Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: I would like to appeal a Social Security increase in my Medicare B and prescription coverage drug coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 5, 2016

See this link for more information, and consider hiring an attorney so you know it is done correctly: https://socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/?gclid=CjwKEAiArdG1BRCLvs_q-IObwxMSJACXbLtzKHSaFEyhIVEUfHFW9vF5MT25zPItQTZRj_lbE6Tm6BoCc4fw_wcB

Q: I hired an attorney to help with my sons SSI appeal. Is it possible to change attorneys if I'm not happy with my mine?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 19, 2016

Wow, over a year! No hearing wait time lasts for over a year... Yes, you can fire your lawyer. This can be done by calling or mailing a letter to your lawyer stating that you are no longer interested in their representation. Make sure to request all your client files (you cannot be charged). You will have to pay fees for work already completed. If you have another lawyer you want to hire you may want to let the new lawyer handle the termination (esp. if the old lawyer hands you an unexpected...

Q: Can you use a social security number as an authenticate identity in the private sector

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

The context of this question is not clear.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific...

Q: Can a court of appeals deny a qualified person who has been on disability for 20 years benefits

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 10, 2015

Engage an experienced SSDI attorney to assist you in presenting the best case possible.

Q: WC checks exhausted does SS adjust my income?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 12, 2015

You should see the advice of an attorney that only does SSI to answer your question in detail. You may find such an attorney on the Atlanta Bar Referral Service and they have excellent attorney's on the panel that specialize in various fields so as for an attorney that does Social Security full time.

Q: Social Security and Inheritence

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 6, 2015

No, it will not. An inheritance is not considered income, so it wouldn't affect your income tax either.

Q: Why would a Social Security Appeals Judge ask for college transcripts

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 23, 2015

Depends upon what the appeal is about. If it has something to do with employability, transcripts might be pertinent.

Q: If my only income is social security and have default judgement from foreclosure. Can they freeze my bank account?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 19, 2015

You really need to retain an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense attorney. If you can't afford an attorney you need to contact legal services and the local law school legal clinics. Good luck.

Q: I was recorded at the Department of Social Security for an interview. But I had spoken in another language a few times,

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Arizona on
Answered on Oct 11, 2015

I'm not sure what your goal is here or why you were speaking to yourself during an interview. A social security / disability lawyer should be able to assist.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and...

Q: IVE BEEN WAITING 4 YEARS AND WONDER WHERE OR WHAT MY STATUS OF MY CASE IS MY LAWYERS HAVENT EVEN CONTACTED ME

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Oct 9, 2015

Social Security cases take a long time. 4 years strikes me as too long, though. If your lawyer won't contact you, fire him and hire another lawyer.

Andy

Q: I considered this l'm poor I get disability checks every month! Would it be advisable for me to hire my own attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2015

For what type of case? It is always advisable to hire your own attorney.

Q: Hi, I had been diagnosed with Multi Sclerosis (MS) about three years ago. Do I qualify for SSDI? Limping and no balance

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 14, 2015

Your best chance of getting SSDI is to retain a SSDI attorney. The attorney only gets paid if he wins the case for you. So it won't cost you anything and can make a huge difference. Good luck.

Q: If a couple files taxes together for over 10 years but is only married for just over 9, do survivor benefits apply?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 5, 2015

You did not give enough facts here, so the best thing to do is to actually talk with a social security lawyer.

Q: Both husband and wive are on SS. We have gotten a divorce. The husband's SS is higher than the wife's what can be done?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 4, 2015

That depends upon the facts, and all we know is only what you have written, which is not enough to conclude that something even can be done. When you have a legal problem, you need to speak with an attorney.

Q: My fiancé receives SSI. If we marry, can he collect SSD under my social security?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 4, 2015

Since you asked this question over two years ago, I must assume that you know the answer by now.

Q: I'm 72 retired w/hmo,my wife in nov.18 will be 64 & retired w/SS income of $.722 x mth.no health ins.what she can do??

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 4, 2015

Have you learned the answer to this question by now. She should apply for health insurance.

Q: If I cancel out of early retirement, does a minor losses SS payment? will I get a higher benefit at full retirement?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Aug 4, 2015

Apparently you have already chosen early retirement. Who has told you that you can cancel that?

Q: Does US Social Security payments count as income when calculating Australian Age pension?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 30, 2015

In Australia? Wow, I have no idea. You would need to ask an attorney in Australia. I don't believe this site includes attorneys from countries outside the US.

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