Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: I came to the USA legally and have a green card for 54 years can I still receive social security if deported?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Social Security for New York on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

You should contact Social Security for an answer. But just being arrested for a crime or crimes is not grounds for deportation unless there is also a conviction.
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Q: I retired in 2016 at age 60. My deceased husband will be 65 in April, can I collect his social security?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Michigan on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Prior to your full retirement age, you may claim reduced benefits based on your deceased husband's earning records. If he was receiving a reduced benefit before he passed away, your benefits would be based on his reduced benefits. So, unless he claimed his benefits before full retirement age, your benefit amount would be based on your age, not his.

You can sign up for an online account at, which may be able to give you more detailed information about your benefits.
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Q: Need help finding the right lawyer for probono in West Texas... complex divorce/CPS/defamation of character case?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Probate and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jan 15, 2018

You may need one family lawyer and one probate lawyer. Using the Find a Lawyer function on the State Bar of Texas website, you may find a probate lawyer who will take the probate case and be reimbursed from the estate. If you are destitute, you can file an Affidavit of Indigency asking the court to waive court fees. You can also seek legal representation through Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid or Volunteer Legal Services. If you do not qualify financially, you can seek representation for people...
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Q: How difficult or easy is it typically to get a Social Security overpayment erased via bankruptcy? I live in Cleveland,OH

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018

Bankruptcy, while it may wipe out some other debts making this one easier to pay, isn't going to wipe this out. He needs a lawyer to help him demonstrate to SS that he didn't cause the overpayment or benefit from it so that they go after the right people and also so that he avoids potential criminal charges.
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Q: My social security number was shared to over 350 employees in an email without my knowledge or consent. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Identity Theft and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 7, 2018

I'm very sorry that this happened. You should understand, though, that no matter how jarring or tortious an act may be that certain strict time limits apply. I believe that your factual scenario may touch upon two areas of the law - the first is state tort law and the second is federal employment rights. If I were you, I'd look for attorneys that focus on the latter because there are probably certain nooks and crannies to your particular case that a state tort attorney may pass over.
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Q: If my father is under the care of his brother who is not using his disability check correctly

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Elder Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018

If you feel that your father is being financially abused by his brother the first step would be to file a report with adult protective services in your area. You may also want to file a petition for appointment of yourself as conservator of the person and estate of your father. Consult with an attorney in your area to determine whether this is a viable option. You can find out more about conservatorships on your local superior court website. Many courts offer conservatorship workshops for...
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Q: Who has access to the social security number.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

It is very likely that they do have the number.
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Q: What can I do about attorney signing my name to a document in my social security disability case?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Social Security for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

You should make sure that your current attorney knows of the forgery. You can also report the attorney to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
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Q: Are there any circumstances where you can access Social Security before the minimum age limit?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017

Most commonly if you are disabled.

There may be benefits for older adults with young children.

Costs nothing to call Social Security direct.
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Q: What if we never hear from Social Security?

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 22, 2017

You can call the claims examiner for an update. Also, you can acquire attorney representation at the initial application level. You do not need to wait until you are denied.
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Q: So when I was 16 my mom used my SSI back owe to buy herself a van. She jusitified it by saying it was for me.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 21, 2017

While you are a minor she is to use that money to assist you but may use it on items that assist the family, such as rent, food. You could make a claim against her for the money but assuming your household was needy enough for you to qualify for SSI, she should be able to show that the money was not spent on items for her use only.

The cost of going to court and trying to make a claim for a purchase money security interest in the car, and then get the title transfered is going to be...
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Q: Can I sue my mom for not paying me money she owes me?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Idaho on
Answered on Dec 20, 2017

Courts in most states would construe such an arrangement as a gratuitous promise, unsupported by consideration, and therefore unenforceable at law. In short if you attempted to engage in litigation to recover the requested sum it is unlikely that you will be successful.
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Q: i have oab or overactive bladder disorder, and terrible lower back pain do i qualify

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for California on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017

qualify haven't said, so we can't help you.
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Q: Can I get a free lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for New York on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017

The New York State Department of Labor is very good. For smaller claims such as yours filing a complaint with them for unpaid wages may work. Governor Cuomo and his state agencies are great! They truly care about all people who choose to live in our great state!
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Q: My mother opened a credit card in my name using my social security number. What can she do? Without pressing charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017

If you don't want to press charges, you can contact the credit card company and ask them to cancel the card and any transactions your mother ran on the card. You may be able to file a civil lawsuit against her, but you'd almost certainly have to pay an attorney a significant retainer and you're not going to get any money from your mother if she doesn't have any in the first place. I don't recommend filing a lawsuit against your mother.
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Q: how can a WCJ rule on a second LMS with out a change in evidence

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Constitutional Law and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

The nature of workers' compensation allows for change in condition both physical and financial. If additional better paying jobs are now available within your restrictions, the defendant can certainly attempt to modify or suspend your benefits based upon the new economic reality. You are also allowed to dispute these claims through evidence regarding your physical limitation as well as through vocational evidence disputing the jobs and availability of the jobs.

I assume you have an...
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Q: I'm a 34 yr old disabled widow what funds are available

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Health Care Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for SSI benefits. Contact your local Social Security office to execute the initial application. Be certain to know what impairments you have, when you were diagnosed, and by doctor/medical facility. Be able to detail why your impairments prevent you from working or earning more income.
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Q: how do i obtain my social security number and photo id

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

Contact Social Security to obtain a copy of your Social Security card.
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Q: If im on medicaid and ssi and i give my child his fathers last name will they go after him for child support?

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

Social Security will not compel the other parent to pay child support. Child support is effectuated by judicial court order only. Social Security does not have standing with the court to request a child support but order against the other parent. The other parent's contribution to the household should have already been factored into your financial eligibility assessment.
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Q: If I have a lot of monthly retirement income from my 401K, does that disqualify me for receiving social security

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Idaho on
Answered on Dec 11, 2017

No, it doesn't. There are, of course, exceptions like if you're talking about some forms of Social Security Disability.
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