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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for Hawaii on

Q: I am 56 yr male. I have been butcher for 33 years,only profession I know. Have glaucoma for 15 years. Take 4 medicines

Daily. Right eye 20/200 with 70% loss of vision. Left eye 20/50 with 60% vision loss. Can I qualify ssdi

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 22, 2019

An attorney who deals with SSDI matters (and who could hopefully give you meaningful direction here) would have better chances of picking up your question if you added a couple of categories, or reposted. Try adding "Social Security" and "Public Benefits" to your categories. Or you could also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Florida on

Q: Is it against the law for my mom not giving me my SSI check?

My mom has a disability so shes not able to work therefor she receives an SSI check for her, me and each of my sisters. She always spends it on herself and never gives us a dime. Is it wrong that she is not giving me my check?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 19, 2019

Unless you are over the age of 18 your mother can do pretty much whatever she wants.

Q: SSDI hearing

Will I get denied if I do not have an attorney at my court hearing?

Cristina M. Lipan answered on Aug 19, 2019

You won't get denied just because you don't have an attorney, but you're much more likely to be successful if you have one. That's because an attorney will know what records you need and will argue why you should be considered disabled. However, you will need to get an attorney as soon as the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Social Security for California on

Q: I need to know if I can get a job but I'm fairly certain I can i have a brain tumor and i have some cognitive issues

I'm also a victim of abuse for about 80%of my life my niece also got sexual with me over texting there were pictures she sent me without my consent

Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 16, 2019

need more info.

not sure what you are asking.

whether you can get a job is not a legal question.

if you are a victim of anything you may want to talk to a PI lawyer. They usually offer a free consultation.

they will probably suggest you talk to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Social Security for Tennessee on

Q: Is it legal for my company to put the last 4 of my social security number on a paper timesheet?

The company I work for is a contractor to Nashville Electric Service and NES wants it on there so they can identify us Incase we leave our company and try to get hired to a different contractor for NES. Not one employee has signed a non compete form supposedly it is an agreement between NES and... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 15, 2019

This is not a securities law question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Social Security, Estate Planning and Family Law for Texas on

Q: My ex-husband died suddenly in April. Our only child has been in ICU since last July, and is disabled

My child turned 18 in July. He needs a heart and kidney transplant. His stepmother wants to discontinue child support and his health insurance, as my child now receives his father's SSI death benefits. He is ineligible to receive Medicare, Medicaid, or SSI disability due to receiving these death... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst answered on Aug 15, 2019

Do you have a question?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Pennsylvania on

Q: So I have a friend that pays child support for his children that receives social security benefits is that allowed?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 9, 2019

Yes. The receipt of Social Security benefits is taken into consideration when the support order is calculated.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Nebraska on

Q: is there a court that issues court orders for a social security number change due to domestic volence

Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2019

It is possible to apply for a new social security number. One ground to qualify may be if there is a situation of harassment, abuse or life endangerment. You need to complete an application with your local Social Security office and apply in person at your local Social Security office. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on

Q: can the Social Security Administration count my undocumented aliens spouse's income against me and stop my SSI benefits

My husband does not have a SSN and is not authorized to work in the US. We are in the process of applying for his green card but still not been approved. I receive SSI & Medicaid. I reported my marriage to my husband immediately after getting married but the rep told me that since he wasn't... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler answered on Aug 6, 2019

This seems a bit more complicated. More information is needed. Do you have a joint sponsor? Your husband should qualify for work authorization if he is eligible to adjust status. If not, due to complications with filing, it seems like you need an attorney, soon!

If "the rep" is not an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on

Q: My children father is on ssi child support says i cant receive any help i feel its not fair im struggling

My friend gets ssi and they take 250 out his check for his kids he doesnt know how they did that he has never work before he doesnt get any survivor benifits either so what can i do with my children father take him to court

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jul 18, 2019

Greetings from a steamy afternoon. If a person is receiving SSD, (Social Security Disability), there is derivative benefit for children, though when there is SSI (Supplemental) is means based and the person does not have a work history, there is no derivative for the children.

Call the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Social Security for Michigan on

Q: My sister lives in Michigan, collects social security disability due to bipolar issue. Can she open a banking account?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 17, 2019

Yes, of course your sister can open a bank account--with one important caveat: If your sister intends to put lots of money into a bank account--or in any other kind of financial account--she may be at risk of having to explain where she is getting the money.

Q: I live in CA. I am not represented. What would be the appropriate DWC forms to address the following?







William John Light answered on Jul 8, 2019

Get a workers comp attorney for your case, or pay for a full consultation on how to address the issues you raise. This forum is not for detailed, free advice on how to litigate your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arizona on

Q: I received fully favorable decision on my SSDI 6/19The judge agreed that I became disabled April15, 2016. I didn’t apply

For SSDI until Jan 3

2017. How far is my back pay? Are the rules correct that I can be paid only up to 12 months less the 5 month waiting period??

Don Antonio Fendon answered on Jul 8, 2019

The claimant applying for Social Security Title II disability benefits can receive retroactive benefits for up to 12 months from the date of filing for disability. Since the claimant was found to be disabled on April 15, 2016, and he/she did not file until January 3, 2017, the Administration can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Social Security for California on

Q: I receive SSI. Have I committed fraud by not timely reporting a change timely?

I receive SSI (Social Security Supplemental Security Income.). I failed to report a change in a timely manner and as a result was overpaid. I did eventually report it. Just not in a timely manner. Is is problematic whether the over payment would have been discovered, expect for my bringing to the... Read more »

Marc David Pelta answered on Jul 7, 2019

More information is needed for me to correctly answer your (good) question.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Consumer Law and Banking for Arizona on

Q: I am on social security disability my mother has been my payee i have noticed more and more money coming up short bills

Not being paid tried getting info about my account only to find outonly she has access to the account and only she can make any changes or access statements what can i do i am now homeless her and my brother just tell me i don't have any money left the only bill thats paid is a 33 dollar monthly... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 5, 2019

If you have reason to suspect that the payee on your Social Security Disability account is either not giving you sufficient walk-around money to use, or is spending your benefits on things other than your living expenses you should contact the Social Security Administration; there is probably a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Social Security for Georgia on

Q: Can divorced spouse with not enough credits apply for SSI at 65. Without waiting 2 years after divorce

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 2, 2019

Yes, but the benefits will be less than if you wait until full retirement age.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Social Security for North Carolina on

Q: There are 6 heirs .My parents passed away and I have filed for my as I there doctors say I'm disability but want pay me

Until the estate is settled I thought I can't sell my part if the other5 heirs want let me what. Can I do to get my money I need

Charles Evan Lohr answered on Jun 30, 2019


Feel free to contact me at 919-348-9211 or I think I can help you but need more details.

Thank you,

Evan Lohr


1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on

Q: I was recently granted disability. I asked my lawyers office if that included social security and the girl said no

Social security office said that I can’t apply for both. Which is correct?

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jun 20, 2019

Ask the Lawyer in the office not the "girl".

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on

Q: Hi my wife is younger than me and on SSI disability. I am at full retirement age. Am I allowed to apply for spousal SSI

Spousal SSI and then delay taking my own SSI until a later date.

Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on Jun 18, 2019

I am afraid there is no spousal SSI which is a welfare program. If you are at full retirement age, then you can apply for your Social Security Retirement benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on

Q: can social security have you thrown in jail for overpaying you 10s of thousands of dollars

Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on Jun 18, 2019

This depends whether or not there is fraud on your part. Usually, Social Security just declares an overpayment and asks you to pay it back.

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