Public Benefits Questions & Answers by State

Public Benefits Questions & Answers

Q: If officers respond to a call made by the neighbor of a residence that had loud explosions and smoke exiting the home,

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

Yes potentially, as that sounds like exigent circumstances, which is an exception to the requirement for a warrant. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
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Q: A security guard touched my butt.I ran to car told my husband.He socked guy in face one time.Why is my husband in jail?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Public Benefits, Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

Assault and battery is a crime with a fine and/or jail as a punishment. You can sue the security guard for assault and battery as well, if you do so in a timely manner before the statute of limitations runs out. You might also have a negligent hiring/training/supervision suit against the guard's company. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...
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Q: how do I make the santa barbra county comply with the public access provision of the costal.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

The best advice I can give you is to do a Google search for lawyers with experience regarding public access to California's beaches. I am sure you will find several right in your local area. You can also contact your local county bar association client referral program (e.g. Santa Barbara County Bar Association http://sblaw.org/sbcba-lawyer-referral-service/) and ask for a referral to a law firm with expertise in this precise issue. There is a short video which explains what services they...
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Q: What does ssi offer for someone that receives a lump sum so they don't loose there ssi benefits?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for California on
Answered on Mar 9, 2017

Cannot really understand your question. If you are asking what does Social Security Indemnity offer for someone that receives a WC lump sum settlement the answer is nothing. If you want to know how to not lose SSI benefits when receiving a lump sum the answer is the hartman formula which based on the facts can help mitigate the loss of SSI benefits. BUT the BEST ANSWER WOULD BE TO GET AN ATTORNEY. Good Luck!
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Q: Legally responsible?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 9, 2017

Come after you for what? It sounds to me like a form meant to determine this individuals financial need.
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Q: What can I do to see and get my kids back.after being forced to sign custody paper by the father of our 6 yr old twins?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Public Benefits for Oregon on
Answered on Feb 27, 2017

If the court has not yet approved of the agreement you signed, you still have time to withdraw your consent. You will need to act immediately to preserve or restore your custodial rights, so you should contact an attorney right away. Ultimately, the court will award custody based upon the best interests of the child. In making that determination, the court usually prefers to leave the child in the custody of the child's primary caregiver. Other important factors the court considers in...
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Q: If someone enters a drug rehab voluntarily, after they completethe program is there help after treatment?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017

This sounds like a medical question rather than a legal one. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: We are married now and are eligibleFor housing, what do we need to show for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Military Law and Public Benefits for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 21, 2017

This is a state law question - you should go see the base legal assistance office or the base housing office. Generally, you need a letter on official letter head that meets the requirements of state law.
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Q: Need an lawer for my son . On back pay, his father dead. What are how to go about thee Matter?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

You may pursue the deceased father's estate for child support arrears. See: http://www.childsup.ca.gov/payments/overduepayments.aspx

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Q: shooting guns close to someone's house or keeping thirty to forty hunting dogs that bark 24/7

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Public Benefits for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

Depends where you are. It is illegal in most states to discharge firearms in a city unless at a licensed range. Outside the city it depends on borough or township ordanance. And dogs, like any potential nuissance, aren't if you knew and moved in.

Don't like a stinky neighbor? Don't move next to a chicken barn. Talk to your township about it.
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Q: Can a federally funded agency receive police reports & records without consent from subject?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

Police reports are public documents over which there are no privacy rights vested in the subject of the reports. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
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Q: Under CA Gov't Code 53216.6, what kinds of administrative expenses are considered reasonable?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Feb 13, 2017

Have a lawyer review the situation in depth with you. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer...
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Q: My 9 year old continues to physically assault other kids in school. Can I put him in a scared straight program?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Public Benefits for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 10, 2017

I would contact the school counselor for suggestions. I am not sure if there is a voluntary scared straight program in Denver--even then, 9 is a bit young for this type of program. Clearly there is something wrong, you may want to consider both parenting and child classes/therapy.
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Q: FAULTY GRANT DEED ISSUED FROM 2015 DEFAULT TAX AUCTION -ASSESSOR WILL NOT AMEND- AFFECTING MY RIGHTS

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2017

The appropriate method of dealing with this may be to file a lawsuit against your neighbor to grant you a right-of-access easement and to clarify the property borders. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: what can i do if the father only recieves public assistance

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2017

Your question lacks detail. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...

Q: I think I may have been discriminated against because of my mental illness.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

It depends on the facts. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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Q: Denied unemployment question

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Feb 1, 2017

That's tricky and you may want to appeal it. One could argue that you quit when you stopped coming to work within the 2 week time period, if that's what happened. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...
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Q: Is just possession an EBT card a f5?traffic ended in searched then card found? No attemp of transactions in any way

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 1, 2017

Having someone else's cards is usually an F-5, yes. See http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.46
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Q: Is it illegal to live alone in New York City without a source of income?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Jan 31, 2017

I've heard of no such law. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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Q: Are we liable for payments from our apartment that we checked over 6 months if they were paid by all parties or not?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Jan 31, 2017

Have a lawyer review your related lease, communications, and receipts. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions,...
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