Social Security Questions & Answers by State

Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: Can my probation be overturned due to my disability

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Probate and Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 22, 2016

What kind of disability? What condition of probation do you wish to overturn? A court does need to make "reasonable accommodations" to persons with disabilities.
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Q: My ? Is if a federal judge rules on how much a defendant is to pay back monthly does SSA have the right to with hold

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

Not clear what is going on. A good place to start is with the Legal Services office if you didn't have an attorney in Federal Court. Overpayments can be waived or modified if "against equity and good conscience." Generally Social Security benefits aren't subject to withholding--though once cashed the person with the court order could get them. However if it's taxes that is different. You need a personal consultation but a Federal Court order is something you need to know and understand.
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Q: I'm 56, disabled and on full disability, receiving S.S.I. If I was to move to Australia, would I still receive my S.S.?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

The big question is out in Oz will they accept medicare as payment? You won't get SSI, that's for sure. Generally you can move and get your social security--many retired to Poland for example and collected. But SSI doesn't cross borders
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Q: my wife has had copd for 2 years she didn't qualify for ssid because she did'nt work enough. medicaid turned her down

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

She should contact George Legal Aid to see about the Medical Assistance. Rules were changed to expand it. She should apply for SSI if she hasn't already.
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Q: Can a person who has been in the U.S. for 11 years become a permanent resident without being petitioned by family?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

Doesn't look like you could adjust status. http://www.cuevalawfirm.com/blog/2015/2/13/how-to-become-a-lawful-permanent-resident-through-deferred-action

However, if you are seriously interested in one of the armed services, believe you are in shape to get through boot camp,

you may want to inquire if there is a waiver procedure that would allow you to enter the armed services.

The problem is that DACA has been somewhat put on hold by the State Attorney Generals...
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Q: My disability case was recently approved, although I had to agree to change the actual onset date. My attorney filed E

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

You should discuss that with him. You have a right to object if you believe he was adequately compensated. But you need to look at his costs and expenses as well as his time.
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Q: Would I qualify for social security disability?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Missouri on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

Quite likely. You will need an opinion letter from your orthopedist or neurologist. Depending on if you have a pension and how it vests you need to be sure you know if 20 years is the magic number and the date. You don't want to quit a few weeks before and lose benefits. Understand that to get social security you can be disabled by pain and you would have good reasons. But you also have to show you are so disabled that you could not reliably do jobs like ticket taker at a movie theatre (the...
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Q: My ? Is I was indicated on ssi frund in texas I was held liable for back pay plus had to do 5 years probation the judge

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Sep 8, 2016

Are you asking whether you can do something about a federal judge making you pay back money you received from social security that you never should have received?

The answer is no. You were required to pay back the money you should have never received.
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Q: When getting ssdi under a parent as adult child disabled under age 22 what would be the amount of benefits ?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 7, 2016

The Social Security office can tell you. It depends on the insured person's wages.
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Q: Can court order garnishment of social security to meet adult child support judgment?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Child Support for California on
Answered on Sep 2, 2016

possibly, especially if adult was receiving child allotment and not passing it on. Check with legal aid/legal services as usually it's not subject to garnishment.
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Q: I have a bad back and doctor says I should be able to work, but can't find work because of it. Can I still get SSI?

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Sep 1, 2016

Social Security Disability is not about whether you are able to find a job. It is about whether you can perform the duties of any job. If your own doctor says you can work, you will have a hard time winning a disability case before the Social Security Administration.
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Q: What must I do to receive SSI when my husband makes to much money. Do I need to fill for devorice or legal separation?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 30, 2016

I'm assuming you don't qualify for Social Security Disability under your own earnings record. If you file for divorce but are in the household you may have issues. If the real issue is medical care, you may be able to apply for adult basic. Suggest you speak with a local disability advocate to discuss your particular issues and other ways of filling the gap.
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Q: Father in law was working part-time but had to quit - dialysis 3 days a week. If on medicare can he get SS benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

You cannot get both social security retirement and social security disability benefits at the same time (if that is what you are asking).
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Q: birth name change, born in Ohio in 1944, have used my present name for over 35 years. my social security name is in the

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

It is a long and frustrating process, but keep at it--you need to have it set up to make sure a) your "account" has credited the years you worked and b) that you get the proper retirement amount. If you run into true roadblocks (not just a lot of legwork--that is your job, not theirs), then at that point contact your Congressperson.
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Q: Sons father passed away. He receives a ssi check in the amount of $300month. is that a normal amount for one child?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Son's guardian should check with social security;. If father passed, note there may be life insurance policies that benefit the son that people have forgotten about.
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Q: What can I do when I find someone has my stolen bike, but the guy bought it on street, shop or online?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Report it to the police, so at a minimum they can find out where the guy bought it from--if he did.
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Q: I was injured in 2014, qualified for SSDI and my LTD insurance cut me off in April 2016. What recourse do I have?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Aug 23, 2016

You have to appeal the Long term Disabiltiy cut off. Not sure why medicare isn't covering you--a good Medicare B would mean no deductibles. As to your auto, check and make sure that when you bought it you didn't purchase disability coverage. Even if you are sure you didn't, it sometimes happens you did.Talk to a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles long term care insurance issues.
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Q: In the state of Virginia can child support be deducted from a social security disability check

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 22, 2016

Generally speaking, social security is offset by your child support payments. Talk with a Family Law attorney for more information.
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Q: Can i get a lump sum for my ssdi?

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 20, 2016

If you are asking whether the SSA will give you a lump sum for future social security disability benefits, I have never heard of them doing such a thing because there is no way to know how much longer you will live. If you are in the process of trying to obtain benefits, you get a lump sum for past due benefits and the amount depends on the date you are determined to have been disabled.
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Q: son receives check from father passing away. what is normal monthly amount?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016

You do not get nearly the amount of money the person paying taxes into the system would have received. I have seen checks as low as $50 and as high as $700. It really depends on how much the wage earner earned during his lifetime and how many recipients are collecting on the benefits. There is a family maximum so if there are quite a few claimants, everyone's check will be reduced so that the family maximum is not exceeded.
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