social security disability , I'm 66 years old . I've been served to appear in court , by a credit card company .

Must I appear in court . I expect a default decision against me .

I don't believe that a credit card company can make me pay them.

Am I correct .

Do you have any additional advice ?

Thank You so very much for your help .

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

If you've been served to appear in court by a credit card company, it's important to take the notice seriously, regardless of your current financial situation or beliefs about the debt's enforceability. Ignoring a court summons can lead to a default judgment against you, which could... View More

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Q: I'm on Social security disability , my wife is on Social security . What if anything , can the credit card company do.

Please advise , do I have to appear in court . I already know that the credit card company will win this default decision .

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

If you're dealing with a situation where a credit card company is taking legal action against you, it's important to understand your rights and options. Social Security Disability (SSD) and Social Security (SS) benefits are generally protected from garnishment for credit card debts.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Collections, Social Security and Banking for Missouri on
Q: If the credit card company is to get a default decision on my account , (Which I expect) . What this company do next ?

I need to know , first , do I have to appear in court . Then what options does this credit card company have after getting a default decision ?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 27, 2024

When you are served with a lawsuit in, other than small claims, you must file a response, such as a motion to dismiss or an answer with affirmative defenses. Failure to do so will cause you to lose the case and a judgment be entered against you.

Once a judgment is entered, bank accounts...
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2 Answers | Asked in Collections, Social Security and Banking for Missouri on
Q: If the credit card company is to get a default decision on my account , (Which I expect) . What this company do next ?

I need to know , first , do I have to appear in court . Then what options does this credit card company have after getting a default decision ?

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

If a credit card company is moving towards obtaining a default judgment against you, it typically means they've sued for unpaid debts and you haven't responded to the lawsuit. In such a scenario, your presence in court isn't necessary for the default judgment to be passed. However,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: My mother is receiving inheritance from her father after he passed away, but she is on SSI in Missouri

We are trying to figure out how she can get her inheritance without being kicked off of her SSI. Will it have to be in a trust? Or could someone be able to take over handling the money for her and give it out to her when she needs it?

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

It's important to consider the impact of receiving an inheritance on your mother's SSI benefits in Missouri. In general, receiving an inheritance can affect her eligibility for SSI because it can be considered as income or a resource.

One option to protect her SSI eligibility is...
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Q: Payment in lieu of vacation. Does it count towards monthly income limit for social security disability income?

My daughter is disabled and works a part-time job. Her employer is shifting the employees to a new company and in the process is going to pay out any accrued vacation before the move. The new company is eliminating PTO for part-time workers, so it can't carry over. This will definitely put her... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) typically views payments in lieu of vacation as wages if they're paid because of a termination or change in employment status. These wages could impact your daughter's eligibility for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) if they exceed the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Missouri on
Q: Where do I look for social security disability dockets
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answered on Aug 7, 2023

To access Social Security Disability dockets and related information, you will need to visit the official website of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and use the tools and resources they provide. Here's how you can find Social Security Disability dockets:

1. **SSA Website**:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: I'm disabled and was employed for a year and a half. Had to get a new prosthetic now don't have my job. What should I do

The new prosthetic was going to take about 4 weeks to get and my manager was informed. I just recently told him I would be able to come back next week and he has hired other people. I'm not on disability any longer and this job was very helpful with me working and being disabled. Can I file... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

Losing your job due to the need for a prosthetic could raise legal issues related to disability discrimination. You may also be eligible to file for unemployment benefits, and I recommend consulting with an attorney to evaluate the specific details of your situation to ensure all your rights are... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for Missouri on
Q: What do I need to do to get SSDI started , I have spent 16 years in prison and I'm having the hardest time on the outsid
Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Mar 8, 2023

If you were approved for SSDI disability benefits and they were suspended because you were in prison, you can request that Social Security reinstate your benefits. You also need to provide Social Security a copy of your prison release documents. Eligibility for SSI terminates after you have been... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for Missouri on
Q: What do I need to do to get SSDI started , I have spent 16 years in prison and I'm having the hardest time on the outsid
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answered on Mar 10, 2023

To apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you can do one of the following:

Apply online: You can apply for SSDI online at the Social Security Administration (SSA) website. This is the fastest and most convenient way to apply.

Apply by phone: You can also apply for...
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Q: Ive filed for disability. Should i not be working while they deliberating or try to work during the process
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answered on Apr 19, 2022

If you are able to work at a substantial gainful activity level then you will not be found to be disabled.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Missouri on
Q: How can I get my money from my SSA attorney that owes the overage from the SSA amount held back to pay them?

I have an SSDI case that was won and the SSA held out a percentage of the back pay to cover attorney fees. The amount that was held over supersedes the maximum amount they are able to take out. I've been waiting over a year for the overage and the attorney continues to tell me the SSA has not... View More

Maria Elena Bermudez
Maria Elena Bermudez
answered on Jan 4, 2022

Many times Social Security is waiting for something specific and just hasn't received it. A year is a very long long time for you to be waiting so you'll want to find out directly from SSA what they need.

Your best bet in this situation is to contact Social Security directly....
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Missouri on
Q: Are there any pro bono laywers to help woth disability overpayments?

There is an overpayment they keep trying to stop my payments to pay back. When i moved 5 years ago to missouro from tennessee all of the sudden there was over payment but never have i ever recieved one unless it was when my mother was payee for me and said nothing. No one is giving me answers on... View More

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answered on Apr 28, 2021

I would suggest contacting Legal Aid because they may have an attorney on staff or a volunteer attorney who can assist you with this. Try to collect any letters or notices you have gotten from Social Security about the overpayment they say that you owe.

A waiver of the overpayment is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: Can you be sued for debts when your only income is social security

I’m contemplating filing bankruptcy. I’m on social security and this is my only income. I live in a mobile home that is paid for and no type of savings or stocks. I have unsecured debts and a vehicle repossession already.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 16, 2021

Yes. You can be sued for any reason. Collecting on that suit is an entirely different matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: I’m in over my head with debt and considering chapter 7 in Missouri. My husband and I are both on social security disab

All debt is unsecured. We own a mobile home and the lot, also 3 vehicles- newest is a 2005 pickup with 300,000 miles and the other two aren’t drivable. Will we be able to use our stimulus check to make home repairs? Also, can we also use the funds to pay the attorney fees?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 13, 2021

Yes. You will.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: I was born sick in a hotel room we moved in to the home when I was 2 days old and 2 days later I went to The hospital

So I don’t have a birth certificate and want to get a birth certificate from Kansas City Missouri Jackson county but I can’t afford it

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis
answered on Sep 8, 2020

You posted your question on a site that features Texas lawyers. You need to contact an attorney in Missouri.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Missouri on
Q: I am 65 and have been on SS Disability since 2007. At age 66, can I simply move my monthly income to SS?

Going on SS would avoid all the reports and annual reviews required on Disability. It would be much easier to be on SS. But in doing so, I do not want to lose any financial amounts. My monthly Disability pay is $2,560. I do not want to lose any of this amount if I go on straight SS rather than... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 1, 2019

Contact your local Social Security office. As your payments are about the same (unless you have an offset for a workers compensation or other disability plan coverage) I don't see why you couldn't, except --and you want to ask this--if you are on OASDI, then transition at 70 would that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Contracts and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: Does You Guys Law Firm Take LawSuits AgainSt The SoCial SerVices In The State Of Missouri In JasPer CounTy MissOuri
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 7, 2019

This is more of a question-answer board. Try reposting your question with some additional details and hopefully an attorney could pick it up to provide some direction after seeing the basis of a suit you're contemplating.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: This is about a close friend who is on disability. Can you help?

A close friend got a letter stating they found a 7 year old mistake on his disability records and they are demanding he repay back around $100,000 in 30 days. Does he have a legitimate case?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Nov 3, 2017

If the letter is from CMS then it should have a notice about a right to assert a waiver of overpayment. Your friend needs to contact the local Legal Services office.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Small Claims and Social Security for Missouri on
Q: What can I do if my mother and law used my wife's social security # to open a credit account without permission?

She went over the balance by $100 for a total of $3100 and has stopped paying on it and it showed upon my wife's credit report.

David Humphreys
David Humphreys
answered on Oct 11, 2017

you need to dispute the false credit reporting directly with the credit reporting agencies and the credit card company.

You can go to our law firm website and click on the link Credit Reporting Errors for detailed and specific instructions on what the letter that your wife will need to...
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