Social Security Questions & Answers

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: Was divorced after 20 years of marriage. Does my ex have to draw social security when he is retirement age?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 12, 2017

This is the Social Security Administration page for you as a divorced spouse. You may be able to receive benefits before your ex-husband, but there is a reduction if you request them before your full retirement age. You should also look into disability payments for yourself, on your own work record, if your knee problems are interfering seriously with your ability to work - it will depend on what actually is wrong with your knees, what work you are doing now and have done in the last 15+ years,...
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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: The father of my child draws disability and I'm a stay at home mother. Can our daughter get a check? We are not married.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Alabama on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

Possibly. You should apply for benefits at with Social Security
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Q: Can they deny from schizophrenia if person still has problems thinking in has been on invega sustenna 5months

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Who are "they" and what are they denying? And does "invega sustenna" mean, perhaps, investigation?
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Q: I've been collecting my deceased husband's SS since retiring, but I will get more when I turn 70, right?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

It is my understanding if you "delay" taking benefits until age 70 then you receive higher benefits. However, this does not appear to be your case since you did not "delay" taking benefits. You should of course check with your Social Security Office to make sure nothing higher is available. Perhaps, if you have not drawn under your own number, then your money under your own number will be higher than drawing under your husband's number.
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Q: In a joint bank account, does a spouse have legal rights to utilize SSDI Representative Payee benefits? Why or why not?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Family Law and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

Your question is answered in the law you listed above. Contact SS for further information if still unsure.
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Q: I need help with filing my appeal for my disability with my social security redetermination.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Legal Malpractice and Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

Call the Indiana BAR Association at (317) 639-5465. They'll be able to refer you to someone who handles SSI Claims.
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Q: I'm looking to appeal an SSI app. so i'm looking for a pro bono(free) lawyer to help me but i don't know how to find one

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

I assume you are looking for a pro bono lawyer because of your ability to pay an attorney out of your pocket at this time. The good news is that social security disability attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid IF they win you benefits...and the pay comes out of retroactive money that you receive as part of your reward. Typically, an attorney will receive 25% (but no more than $6000) from these past benefits. The attorney takes nothing from your...
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Q: Is it fine to say a girl "Wanna rub your lipstick" on a social media ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Internet Law, Sexual Harassment and Social Security on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

It's against the internet usage rules, yet depends on culture that they represent. Even it was consensual, it should avoid widespread posting on web.
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Q: What can I do if my mother and law used my wife's social security # to open a credit account without permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Small Claims and Social Security for Missouri on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

you need to dispute the false credit reporting directly with the credit reporting agencies and the credit card company.

You can go to our law firm website and click on the link Credit Reporting Errors for detailed and specific instructions on what the letter that your wife will need to sign. Our firm name is Humphreys Wallace Humphreys which you should be able to locate with a search. You can also go to identify and obtain more information. Contact an attorney who handles ID...
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Q: Looking for defined period disability for mental disability. I had a severe psychotic episode at work a week ago.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Social Security for Washington on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

You can make a claim but you have to show that you have had a medical disability that has prevented you from work for twelve months or longer. I'm not seeing that you have the medical proof of that.
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Q: Hello, I started a new job and the employer requested that bring my social security and state ID for I-9

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Social Security for New York on
Answered on Sep 27, 2017

Acceptable forms of ID should be on the I9 instructions themselves. Read it.
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Q: i need help getting my ssi. can u help?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 26, 2017

Your application for SSI or welfare disability is dependent on your age, your past work, your education and skills, your impairments, and the medical care you receive. Generally, if you are under age 50, you have to show you cannot do "any" job in the economy. You have to show you cannot do any of the jobs you did in the last 15 years. You must show your skills and education do not allow you to other jobs. You must show you are under medical treatment for your ailments and that your doctor's...
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Q: I am looking for a Power of attorney wherein my husband doesn't have to sign or have any knowledge

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law, Social Security and Estate Planning for New York on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

You cannot obtain a power of attorney on someone without their knowledge.
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Q: how can i obtain my grandsons ss#? I have a notorized signed guardianship paper from my daughter who is his mother

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

Presumably your daughter has it? If not maybe the court didn't grant guardianship? A paper isn't guardianship--that is granted by a court.
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Q: What happens to my social security if I file for bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

It is exempt, so no change.
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Q: I am 23 an physically disabled but want to move out from my parents Whts the legal way 2 do in pa

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law, Health Care Law and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 5, 2017

Depends on your competence level. Contact Community Legal Services to start with--see if they have a disabilty rights project.
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Q: Papers cane concerning my mother's house it's not even the correct last name I am on disability what can happen

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 31, 2017

it depends upon what the papers say.
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Q: US teacher working as a freelancer in Europe: US self-employment tax even with mandatory social security payments?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Tax Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017

It is possible that this teacher may be subject to US self-employment taxes, depending on which country the teacher is working in. The US has entered into "totalization agreements" with many countries that can relieve a person from having to pay Social Security-type payments in both countries. I suggest you take a look at the IRS's webpage for Totalization Agreements here:

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