Public Benefits Questions & Answers by State

Public Benefits Questions & Answers

Q: I have 2 tix. Speeding/no show. Yet they're from 3 years ago. Are they still valid?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law, Collections and Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2018

they will stay there until taken care of and they are now bench warrants.

that makes it a little more challenging for you and your lawyer.

go to court and work out a payment plan.
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Q: If my father is under the care of his brother who is not using his disability check correctly

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Elder Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018

If you feel that your father is being financially abused by his brother the first step would be to file a report with adult protective services in your area. You may also want to file a petition for appointment of yourself as conservator of the person and estate of your father. Consult with an attorney in your area to determine whether this is a viable option. You can find out more about conservatorships on your local superior court website. Many courts offer conservatorship workshops for...
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Q: I was working(movie theater) on Christmas where we can't accept tips, but got an envelope "Merry Christmas" with money

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 27, 2017

Your question is outside my practice area (work injuries) and I don't know any other lawyers who might be able to help. My first impression is that the fact you didn't know what was in the envelope until you opened it probably does not create an exception to the no tips rule, so if you know where the money came from you should return it. You otherwise should follow whatever directions you get from your employer
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Q: minimum height requirement of utilitiy lines that are in the air. how high do medicom cable above ground

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Public Benefits, Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 8, 2017

Your state PUC will give you the requirements.
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Q: At what age in the state of Illinois could a kid determine who they live?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 7, 2017

There are procedures to have yourself declared an emancipated minor. Other than those, if the issue is custody a judge looks at what parent is likely to provide for you better, to oversee you better, and frankly to provide discipline better. Your thoughts would be taken into consideration but aren't decisive. Understand if you are emancipated that also means no one has to support you.
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Q: Where do I get the waiver form to fill out for my Indiana license reinstatement?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 6, 2017

If you have not yet gotten your reinstatement fees waived you can go online to and find the information and the forms. If you do not have a computer, then consider the public library.
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Q: Can my citizen children and I receive Medicaid even though my husband is a a green card holder with a sponsor?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Public Benefits for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 21, 2017

US citizens are eligible for means tested public benefits, even if they are married to someone who is undocumented.
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Q: Is it right for anyone take video or pictures of me and family ? And make funny things of me in snapchat.Thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Public Benefits, Social Security and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
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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Q: DV Lottery: Will I be considered a public charge if I cannot do regular jobs because of hearing loss?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Immigration Law and Civil Rights on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

Having hearing loss in and of itself will not trigger any public charge bars. With regards to your question regarding assistance for people with disabilities: There are certainly programs to help people with disabilities. Some may help in ways that are useful to people relocating to the US. These are not government programs but rather non-profits. There are no government programs for people relocating to the US except for those who came as refugees.
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Q: This is about a close friend who is on disability. Can you help?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Social Security for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

If the letter is from CMS then it should have a notice about a right to assert a waiver of overpayment. Your friend needs to contact the local Legal Services office.
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Q: I'm 16 and pregnant. Am I allowed to sign up for food stamps by myself? My moms trying to take them and call them hers

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

I think your mother is right. She has the duty to support you and thus your food stamp application would probably be in her behalf.
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Q: brother passed single no kids, mom died no beneficiary next of kin dad never known him, california sis took care of him

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Public Benefits and Probate for California on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

I'm sorry, but without a will, the brother's sole heir is his father.
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Q: What does the wisconsin statue 178 state?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

This is a link to Chapter 178 of the Wisconsin Statutes:
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Q: My ex received welfare and I lived with him at the time. Social Services filed a case against me to be reimbursed.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

You need to file a claim with the California franchise tax board to receive your money back. Gather your evidence together to show that you were not receiving public aid at the time and that any income you had was your own, and that is what you were using to support yourself. If you were married at the time, however, California community property law provides that any debt incurred during the marriage is jointly owned by both husband and wife. So if your husband sought and received welfare...
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Q: If you are in a government program and you follow all the guidelines and do everything the program has asked and you

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for Florida on
Answered on Aug 19, 2017

There is simply not enough information to answer your question. Also. Your situation appears to be very fact specific as well. Your need to consult with an attorney in your area face to face.
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Q: My 86 year old mother was raised as Ann, her mothers name-her birth certificate however, is Margaret

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

Name changes are meant to be done yourself, i.e. DIY or pro se. The clerk in Civil Court in the Bronx (assuming that is where your mother lives) has the forms. It is easy.
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Q: In court language anchorage ak what does just 3AN-P mean or represent.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for Alaska on
Answered on Aug 11, 2017

It could be part of the case number.

3 = Third Judicial District

AN = Municipality of Anchorage

P = probate (?)
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Q: Can a husband, collecting disability, get an early pension, or lump sum pension, without his wife's signature? NY

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Employment Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Is there a divorce pending in either state? If so, this needs to be dealt with in the context of a divorce action. If not, typically the pension plan requires the agreement of the spouse when elections concerning the pension are made. However, if you're the wife, I wouldn't rely on that. No matter which spouse you are, you should discuss this with an experienced family law attorney in your area before taking further action.
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Q: Can you Bill the state if the court asks you to take a unrinalist test 30 miles from where you live .

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

The short answer is no. If you are ordered to take a urine test by a court, the court is a function of the county where you reside. The state has nothing to do with it.
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Q: If a warrant is issued for the arrest of a person, can I make a citizen's arrest?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 11, 2017

Citizen arrests in Colorado are allowed in two situations: (1) the perpetrator committed the crime in the alleged crime in the private citizen's IMMEDIATE physical presence or (2) if assistance is requested by a police officer in the officer's immediate physical presence. Failure to meet either of these safe harbors will likely result in criminal charges of assault/battery and/or kidnapping/unlawful detainer.
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