I went to court with my mom mid 1980's and now I am having trouble identifying myself without knowing. The court has no records. I can't work or get a state ID since my ss# says the name that I used from the 80's until now. I have no criminal record at all. What do I do?
answered on May 2, 2023
If you have been using a name that is different from the name on your birth certificate for many years and you do not have any legal documents to show that you legally changed your name, it can create difficulties in identifying yourself and obtaining official identification documents.
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At this point, I can't seem to figure out whether I'm even eligible. I'm 57 and am an adjunct music professor at a state university here in Ohio. I've suffered two strokes, though they were both 5 years ago, and while I can do my job, learning something new would prove quite a... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2023
You do not have to hire an attorney to file your claim. Some people prefer to do that, particularly if they can find an attorney with a lot of experience handling Social Security cases who can assist you with the application. If you are still able to work, then that may make you ineligible for... Read more »
My mother keeps my insurance cards from me so I cannot make appointments on my own and denys me dental care appointments as a form of punishment when I have an abscess tooth and a gum disease I believe. I have asked for years to go to a dentist as I've had this abcess for years. (Around 2... Read more »
answered on Aug 12, 2022
Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. They will be able to find the help you need.
I only have Social Security. We are both 68 and retired. If he goes to a nursing home in the future, does all of his SS as well as pension/401k go to his nursing home bill, while I am left to struggle to make ends meet on just my SS?
answered on Mar 19, 2022
In Ohio, there are Medicaid rules in place to protect the community spouse. This includes rules regarding a fair split of all the income, as well as special rules regarding protecting a 401k.
However, there is a lot of confusion out there regarding the rules.
It is imperative that... Read more »
I already take stimulants prescribed by my doctor but he says I'm at the highest dose and I still fall asleep. I am very high risk at my job for injury and can barely even meet quota anymore because I'm just so tired. I even fall asleep while working on my feet.
answered on Jan 4, 2022
Yes, you can get SSD if your narcolepsy is severe and prevents you from performing work functions. It's great that you are treating with a doctor and hopefully they are documenting the problems you are having with work. This will help your claim. Here's some info from SSA's... Read more »
I recently found out that he possibly had a pension through the Richland Co. Highway Dept. How do I get information on this as they told me since I am the ex they can’t give me that information? Mansfield, Ohio
answered on Mar 8, 2021
Your options may be fairly limited. Was the pension addressed when the divorce/ dissolution was handled? The default in Ohio is that once a divorce occurs, the ex-spouse is treated as though he or she pre-deceased the other spouse.
You may be able to look into the probate court records... Read more »
I got pulled over they ran my plates and they were flagged they said somebody use my social to commit a crime but would not give me any more info since they used my social don't I have a right to know the act or the person who used my social
answered on Feb 10, 2021
Since you suspect someone is using your Social Security number and may be committing identity fraud, you should immediately report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) at their website IdentityTheft.gov. Social Security also recommends that you review earnings posted to your... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2020
FYI, the short answer is any work is a bad idea. SSA doesn't have a minimum amount that is required before they review your file and possibly make a new decision.
The longer answer is that SSA does not review files for a couple of years at a time. To get their attention sooner, you... Read more »
One sister bought a car on the other sister social security number
answered on Dec 1, 2020
Each one should take great care to keep her Social Security number confidential. It is part of her identity and bad things can happen if you Social Security number is being used illegally. That being said, it does occasionally happen that more than one person uses the same Social Security number,... Read more »
My sister has given the company she has worked for almost 20 years a Jan 31st, 2021 retirement date. They have come back with a Dec 31st, 2020 date. She has been top salesperson for years and has made them millions of dollars. Her social security starts in Feb 2020. She opted for Jan 31st so... Read more »
answered on Nov 20, 2020
Your sister gets to choose when she wants to retire. If the company ends her employment before that, it is called termination. She would be entitled to unemployment compensation benefits at least until she retired and, if she proved that her age or some other unlawful reason motivated her... Read more »
answered on May 29, 2020
You will receive an award letter from Social Security informing you of the decision including whether or not you will receive back pay and when ongoing benefit will begin.
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I am 69 years old and get social security survivor benefits for my daughter. I provide her mother with $300/month and pay all my daughter extra activities fees out of the survivor benefits. What should I be prepared for if the plan is broken? I'm contesting the change on the basis my... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2020
I would suggest consulting with your lawyer. Your lawyer will know the specifics of your case and the traditional approach your local jurisdiction takes to custody changes.
It will also depend on what you mean by "plan is broken" and what "change" you are... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2020
Check your prior tax returns, which will list the children's SSN. You can get copies of prior returns from the IRS. If the divorce decree and separation agreement specified that you could claim as a dependent, and she doesn't provide the SSN, then you could file with the court to order... Read more »
answered on Jan 28, 2020
Applying for disability benefits is a drawn out process in many instances. There are millions of people waiting in line for a decision. The Government is limited in personnel. Make sure to have all medical documentation up to date along with medical appointments, medications etc. The more... Read more »
Prevented total removal. It is a meningioma located near my pituitary gland. It obstructed my left orbital nerve. I’m blind in my left eye. I’m now hypothyroid and tired all the time. I had a stroke in April 2018. I haven’t worked since surgery. I was looking forward to returning... Read more »
answered on Oct 3, 2019
There is too little in your statement to give a helpful answer beyond speculation. It may be SSA is just slow in getting you your back pay. They often take 3 months to process it and can take more time. At this point, no lawyer will want to help you because you have already won and they can make no... Read more »
My friend gets ssi and they take 250 out his check for his kids he doesnt know how they did that he has never work before he doesnt get any survivor benifits either so what can i do with my children father take him to court
answered on Jul 18, 2019
Greetings from a steamy afternoon. If a person is receiving SSD, (Social Security Disability), there is derivative benefit for children, though when there is SSI (Supplemental) is means based and the person does not have a work history, there is no derivative for the children.
Call the... Read more »
This was earlier this year and he is now deseased. The bank is investigating but says that there is likely nothing they can do.
answered on Jan 4, 2019
Since he is deceased, probably not much. If you can prove it, you may get the bank refund it, or the SSA to reissue the check, but it would almost certainly take more work than its worth unless they volunteer.
I was paying 400 a month to his mom when i left 2 weeks ago i told them i would b back to get my stuff but been sick under doctors orders and let them know and now they said i cant have my stuff no clothes i have none all my sons stuff from when he was little and household things they kept it all i... Read more »
answered on Feb 19, 2018
File a police report. They might help. Or contact your local legal aid, or sue the landlord in small claims court for wrongful eviction and the value of your things and the cost to find alternate living arrangements.
My husband is being held responsible for a ridiculously high overpayment from Social Security that can't possibly be paid by us. He was getting disability benefits for years due to his family inaccurately labeling him as disabled and then using his benefits for their own personal needs. I have... Read more »
answered on Jan 12, 2018
Bankruptcy, while it may wipe out some other debts making this one easier to pay, isn't going to wipe this out. He needs a lawyer to help him demonstrate to SS that he didn't cause the overpayment or benefit from it so that they go after the right people and also so that he avoids... Read more »
Cps took custody, my daughter is staying with someone who is not a blood relative but cps thinks it's safe. Does the person she is living with have the social security number she is not a foster parent.
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