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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are the guidelines for California ssdi

I worked most of my life and did pay into disability benefits. I was not employed at the time of my injury and was granted ssi. Can I put in an appeal to get ssdi benefits?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 22, 2020



1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for North Carolina on
Q: My company had my social security number wrong for a number of years. Do I need a lawyer to fix this?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jan 22, 2020

You are not required to hire an attorney to fix the problem but it would be a lot simpler.

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Tax Law for Florida on
Q: I am 67 years old living on Social Security. I was not filing Income taxes. I have an outstanding student loan.
Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger answered on Jan 16, 2020

What is your question? If it is whether you have a filing obligation, that depends on how much Social security you are receiving.

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Q: “Secured Futures” 4747 E. Elliot Rd. # 29-217 Phoenix AZ 85044 and 9633 S 48th St. #290 Phoenix AZ 85044. #602-635-6674

I AM VICTIM OF “SECURED ALLIANCE.” This is the fraudulent and illegal name of the people covering MY contract original fully fraudulent. They still have ALL MY MONEY, just in their overall custody and they BLOCKED EVERY FORM OF COMMUNICATION WITH ME. They given me proof of fraud and proof in... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 15, 2020

Posting the name of some company you are angry at on this website does you no good.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate and Social Security for Mississippi on
Q: I have a step sister who has my father's power of attorney and he has passed away. She is saying she is also incharge of

his estate. I have never seen his will or anything. She claims he has a lot of debt. She is wanting my social security # because she cashed his check for December the month he died. She states she needs that so they can take the funds out of the estate. Thank You Annette

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 12, 2020

The only way that she can legitimately be put in charge of the estate is if she already filed the paperwork with a chancery court and the court appointed her as the executrix over your father's estate.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Social Security for Indiana on
Q: What does the judges consider when going into disability hearing for my child

I'm trying to get ready for my daughter's hearing at the end of the month in January for disability but I don't know what to look for or what the judge is going to consider

Lakeyta Brown
Lakeyta Brown answered on Jan 6, 2020

I strongly urge you to seek the help of a SSA Attorney. Attorneys who handle Ssa Disability claims for adults and children who are applicants on “initial claims” (that means people who have not received benefits and are appealing to try to get them BUT NOT people who were getting benefits and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Q: Letter from Pulmonologist says i cant work. Should that be good enough for the judge in my disability hearing coming up
Lakeyta Brown
Lakeyta Brown answered on Jan 6, 2020

A generalized letter that just states you cannot work is insufficient for a Judge to grant your claim. Ssa defines disability essentially as a medical condition that despite treatment by a doctor precludes the person/patient from working any job in the United States. Therefore, a doctor would also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Social Security, Trademark and Wrongful Death on
Q: So my passports is ready?

in my cirial number is for visitor wi logo

Now I have turbologo and I need to know my passports is ready

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

You could contact the Passport Agency/Passport Center handling your application/renewal. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Iowa on
Q: Ssi owes me money what can i do?
Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 31, 2019

Contact your local Social Security Administrative office and request an explanation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: If someone is approved for Supplemental Security Income, how does the person know what disorders qualified him for it.

A relative qualified for SSI; however, the Award Letter does not state the disorders that allowed him to receive disability payments. Because he has so many disorders, we don't know which one or which ones were used as the bases to qualify him. Who do we contact to receive this information?

Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 31, 2019

I would suggest that he contact the local Social Security Administrative office and ask for a breakdown. He will also receive an award letter that should provide a detailed explanation as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: I just won an SSD overpayment case. How can I recover my July 2019 payment that was taken from me?
Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 30, 2019

I would suggest that you contact your local Social Security Administrative office and present that question to them. They should have an estimated time frame for when you will receive payment. Congratulations!

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Social Security for North Carolina on
Q: My friend's elderly mother is being abused by her husband. What type of attorney does she need? Thank you.

She has some medical issues but it is of very sound mind. He physically roughed her up 3 months ago and she went to a local women's shelter. He is stealing all manner of money from her as she is retired and has a good pension. She left home and is living with my friend, her son. Her husband just... Read more »

Melissa Averett
Melissa Averett answered on Dec 22, 2019

She needs a family law/divorce attorney with experience in domestic violence issues, who practices in the county where she lives or where her husband lives.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Social Security for Nevada on
Q: How can I tell if a family member stole my identity and is collecting my disability?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 18, 2019

Contact social security.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Q: Someone pushed through the cracks how can I win my claim?

I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 11. It has caused me much issues throughout my life. My parents probably should have filed for disability as a young age but didn't. I left home with the age of 16 have been struggling since I am now 36 years old. I have had a few jobs none of them lasting... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 17, 2019

I'm sorry for the ordeal you are going through. A good starting point could be to contact attorneys who handle social security disability cases and discuss your situation in confidence with one. You could learn if you qualify for benefits, and as to your question of proving a disability, evidence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Utah on
Q: In Utah does Social security benefit payments made for your children count toward the child support that you owe?
Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Dec 16, 2019

You will want to look at Utah Code section 78B-12-203. Subsection 9(a) provides that "Social security benefits received by a child due to the earnings of a parent shall be credited as child support to the parent upon whose earning record it is based." If you meet those requirements the benefits... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for North Carolina on
Q: I was denied Social Security disability at my hearing date on November 21st I need a good appeals attorney are you able
Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 11, 2019

You will need to Request an Appeal at the Appeals Council level and hope that it is remanded back to the local office for re-evaluation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Arizona on
Q: I am without gainful employment with an unnoticed permanent total disability of a traumatic brain injury can I get help

Due to an industrial commission stipulation agreement the state of Arizona's benefits have been denied due to a false interpretation of the disability

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2019

I'm sorry for the impact this injury has had upon your life. You chose categories that make sense for injury/disability. But you mention the Industrial Commission of Arizona. If this involves an injury that occurred in the course of your employment, and you had a workers' compensation attorney at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: hello I've been approved for SSDI and SSI since September haven't got my first check yet and you want to reopen my case
Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 4, 2019

I would call the local Social Security Administrative office in your area. I would not reapply until you speak with them. You shouldn't have to apply again if you have an approval letter. It can sometimes take weeks and even several months to receive payment.

Attorney Scott F. Bocchio,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for West Virginia on
Q: I'm wanting to apply for disability I am diagnosed as manic depressive bipolar with adhd and ptsd how do I apply

I've never dealt with this and I really need the help I haven't been able to hold a job in over a year for more than a month I'm not very good with computers and I'm currently living in a really unhealthy living situation bc of my diagnosis and judgmental parents and zero income I just really need... Read more »

Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 4, 2019

We always suggest that you apply for SSDI and see if you are eligible. Please keep in mind, the process is tedious and can take as little as 3 months or as long as 24+ months. It's imperative to have all medical documentation and appointments up to date at all times.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: SS disability and collateral estoppel. My disabled adult daughter was awarded SSI. I am about to retire. I am told

SSI will end and she had to apply for SSDI. Will she have to go through another medical evaluation? I am told the disability decision from SSI may carry over to SSDI not that it will carry over.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 26, 2019

It should carry over. Check with your county's disability advocate, or if your daughter has a specific condition with an association that works for people with that condition (e.g., the MS Society). Good luck!

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