W. J. Winterstein Jr.'s answer There are different "chapters", or forms, of bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7, the simplest form, your income is only used to determine your eligibility to file under that chapter. If your income is below the "median income" for the state of PA, you'd have no income issues.
In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your income is used to fund a Plan, commonly called a "wage earners' plan", which provides for payment over a period of time up to five years of debts you must pay ("priority" claims and...
Mark A. Buterbaugh's answer More than likely you do not have current insured status. To be eligible for SSDI, you have to have enough work credits. Kind of like Unemployment. Check with your local SSA office and inquire with them what your 'date of last insured' is. For example, if your date of last insured is 3/31/2018, then the to be eligible for SSDI, you will have to be found disabled prior to 3/31/2018.
Cary B. Hall's answer You could go to the local police station in his neighborhood, explain the situation and ask for police assistance. Don't go in with an attitude; just go in, tell them you don't know what to do or where to turn, and ask them for their help. They may tell you to go pound sand . . . or they may be understanding and go out with you to talk to him (especially if things are slow). If the documents are yours and he won't give them to you, well then, that's not right.
Peter Munsing's answer Should be no debt at all. Who says you owe money? If it is an overpayment, then you need to file a waiver saying it is against equity and good consience to charge you for money that she took when you were not at the age of consent and had no participation.
Timothy Belt's answer The nature of workers' compensation allows for change in condition both physical and financial. If additional better paying jobs are now available within your restrictions, the defendant can certainly attempt to modify or suspend your benefits based upon the new economic reality. You are also allowed to dispute these claims through evidence regarding your physical limitation as well as through vocational evidence disputing the jobs and availability of the jobs.
Stephanie E. Emanuel's answer I highly recommend that you hire an affordable dedicated attorney that can guide you as a PRO-SE (represent yourself in court) and use the hired attorney for general guidance and minor document preparation. We can not solicit for clients here, so you would need to reach out to attorneys for a free consultation and ask about how much they would charge you in your case.
If you go with the free attorneys from non-profits or court you will not be able to hear from them because of the amount...
Richard Alan Jaffe's answer The standards for "Total Disability" are different for Social Security and Pennsylvania Workers Compensation.
Just because a IME physician opines that you are fully recovered from your work-related injury, does not mean that this Opinion would be accepted by a Workers Compensation Judge, nor does it mean that Social Security Administration will adopt said Opinion with respect to your Claim for Social Security Disability.
Peter Munsing's answer Ask them for the brochure and rules. There should be examples that would guide you. Generally, you don't want to be "hands on." You do the repairs, then you are "active." it may be best to hire an agent who handles those aspects--eats in to the possible income but gets you out of a tangle with social security.
Peter Munsing's answer Maybe something is raising red flags. Why not ask the worker"is there an expense or income item that is making this get reviewed so many times in a short period?" Worst that can happen is they don't say.
Peter Munsing's answer Why not ask legal aid? For this type of thing there is often a fee if you use a private attorney. You need to explain why recoupment woiuld be "against equity and good conscience."
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