Social Security Questions & Answers by State

Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: I was served with a O.C.G.A. 29-2-8(b) and have many concerns. Don't know where to start. No income? Who can help ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Social Security for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 25, 2016

Call your local legal services office for help. Considering you have no income, you likely qualify for help.
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Q: how do i go about getting my payee removed and my benefits coming directly to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 25, 2016

This can be done at your local Social Security office or potentially online at social at SSA.gov . Note, if you have an impairment that prevents you from making decisions without assistance, there will be additional steps (but you can still remove a payee).
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Q: Hello I'm on sibs My injury date is 10/30/2008 I stop do the job search 6/15/2016 do my ingerd I'm asking when it end ?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jul 16, 2016

You need to contact an attorney who handles workers compensation. However, getting workers compensation doesn't mean no social security--it just means there is an offset, or reduced benefit. I f that is your situation, you need to contact whoever the company is that handled the claim. They should be the ones to send you the letter with a date of termination, etc.
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Q: divorce after 23 years, will I still be entitled to draw off my husbands social security if I DO NOT REMARRY.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for South Carolina on
Answered on Jul 15, 2016

That's a good question: the Social Security Administration (SSA) has information online for divorced spouses:

Retirement benefits: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html

Survivor's benefits: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou3.html

For retirement benefits, the SSA says:

If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's record (even if he or she has remarried) if:

* You are...
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Q: I can't prove that I was born in the U.S... Help.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and Social Security for Nebraska on
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

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Q: I'm on ssi temporarily. My mother has my property in her name. My uncle lives in it, no income can I put it in my name?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 7, 2016

you really need to see an attorney as it's complicated because you put it in mom's name. Yes, she can sign it back to you.

But there are things that need to be done to protect you and her. Unfrotunately, these things --title transfers, etc.--cost money.
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Q: Can as disability or pension be garnished from a law suit against me

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Personal Injury and Social Security for Missouri on
Answered on Jul 1, 2016

If it's a car accident your insurance would handle it. If it's something else it's worth your paying a laywer if needbe for a consultation. Normally people don't get sued if they have no money--it's the insurance people are looking for.

To answer your question, if it got that far, then they can't garnish them but once they are sitting in the bank in most states they can. But you really, really aren't doing yourself a favor by risking this because you "can't afford a lawyer." Most...
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Q: Do I have to report that check? and is there any chance it will affect the amount I receive from SSI?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 24, 2016

SSI is welfare disability. If you have "income" from other sources, then it normally must be reported. You are right. You are allowed to have one car. If you have further questions, you may want to contact legal aid in your area.
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Q: How can i sew my mother for using my social security and identity illgeally without my permission

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Social Security and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 10, 2016

If you want to sue her, you will have to be able to prove that you were damaged (i.e.: lost money) by her conduct. Can you do that?
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Q: Is my SSDI my own money? Can I keep it aside to protect myself?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

Meet with an attorney to discuss your options and explore what you are want to achieve.
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Q: I won 1000 dollars on scratch off. I get 1500 in ssd. I am 24 years old. Do I need to report taxes or something

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on May 19, 2016

Yes, on your taxes, you need to report any income from all sources without exception.
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Q: I live in Florida. Why is the claim being decided by an adjudicator in Kentucky

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Health Care Law and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Because it is Social Security administrative law. My guess is the Social Security Administration doesn't have venue rules requiring that a matter be adjudicated in the state in which the applicant resides. I suggest that you contact the SSA and ask whether and how it can be transferred to somewhere closer. Alternatively, you can ask that any required hearings be telephonic.
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Q: Need advice for up coming appointment

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 19, 2016

The best advice is to be honest. Since the Justia Q&A is not privileged (because no attorney client relationship exists), coaching cannot be provided. I recommend that you bring all relevant medical and SSD documents with you - you probably won't need them, but you never know...
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Q: The court ordered to Resp, w/ no income, to pay Petitioner’s attorney’s fees, subject to future employment and income.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Probate and Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

Yes, the court can sanction you conditioned on your future income. It is inherent in the court's power to sanction parties.

If you die, your wife and children are not responsible for your debts, your estate is responsible for those debts. In a probate of your estate, the creditors of your estate would have to file a creditor claim against your estate's assets.
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Q: My Mother in law and her husband reside in a senior housing community. He is now hospitalized and

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 27, 2016

If the money is in a joint account, it belongs to both of them regardless of the initial source of the money.
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Q: I hired an attorney to help with my sons SSI appeal. Is it possible to change attorneys if I'm not happy with my mine?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 19, 2016

Wow, over a year! No hearing wait time lasts for over a year... Yes, you can fire your lawyer. This can be done by calling or mailing a letter to your lawyer stating that you are no longer interested in their representation. Make sure to request all your client files (you cannot be charged). You will have to pay fees for work already completed. If you have another lawyer you want to hire you may want to let the new lawyer handle the termination (esp. if the old lawyer hands you an unexpected...
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Q: Can you use a social security number as an authenticate identity in the private sector

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

The context of this question is not clear.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific...

Q: Can a court of appeals deny a qualified person who has been on disability for 20 years benefits

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 10, 2015

Engage an experienced SSDI attorney to assist you in presenting the best case possible.

Q: Social Security and Inheritence

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 6, 2015

No, it will not. An inheritance is not considered income, so it wouldn't affect your income tax either.
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Q: Why would a Social Security Appeals Judge ask for college transcripts

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 23, 2015

Depends upon what the appeal is about. If it has something to do with employability, transcripts might be pertinent.
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