Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: Do I have to pay taxes on social security benefits or have I already paid them through my years of work?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Cristina M. Lipan's answer
Social security benefits are not taxable income and are also exempt from creditors.

Q: My husband and I are looking for a attorney that handles workers comp disability cases. Also someone who handles medical

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Daniel John Christensen's answer

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Q: I'm on social security disability but expect to receive a large inheritance from my grandmother shortly. Will I have to

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
Cristina M. Lipan's answer
It depends if you're receiving SSD (Title II) or SSI (Title XVI). Title II is based on your work history and that you paid into the system (like an insurance program). Under Title II, your income/assets are not relevant. The only income that is considered is if you've received other public benefits (workers comp, public assistance), then you would need to tell them. If you were approved under Title XVI, there are limits to the amount of income/assets you can have, so you may lose that, since it...

Q: A woman took money from my daughter saying it was for rent for 1year what can we do

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft, Landlord - Tenant and Social Security for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Gregory L Abbott's answer
Assuming you can prove it, and it occurred in Oregon, your daughter simply needs to review everything in detail with a landlord-tenant attorney who practices in the same geographic area as the rental. Good luck.

Q: I am international student who is issued social security card Can I apply for green card ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Social Security for Washington on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Lana V. Elliott's answer
Unfortunately,being an international student and having a social security card are not sufficient, on their own, grounds to apply for Green Card. There should be family, business, investment, or other relationship that would be a basis for a legal permanent residence (Green Card). I would recommend you to consult with an immigration attorney in your area to discuss your options and potential venues for obtaining Green Card.

Q: Is it possible to renew SSN NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 2, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
Generally this card (not valid for employment) is usually issued to students/immigrant visa holders since they cannot directly use this card to work freely in the United States without obeying the visa constraints.

If the status of the card has not changed, i.e., still a student, it is likely the Social Security will issue a replacement. Stop by your local Social Security Office, they can best answer this question, based on your current status.

Q: I am 71 and still working. Am I entitled to a refund of social security deductions from my pay after age 66?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Jonathan David Warner's answer
No. These payroll taxes are deducted for as long as you're earning wages.

Q: Will my husband get a reduced disability payment if he volunteers at a charity?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Jonathan David Warner's answer
No, as he would not be getting paid.

Q: Does the Suffolk County Dept. of Social Services have the right to take money from my SSI? Further discussion is needed

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for New York on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Jonathan David Warner's answer
Under some circumstances, the answer is "yes" - but only with respect to child support, income taxes, criminal restitution, or Social Security overpayments. Give them a call and ask them about it - they'll at least be able to let you know to whom the debt is owed. There have been circumstances where I've been able to negotiate a release of the garnishment, based upon a debtor's financial hardship.

Consult with an attorney in your area regarding this matter.

Good luck!

Q: I was told I couldnt view my exhibit file for my ssdi claim since my case was pending. Is this correct?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Betsy Walits' answer
If self represented, you’ll get a CD before your hearing. If represented, your Atty should be able to view the file at any time. SSA controls when people can/cannot view their file.

Q: Can social security benefits be garnished for unpaid out of state (New York) medical bills if a judgment is awarded?

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Social Security, Collections and Health Care Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2018
Barry W. Kaufman's answer
Generally, under Florida law, SSI cannot be garnished. However, without knowing why the NY AG sued him and because a state agency is involved, and not a private creditor, the benefits may be able to taken by other means. He should contact his county legal aid office to see if he can get some legal advice there. Ignoring a lawsuit is never a good idea.

Q: How do I amend my child's birth certificate to add her deceased father to it ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Probate, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
You can review the information provided at the Texas Department of State Health Services, VItal Statistics division to review the process. Here is the link:

Since you will need a court order, it would be best if you contact a local family law attorney to assist you. You want to make sure it is done properly.

Q: Can a person on ssi disability own property when ssi limits the amount of cash that they can have ($2,000.00) in bank

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
David Soble's answer
Generally speaking a person who collects disability can own real estate. If you are speaking in terms of financing a property with a mortgage, then your disability income should be included in the income calculations, provided the disability is not temporary. So for financing purposes, disability income may not help you qualify to refinance or purchase a home.

Q: Will they find out I’m underage by matching my real ssn to my fake California ID?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gaming and Social Security for California on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

it would be speculation on my part since i handle DUI and Accidents.

maybe contact a local lawyer that deals with this issue.

your appearance would be more of a tip off than SSN

Q: I have an adult daughter receiving SSI disability.Her name is on my utility bills, bank accounts, etc., as I want her to

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Social Security and Estate Planning for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
She should not have any assets in her name or jointly with yours. You should establish a special needs trust to hold any assets you leave her in your will. That will protect the assets from disqualifying her from her benefits, while at the same time preserving the assets for her benefit and needs.

Q: Hurt on the job, went to see a lawyer about SSDI and he refused to take my case !

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 18, 2018
Mark A. Buterbaugh's answer
More than likely you do not have current insured status. To be eligible for SSDI, you have to have enough work credits. Kind of like Unemployment. Check with your local SSA office and inquire with them what your 'date of last insured' is. For example, if your date of last insured is 3/31/2018, then the to be eligible for SSDI, you will have to be found disabled prior to 3/31/2018.

Q: I'm on social security,I want to sell my house as a rent to own.Do I put the security deposit in a trust account?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Social Security for New York on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
All security deposits need to be in a rent security account. This is the law. Nothing to do with SSD.

Q: my husband just passed away yesterday, can I file for his SS?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You should be able to receive survivor's benefits, assuming he paid enough into Social Security for you to be eligible. You will need his social security number.

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