Social Security Questions & Answers by State

Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: I have just returned from working abroad - does any of that work qualify for social security?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Did they withhold social security and medicare.
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Q: Can my fiancee sue for short term disability after she appealed with work and was still denied?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

You should talk to a lawyer who handles those, however disability claim on migraines is very tough.
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Q: I had a sad hearing and the vocation expert said I could only do light duty. Mailroom or housekeeping. Do I win the case

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

If they said you could do light duty and that jobs existed for that, likely no.
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Q: I want to buy a home and rent out part of it, how do I do this lawfully and abide by rules for SSD?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Ask them for the brochure and rules. There should be examples that would guide you. Generally, you don't want to be "hands on." You do the repairs, then you are "active." it may be best to hire an agent who handles those aspects--eats in to the possible income but gets you out of a tangle with social security.
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Q: Can Social Security Open a new disability claim for you without talking to you about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Why not go into the office and ask them. In certain circumstances it's possible they may do him a favor.
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Q: I am 19 years old and I am currently going to school in Massachusetts, and I used to live in New York.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

If she doesn't give them to you, you can file for new ones. It is a federal crime to withhold such documents of yours. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...
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Q: I'm set to retire will that affect my workers comp that is pending?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Not medical benefits under work comp. If you are working now and retire but later become disabled you probably cannot qualify for disability wages

You may want to consider getting an attorney to help consider a settlement
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Q: When her husband retires at 65, can she take her ss benefits as his wife?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for New York on
Answered on Jun 7, 2017

Your question is unclear. Social security accrues to individuals who reach retirement age and who have paid into the system. Based on what you wrote and what I can surmise from it, yes his benefits would be higher...
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Q: I receive SSI & had an accident. I will be receiving a settlement, will it affect my SSI payments, medicaid or EBT

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Michigan on
Answered on May 29, 2017

Yes. You need to arrange a "spend down." Discuss this with your attorney.
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Q: How do I file a case against social security

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Depends on the reason.

You may mean file case with Social Security.

If, so, you can do it at a Social Security Office or, in some cases, online.
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Q: Can a tenn lawyer represent me in florida for ssi

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on May 23, 2017

The SSI hearing tribunal will have specific rules regarding who may practice before it. The Tennessee attorney should check whether those rules allow him or her to represent you.
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Q: Can I receive my fathers social security benefits if he passed

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 22, 2017

No. His benefits were his.

Minor and disabled children may qualify.
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Q: Can I file for bankruptcy after I've filed for social security disability

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on May 18, 2017

Yes, you can file for Bankruptcy. Social Security Benefits are exempt from Bankruptcy and Creditors
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Q: Received demand for $1700 from the IRS for 2015 tax return. My wife received $14k for disability for 2015.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Tax Law for Florida on
Answered on May 17, 2017

I would suggest having a tax professional review the details of this payment and the IRS correspondence with you. Certain types of disability payments, such as payments through disability insurance paid for with after-tax earnings, are non-taxable. Other types of disability payments are fully taxable, such as disability pensions paid directly from the employer. Social Security Disability payments may be taxable based on other income received. IRS Publication 907 provides some of the general...
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Q: Can a 16 year old work while they get a Social Security check each month?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 13, 2017

Depends on why they are getting social security checks.
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Q: My husband passed away and now my kids are getting survivor benefits can they garnish their benefits

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on May 12, 2017

The answer should be no. The benefits your children are receiving are for themselves. They're not some sort of inheritance from your husband's estate that the state can lay claim to.
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Q: What do a man's children need to do after his unexpected death ?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Native American Law, Probate and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 11, 2017

Your CHILDREN'S relationship is not one of 'common law' and assuming they are over the age of majority, they should contact a MA lawyer to determine if probate is needed, and what they need to do to assert a claim.

If they are NOT yet of the age of majority, YOU can act on their behalf. The procedure for doing that varies from state to state, so again, contact a MA attorney to determine what you need to do and how to proceed.

Bear in mind, if there were no probate estate...
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Q: If your cost of living goes up can you change your SSDI benefits?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 5, 2017


But every year Social Security adjusts benefits to add a cost of living increase.

To your basic question, no you can't move to New York City and ask for higher benefits because your cost of living went up.
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Q: How can I stop saying from stopping my SSI benefits because​ my husband is over his step dad's estate

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Probate and Social Security for California on
Answered on May 3, 2017

I don't understand your facts or your question. I suggest that you contact an attorney for a full consultation.
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Q: Which court do you go to in order to file for SSDI?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

To file for Social Security Disability you file the initial application either online or at your local office. To file online go to: or find a local office here: .

If you have already been denied by Social Security and have already appealed your case to the Appeals Council, and the Appeals Council denied your claim, then you would file in the Federal District Court in the state you live in.
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