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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I am 28 years of age and currently work and collect SSDI due to my medical disability. I am looking into starting...

I am 28 years of age and currently work and collect SSDI due to my medical disability. I am looking into starting an online shirt business with print on demand. Due to my medical condition I have trouble holding a job. Would this effect my ssdi and my medicare benefits? Would I immediately lose my... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Jun 2, 2020

You can do a limited amount of work and still get SSDI benefits and medicare.

Social Security Administration encourages work activity and there are special program rules and work incentives that help you try to return to work while still receiving monthly disability payments. Read the...
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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, will I be able to keep stimulus check 2020? I'm disabled on SSI and SSD and will be filing chapter 7.

I'm in the process of starting Chapter 7 and will be receiving help from nonprofit organization that provides legal services to low income individuals. I was assigned a lawyer but because of COVID-19 was not able to meet and give the packet of information they sent me to him. Another... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Apr 11, 2020

No one here can provide a precise answer to your questions, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic you can still send your bankruptcy information packet to the attorney. Your bankruptcy cannot start until your attorney files the petition with the Court, which can be done electronically. Since you have... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Hi my wife is younger than me and on SSI disability. I am at full retirement age. Am I allowed to apply for spousal SSI

Spousal SSI and then delay taking my own SSI until a later date.

Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on Jun 18, 2019

I am afraid there is no spousal SSI which is a welfare program. If you are at full retirement age, then you can apply for your Social Security Retirement benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Can an elderly disabled women be evicted for having a caregiver stay with her and for feeding stray cats?

She has been living in the same senior complex for 23 years and has never had anything written against her. Now that my father passed a year ago she needs help so I am staying with her temporarily. I have been here since Aug 2018 and do plan to leave if my mother can get strong enough to stay alone.

Madeline Houston
Madeline Houston answered on Mar 28, 2019

Based on the facts provided thus far it appears that your mother may well have rights under various federal and state laws regarding disabled persons that are being violated. More facts are needed to make a determination as to your mother's options. You should promptly contact an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: My wife is chinese with "language learning" disability

we have been married since 2003 and she had her green card over 14 years ago.

is there anyway for her to get her US passport without the language test or using an attorney present etc.

she will be 65 this November.

appreciate any advise, paid or unpaid

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 19, 2018

This neither civil rights nor social security. It is immigration.

If you are willing to spend money, then hire an immigration attorney. It appears there is a social security issue. Does a relatively small amount of money now reap a much larger amount later?

What is the monthly...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I'm on a probationary driving and I have 22 points up to date. I recently received a ticket for delaying traffic 39;456

Can u tell me if that holds and points. If so instead of paying the ticket do u think it's best to get a court date and plead not guilty? Thank u for help in advance. I truly appreciate it??

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 11, 2018

It is a no MVC point ticket but your insurance company may still assess insurance eligibility points. With your record you may want to try the case and see if you can win.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Applied for disability it was denied. Went to appeal that will take another 3-6 months. I have Ataxia. On SSA website

The SSA website has a list of disability that get escalated. Ataxia is on that list. I need assistance. I'm falling behind on bills and don't know what I can do as temporary solution? Ataxia is on this list. I don't feel I'm being treated fairly and need help to resolve

Thank you

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 14, 2018

Hi Scott:

Unfortunately many people get rejected, that should get approved thus the reason for us lawyers. However your appeal can take up to 1 year not just 3 to 6 months. I suggest you get a lawyer because obviously your medical proof was not enough and you only pay for your lawyer if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I applied for Security Disability and application was denied. I went to appeal and can take 3-6 months

I was diagnosed with Ataxia which according to social security gets escalated avoiding denials, delays and appeals.

I need help. Don't feel I'm getting treated fairly. I've fallen behind on bills. I don't know what to do for temporary assistance.

Please help me.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 14, 2018

We cannot help you with monetary assistance but a lawyer can help you to file an appeal of the decision, if you are under 55 that may be the reason as to the denial, however we would need to know more information. IN any event an attorney can help you with this and the fee is generally 25% of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: So when I was 16 my mom used my SSI back owe to buy herself a van. She jusitified it by saying it was for me.

She then traded in the van and bought a car. Now i'm 19 going on 20 I've moved out and had a bad fallout with my mother. I've been struggling to find a decent car to get to stores and doctor appointments and money has been tight. So my questions is since the money she used (8000 usd)... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 21, 2017

While you are a minor she is to use that money to assist you but may use it on items that assist the family, such as rent, food. You could make a claim against her for the money but assuming your household was needy enough for you to qualify for SSI, she should be able to show that the money was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Social Security and White Collar Crime for New Jersey on
Q: What's the chance of a sentence modification with 5yrs/5yr disqualifier 1st offence 2C:30-7A, served 41 mths of 60 mths?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 3, 2017

The chances are as good as what your lawyer will tell you. Unfortunately we would need to know much more information about your case before giving any type of educated guess about what your chances would be. Everything is based on the facts of your case and your prior record again ask the lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I'm still waiting on s desicion from disability but I was suppose to see their doc and now I don't have to

They have enough information on my health do you think I will get it

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 29, 2016

Who says you don't have to? I can't say if you will "get it" but if they want you examined and you don't follow up you wont get it.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I'm Italian citizen and came in US with my family for visit and my question is if I find a job in US, can I get work vis

I do have an Employer who want's to hire me because of my 14 years of experience in same Industry. Please let know if someone can help me so we can meet. Employer also willing to help me for any Immigration matter. He is willing to provide me any kind of documents which can help me to become a... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Sep 30, 2016

You would need to have an in person consultation with an experienced immigration attorney and bring what every documents you have when you meet with the attorney. This is too fact sensitive to be answered in a meaningful fashion on line. Some attorneys do charge consultation fees for immigration,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: I won 1000 dollars on scratch off. I get 1500 in ssd. I am 24 years old. Do I need to report taxes or something

My dad is my payee. I have been getting 1500 a month for 2 years. I do not want to do tax fraud or disability fraud. So what do I do

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 19, 2016

Yes, on your taxes, you need to report any income from all sources without exception.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: If my only income is social security and have default judgement from foreclosure. Can they freeze my bank account?

I'm in a foreclosure and now they are going to put a default judgement on me and my wife. We only collect social security. Can the attorney for the mortgage company also get a court order that will allow them to go to our checking accounts and freeze our money and take it away from us?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 19, 2015

You really need to retain an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense attorney. If you can't afford an attorney you need to contact legal services and the local law school legal clinics. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Hi, I had been diagnosed with Multi Sclerosis (MS) about three years ago. Do I qualify for SSDI? Limping and no balance

Hi, I had been diagnosed with Multi Sclerosis (MS) about three years ago. On April 15, 2015 I was terminated from the job that I worked for 17 years. Was employed by another manufacturing company, and only worked for three weeks. The supervisor noticed that I was limping, losing my balance and... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Aug 14, 2015

Your best chance of getting SSDI is to retain a SSDI attorney. The attorney only gets paid if he wins the case for you. So it won't cost you anything and can make a huge difference. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: i receive ssdi and medicare my children receive child support from ssa will they be affected if I receive rental income
Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps answered on Dec 24, 2014

It depends. SSDI is not a needs based program like SSI so your benefit will not be reduced by resources or income of family members. However, any income you receive could be considered Substantial Gainful Activity (SGC) SSA allows people attempting to return to work or self employment a 9 month... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Does someone going on Social Security have to take Medicare if they are already covered under their spouse?
Jake Causing Santos
Jake Causing Santos answered on Jun 3, 2012

Generally, the Federal government does not require you to apply for Medicare, but if you apply for Medicare after the date you were first eligible for Medicare, then the Medicare monthly premiums may be higher than the normal Medicare premium rate. In other words, Medicare premiums can be higher... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: My business didn't operate from Jan. thru March: I received no compensation. Can I get retroactive SS?

We worked 3 days in April & I'll get a small K-! distribution. I didn't know that I would sell the business but I did on April 5. I applied for SS on April 11.

Jake Causing Santos
Jake Causing Santos answered on Jun 3, 2012

The amount of your retroactive benefits depends on the type of Social Security benefit you applied for. Assuming that you applied for Social Security Disability benefits based on your own work record and also assuming that you meet Social Security's definition of disability, then the amount... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Has anyon been approve for ssid if they have marfan syndrome
Jake Causing Santos
Jake Causing Santos answered on Jun 2, 2012

Marfan Syndrome is recognized by Social Security as a condition under cardiovascular medical conditions. However, Social Security can also analyze other symptoms and limitations caused by Marfan Syndrome, such as chronic pain, limitations in lifting and pulling objects, side effects due to medical... Read more »

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