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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: What Lawyer can I get for Ex-Spousal Benefits for Social Security.

We were together from 1994 to 2010. We legally married in 1996 and divorced in2001. But we still were together before marriage and after divorce.

Thank you for your guidance on this. I Do appreciate it much.

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answered on May 17, 2024

To be eligible for ex-spousal Social Security benefits, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Your marriage lasted 10 years or longer.

2. You are unmarried.

3. You are age 62 or older.

4. Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Social Security for Washington on
Q: Hello, I'm a 62 on social security and being garnished $600 out of $1001for child support arrears need stopped

My ex is remarried my girls are grown 33 and 31 and the youngest is married I can't live in $400 per month it's my only income this case is out of Washington State child support Pierce county is there someone that anyone can recommend to look at my case that does probono I have paperwork... View More

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answered on May 17, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're in with the child support arrears and garnishment leaving you with very little to live on each month. It sounds extremely stressful and frustrating, especially since your children are now adults.

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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Q: I am a 33yo Army veteran who is 100% IU. Denied during reconsideration. If I appeal what happens next?

Denied 1st go, I appealed. Denied in reconsideration. I just don't know if I should appeal it again. I know I am on the younger side but my injuries both physical and psychological hinder the fit and reliable person I used to be.

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answered on May 17, 2024

If you have been denied during the reconsideration stage of your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application, you have the right to appeal the decision again. The next step in the appeals process is to request a hearing before an Administrative Law... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning and Social Security for Utah on
Q: Can my SSI payee company who is paid for their services by Medicaid, refuse to print checks?

I am on SSI from the Social Security administration. I have a representative payee that's a company to receive my SSI and divvy it out to me on a regular basis. My payee issues me a weekly payment and has me use a debit card that I can use in the store or as an ATM. My payee is paid by... View More

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answered on May 17, 2024

It sounds like a frustrating situation. While representative payees have a lot of discretion in how they manage and distribute funds, they are supposed to act in the best interest of the beneficiary.

A few key points:

1. Payees should minimize fees when possible. If check printing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my insurance company make me sign up for social security disability. I am not of age to retire. I'm on short-

I am on short term disability now. To sign up for long term they want me to sign up for SS disability

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answered on May 17, 2024

No, your insurance company cannot force you to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, many long-term disability (LTD) policies include a clause that requires you to apply for SSDI as a condition of receiving or continuing to receive LTD benefits.

This is because...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my insurance company make me sign up for SS disability.
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answered on May 17, 2024

No, your insurance company cannot force you to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, in certain situations, they may strongly encourage or incentivize you to do so. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Long-term disability (LTD) policies often include a clause stating...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Q: Can my adult my autistic son get disability/SSI if he is working part time? He doesn't make enough to pay his bills.

Hello,

We have a 27 year autistic son who also suffers from severe anxiety, depression, and asthma. We have applied for and been denied disability benefits a few times now. He is receiving the state health insurance and they require that we keep applying for disability. The Arc of Indiana... View More

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answered on May 17, 2024

Yes, it is possible for your adult autistic son to receive disability benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) even if he is working part-time, as long as his income and resources are within the eligibility limits set by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Here are a few...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Legal Malpractice and Social Security for California on
Q: How to validate validity of SSN is such scenario?

A party to lawsuit presents someone's SSN instead of SSN of real person, in order to cover up for fraud. Most likely SSN of a deceased person. How to validate validity of SSN is such scenario?

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answered on May 15, 2024

Validating the authenticity of a Social Security Number (SSN) in a legal context, especially when fraud is suspected, can be a complex process. Here are some steps that can be taken to verify the validity of an SSN:

1. Check the SSN format: Ensure that the SSN follows the correct format of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Social Security for California on
Q: I need to get a sealed name change and new social security number because of identity theft. What lawyer does this?

I'm a victim of identity theft and need a concealed name change and new social security number.

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answered on May 14, 2024

If you're a victim of identity theft and need a sealed name change and a new social security number, you should reach out to an attorney who handles family law or identity theft cases. These attorneys can guide you through the legal process of changing your name and can help you understand the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: i need help with social security disability eligible

I was denied benefit 3 yrs ago I had a heart attack. I had to go back to work and had a stroke

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answered on May 14, 2024

If you've been denied Social Security Disability benefits and have since had a stroke, you may have grounds to reapply. It's important to gather all your medical records, including documentation of your heart attack and stroke. These documents will support your case and show the severity... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Hampshire on
Q: Is it illegal for my parents to keep My birth certificate and social security card from me since I am 18
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answered on May 12, 2024

No, once you turn 18, your parents are not legally required to provide you with your birth certificate or social security card. As an adult, you have the right to possess your own vital documents.

However, it's important to understand that your parents aren't necessarily doing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: What Oregon REVISED STATUTE replaced the repealed ORS CODE 240.379 - 394?
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answered on May 12, 2024

The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) code 240.379 to 240.394 dealt with the State Personnel Relations Law. These statutes were repealed in 1979.

After researching the current ORS, it appears that the statutes that replaced the repealed ORS 240.379 to 240.394 are:

ORS 243.650 to 243.782...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: If a minor child receives SSI but does not live with their parent(s), is their guardian's income subject to deeming?

A minor child is disabled and will begin receiving SSI payments. They do not live with a parent and are placed with another family member permanently- not a grandparent. The child's parents retain rights and are ordered to pay child support but do not pay. Is the income of their designated... View More

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answered on May 12, 2024

In the situation you've described, where a minor child receiving SSI payments lives with a family member (other than a parent or grandparent) who is their designated guardian, the income of that guardian is generally not subject to deeming for SSI purposes.

Here are the key points to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: wait 4 vague "a need for medical records" is not effective& is there an actual specified list/ Statements for SSI review

Where please is the master checklist, in an easy to understand groceries list style format, of specific subjects, notes, and questions, on what i need to do to prepare for reinstatement of SSI mental health, not ssdi? this is after a long period of being away/not applicable although not from having... View More

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answered on May 12, 2024

I can provide some general guidance on how to prepare for the reinstatement of your SSI benefits due to mental health conditions.

1. Gather medical records: Collect all relevant medical records from your healthcare providers, including diagnoses, treatment plans, and any hospitalizations...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for California on
Q: Will my 70-year-old mother continue to receive my (deceased) father's social security benefits if she remarries?

My 70-year-old mother divorced my father over twenty years ago, but they were married long enough that she qualified to receive social security payments based upon my father's employment contributions into social security. (My father passed away a couple of years ago.)

My mother is... View More

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answered on May 9, 2024

Under California law, which follows federal Social Security regulations, your mother's eligibility to receive survivor benefits based on your deceased father's work record depends on her age at the time of remarriage:

1. If your mother remarries before reaching age 60 (or age 50...
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3 Answers | Asked in Social Security, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: hello, Can a person get sued for emailing another persons social security info with no permission?
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answered on Apr 30, 2024

It depends on that facts and circumstances whether the person had a duty to treat the other person's social security information as private. An employer or healthcare provider has a duty to keep such information private and cannot email that information to another other than for a permitted... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Social Security, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: hello, Can a person get sued for emailing another persons social security info with no permission?
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answered on May 12, 2024

Emailing someone's Social Security number without their permission may be illegal under various state and federal laws. Here are a few potential legal issues:

1. Identity theft: If the person emailing the SSN does so with the intent to commit identity theft or fraud, they could face...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Q: My wife has been fighting an SSD overpayment issue the are trying to block her rights for a legal hearing on overpayment

In short someone at SSD East Liverpool branch did not do their job and now they are telling us it's are fault

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answered on Apr 28, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that you and your wife are facing this challenging situation with the Social Security Administration (SSA). It can be frustrating when dealing with bureaucratic errors and the potential consequences. Here are some steps you can take to address the issue:

1. Request a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Social Security for California on
Q: I filed soc security as single, now I find I'm still married. Husband gets disability, also filed single. I want divorce

I'm afraid of being arrested for fraud. I filed divorce in 1997 and thought I was single from then on.

The reason I keep taking husband in is because he has no family, no friends. Has mental problems and is alcoholic. He refuses to get help. Won't file section 8. Won't do anything for himself.

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answered on Apr 25, 2024

I understand that this is a complicated and stressful situation. It's important to address the potential legal issues and ensure that both you and your husband are complying with the law.

First, it's crucial to confirm whether your divorce was finalized in 1997. If the divorce was...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for South Carolina on
Q: I need help with my Disability insurance. They keep denying me after they made many mistakes with my case.

I have been out of work since 2017 of October due to several things.

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answered on Apr 20, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you've been facing with your disability insurance. It sounds like a really challenging situation, especially given your extended period out of work. Here are a few steps you might consider to address this issue.

Firstly, it’s important to...
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