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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: I am 18 years old and I want to change my last name to my birth dad's last name he died when I was seven what do I do

My grandpa who was his dad said I could and if need to we could do a DNA test with me and him but it's a complicated situation because my dad died when I was seven and I have no records of him except pictures when I was little and he signed in as my dad when I was born but never put on my... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 18, 2021

I do not practice in Oklahoma, but your question appeared in my email today. Most attorneys will talk to you for free to see if they can help you. I recommend doing a google search for "oklahoma name change attorney". This will give you the contact info for several attorneys that... Read more »

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Q: After being incarcerated for 4 years, I'm being told I must begin all over again to get my SSDI benefits, is this true?
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Aug 2, 2021

Yes. You will need to file a new application for benefits. Benefits are ceased after 12 months of incarceration. If your minor children were receiving benefits because of your disability those likely continued while you were gone.

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Q: Will my wife have to repay her disability insurance?

When working, my wife took out disability insurance. A few years later she had a cyst on her spine removed and was unable to return to work. She has submitted a social security disability request 2 years ago. She finally had her review with a judge. If she receives back pay, will she be required to... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Feb 22, 2021

Sometimes you do have to pay some or all of your ssa disability payments to an insurer based on your agreement with the insurer. The HR person at your wife's work may be able to point you to the relevant language in the agreement.

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Q: Is it required for an individual to work the full five years just prior to retirement?

My mom, who lives in Oklahoma, is turning 62 this year and would like to retire a little while after her birthday. However, she is concerned because she heard somewhere that a person is required to have been employed for the entire five years immediately preceding their desired retirement date. Is... Read more »

Steve Perrigo
Steve Perrigo answered on Apr 25, 2020

That is not true. What might be confusing her is the general rule that an individual seeking Social Security Disability benefits needs to have worked 5 of the 10 years before their disability onset date. There is no such rule for SS Retirement benefits. You just have to have worked the equivalent... Read more »

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Q: My ssi case went through determination and a decesion was made and now its in the review process, what does that mean..
Samuel Wade Packard
Samuel Wade Packard answered on Jan 22, 2019

I'll need a little more details to know for sure what the status of your case is. However, I can say that usually once a decision is made on your case, it is sent back to the SSA field office and they issue the decision letters in the mail. They typically won't give you the answer over... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Public Benefits, Social Security and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it right for anyone take video or pictures of me and family ? And make funny things of me in snapchat.Thanks

Sometimes i see people talking pictures of me while am studying in the library or while am walking somewhere in public

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 17, 2017

It's OK to take your picture in public, and post it, as long as they didn't libel you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there any kind of question a judge or lawyer can ask you

SSA hearing

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Mar 24, 2017

The questions must be relevant and related to what the court must make as a finding. Some questions are designed to ensure that there is no fraud, and also to make a record in the event there is a denial.

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