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Q: Social Security Administration 6401 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21235-0001

The OMB control number for collection of this information is 0960-0789.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 8, 2019

What are we supposed to do with this?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Child Support and Social Security for Washington on
Q: I’m ilegal in United state I’m have 18 years old my dad kick me out because he don’t want to have expenses with me

I’m come when I’m have 14 years old my mom is in my country she leave me alone because she married with other man and not one can’t take care of me I’m came here my dad change a lot he married with other woman she don’t like me he put me work when I’m have 15 because he don’t want to... Read more »

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook answered on Oct 7, 2019

Honey I'm so sorry you're going through this. You should go to Catholic Social Services, if you can find one. If your dad has papers you may be able to get your green card through being a trafficking victim. You might be able to find help here: Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer in 2017 I received chemo and radiation and now taking medications

I was out of work for a year and then went back part time. I am now back full time and was advised to still go ahead and try for back pay for the time I was out of work. I still suffer from ptsd and anxiety as well as in these side effects from the medicine. I am trying to work as I have 3 small... Read more »

Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan answered on Oct 7, 2019

If you are found to have been disabled for at least 1 year, then yes, you are entitled to benefits, even if it was for a prior period, and no longer need it going forward. However, you can only get benefits going back 1 year from when you apply.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Q: Is my wife eligible for Social Security Disability?

My wife, 57, is legally blind. Her vision has steadily gone downhill for 15-20 years and hasn't driven since 2005. She hasn't worked since 1995 after our second daughter was born.

L. David Ferrari
L. David Ferrari answered on Oct 3, 2019

Maybe, but unlikely. If she is qualified for disability for medical reasons, because she has not paid into Title 2 AKA SSDI since 1995, she would not qualify financially. The other benefit available IF she medically qualifies, is Supplemental Security Income AKA Title 16 or SSI.

SSI is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Q: I finally got approved for disability. I have a brain tumor for which i had surgery on May 2, 2016. Its location

Prevented total removal. It is a meningioma located near my pituitary gland. It obstructed my left orbital nerve. I’m blind in my left eye. I’m now hypothyroid and tired all the time. I had a stroke in April 2018. I haven’t worked since surgery. I was looking forward to returning... Read more »

L. David Ferrari
L. David Ferrari answered on Oct 3, 2019

There is too little in your statement to give a helpful answer beyond speculation. It may be SSA is just slow in getting you your back pay. They often take 3 months to process it and can take more time. At this point, no lawyer will want to help you because you have already won and they can make no... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Bankruptcy for Alabama on
Q: I got denied disability and need a financial aid lawyer to help with my appeal
Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan answered on Sep 30, 2019

You should search for legal aid in Alabama, and see what is available close to you. If you don't qualify, keep in mind that most attorneys will only charge you if successful in finding you disabled.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Social Security for Michigan on
Q: If a person on SSI/medicaid wanted to go on a cruise, are they able to pay for their caretaker's ticket without penalty?

I'm physically disabled from brain cancer. I require a wheelchair, receive SSI/Medicaid and have a registered in-home caretaker from the state of Michigan. I would like to go on a cruise, but it would be necessary that my caretaker come along with me. Can I pay for their ticket and have it count... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 26, 2019

The $10,000 inheritance is disqualifying income in the month of receipt. There is not much you can do about that. If you still have that money on hand on the first day of the following month, sitting in a regular ol' checking account, for example, it will be a countable asset and that will again... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hey Will I go to jail for retail theft the items was only $39. I also have a prior retail theft in 2016 will I do jail ?
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 23, 2019

Almost surely not. Probation.

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Q: My boyfriend is going through a divorce can he lose his disability when property and money is divided

Will this make him lose his disability? Or how does he keep from losing his disability benefits? rental properties and other real estate has to be divided

Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on Sep 9, 2019

As a Virginia Social Security Disability lawyer, I can tell you this divorce should have no impact on his disability. However, he should verify this with his divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Health Care Law and Social Security for Florida on
Q: Can my father pass an inheritance he will receive to his kids without reporting it an losing his medical benefits ?

So my father is on his fathers Will an will receive about $40,000. his father is medically unable to change the will at this time. My father is on Social security disability, has medicare an medicaid which are very important because he needs them to pay for dialysis. I heard that if he gets this... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Sep 5, 2019

You can disclaim an inheritance but it won't necessarily go to his kids. There are also exemptions on medicaid/care for lump sums.

I would suggest hiring an attorney to advise him on this. If you don't do it correctly it'll be bad.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Im looking a kick the door open lawyer!

I have two polices with aig AD&D my company keeps telling me for a month now there reviewing my case. I lost my shoulder, arm, & hand due to part injury and part cancer. I have paid in full to aig and now i should collect. Please let me know what you think.

Ronald Dean Gresham
Ronald Dean Gresham answered on Sep 4, 2019

HI. I will need more information from you to answer your question. How did you lose shoulder, arm, and hand due in part to an injury? What injury? You can always email me directly at or call me at 972-387-4040 and ask for Dean Gresham.

Thank you.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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