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Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: What must I do to receive SSI when my husband makes to much money. Do I need to fill for devorice or legal separation?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 30, 2016

I'm assuming you don't qualify for Social Security Disability under your own earnings record. If you file for divorce but are in the household you may have issues. If the real issue is medical care, you may be able to apply for adult basic. Suggest you speak with a local disability advocate to discuss your particular issues and other ways of filling the gap.
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Q: Father in law was working part-time but had to quit - dialysis 3 days a week. If on medicare can he get SS benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

You cannot get both social security retirement and social security disability benefits at the same time (if that is what you are asking).
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Q: birth name change, born in Ohio in 1944, have used my present name for over 35 years. my social security name is in the

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

It is a long and frustrating process, but keep at it--you need to have it set up to make sure a) your "account" has credited the years you worked and b) that you get the proper retirement amount. If you run into true roadblocks (not just a lot of legwork--that is your job, not theirs), then at that point contact your Congressperson.
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Q: Sons father passed away. He receives a ssi check in the amount of $300month. is that a normal amount for one child?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Son's guardian should check with social security;. If father passed, note there may be life insurance policies that benefit the son that people have forgotten about.
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Q: What can I do when I find someone has my stolen bike, but the guy bought it on street, shop or online?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Report it to the police, so at a minimum they can find out where the guy bought it from--if he did.
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Q: I was injured in 2014, qualified for SSDI and my LTD insurance cut me off in April 2016. What recourse do I have?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Aug 23, 2016

You have to appeal the Long term Disabiltiy cut off. Not sure why medicare isn't covering you--a good Medicare B would mean no deductibles. As to your auto, check and make sure that when you bought it you didn't purchase disability coverage. Even if you are sure you didn't, it sometimes happens you did.Talk to a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles long term care insurance issues.
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Q: In the state of Virginia can child support be deducted from a social security disability check

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 22, 2016

Generally speaking, social security is offset by your child support payments. Talk with a Family Law attorney for more information.
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Q: Can i get a lump sum for my ssdi?

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 20, 2016

If you are asking whether the SSA will give you a lump sum for future social security disability benefits, I have never heard of them doing such a thing because there is no way to know how much longer you will live. If you are in the process of trying to obtain benefits, you get a lump sum for past due benefits and the amount depends on the date you are determined to have been disabled.
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Q: son receives check from father passing away. what is normal monthly amount?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016

You do not get nearly the amount of money the person paying taxes into the system would have received. I have seen checks as low as $50 and as high as $700. It really depends on how much the wage earner earned during his lifetime and how many recipients are collecting on the benefits. There is a family maximum so if there are quite a few claimants, everyone's check will be reduced so that the family maximum is not exceeded.
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Q: ALJ granted disability hearing postponement but I need more time to find new lawyer and build more medical records.

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016

You have Internet access; presumably you have a telephone. There is no reason on earth you need more than three months to find an attorney to take your case (if it is a valid case). So in my opinion the ALJ will not grant a further continuance.
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Q: I have a civil suit against social security. Its been 3 months and have not recieved an answer from them yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016

Rare for a default to be entered against the government. You should be hearing from the US Attorneys office shortly.
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Q: I was in a car wreck a year ago I suffered a dislocated hip and my pelvic bone was broke in 3 places and a stretched,

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016

Likely but your doctors have to say that you can't do anything else. You may have wage loss benefits through the car wreck, and depending on how it happened you may have other claims and if you haven't already should talk to a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice--we give free consultations so you can have detailed answers. Certainly begin by getting he paperwork from your local Social Security office. If your wreck was caused by a drunk driver you may be able to get medical bills paid by the...
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Q: DIAGNOSED W/PTSD BY WORK. COMP DR. 2 COURT APPT. DRS. HAD ROTATOR CUFF BACK &PLASTIC SURG CAN I FILE SS DISABILITY?

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016

Yes indeed, though you want to consujlt with your comp attorney--and get your medical records--for social security. The reason is that there is a workers comp offset for social security. You want to keep your workers comp medical benefits because they give you more extensive physical therapy than medicare does.
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Q: How come there are not more class action lawsuits against the social security administration for systematic bias

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 17, 2016

Very few judges are as you say.It's a human system so not everyone will be perfect, but administrative law judges go through rigorous selection and training, in addition to having had to have had a number of years of being a lawyer. Many people don't understand that to get Social Security you have to show not just that you can't do your old job but that you can't physically do any job that exists in large numbers. That means exists. It does not mean that you would be hired. It does not mean...
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Q: they stop the payment for SSI because I have a saving account which I forget about it. I did an appeal, I need an advice

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 17, 2016

First you can have an account--it just can't have more than $2500 in it. Best bet is to see if you can work out a "spend down"

but first check with legal aid/legal services to see if under your facts you can ask for a "waiver" of the condition of having a bank account.Get a run showing what you had in and when to show the legal aid people.
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Q: I was recently awarded a Fully Favorable SSDI decision. I owe back taxes. Will this come out of lump sum?

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 17, 2016

on plan vs lump best advice you will get is from a real CPA (NOT the "we have saved people from IRS debt" places that advertise).
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Q: can I get power of attorney over my 27 year old son?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 16, 2016

Yes, you can. Consult with a probate attorney - you might need to be appointed as a guardian or conservator as well as get a power of attorney.
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Q: How can my dad collect his SS retirement earned over 25 years of working in the U.S. even if he now resides in Mexico?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 13, 2016

You do not have to live in the US in order to collect SS retirement. Many retirees get their SS checks/deposits each month even though they live in another country. Some people retire to whatever country they grew up in while others (e.g. people born and raised in the US) purposely choose to live in a country where the costs of living are cheaper.

I assume people who live outside the US just get their SS electronically deposited in to their bank account and then somehow manage to...
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Q: I need to know why a portion of ssi back pay can't be saved for emergencies ? What if there are house or car repair ?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Aug 13, 2016

SSI is needs based and has strict asset and income restrictions. It might not be right that a person with SSI cannot save for a "rainy day," but that is how the law is written. You can be completely and totally disabled but if you do not qualify for SSDI and you have too many assets or too much household income, you do not get SSI.
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Q: I have a case coming up and I have to find some legal advice or representation. This is for a SSDI adjustment or review.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 11, 2016

Why not ask legal aid? For this type of thing there is often a fee if you use a private attorney. You need to explain why recoupment woiuld be "against equity and good conscience."
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