Social Security Questions & Answers by State

Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: I won 1000 dollars on scratch off. I get 1500 in ssd. I am 24 years old. Do I need to report taxes or something

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on May 19, 2016

Yes, on your taxes, you need to report any income from all sources without exception.
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Q: I live in Florida. Why is the claim being decided by an adjudicator in Kentucky

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Health Care Law and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Because it is Social Security administrative law. My guess is the Social Security Administration doesn't have venue rules requiring that a matter be adjudicated in the state in which the applicant resides. I suggest that you contact the SSA and ask whether and how it can be transferred to somewhere closer. Alternatively, you can ask that any required hearings be telephonic.
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Q: Need advice for up coming appointment

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

The best advice is to be honest. Since the Justia Q&A is not privileged (because no attorney client relationship exists), coaching cannot be provided. I recommend that you bring all relevant medical and SSD documents with you - you probably won't need them, but you never know...
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Q: I was turned down for survivor's social security because my husband and I were not married 9 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 7, 2016

See: https://www.ssa.gov/redbook/index.html

See also: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0404.html
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Q: The court ordered to Resp, w/ no income, to pay Petitioner’s attorney’s fees, subject to future employment and income.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Probate and Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

Yes, the court can sanction you conditioned on your future income. It is inherent in the court's power to sanction parties.

If you die, your wife and children are not responsible for your debts, your estate is responsible for those debts. In a probate of your estate, the creditors of your estate would have to file a creditor claim against your estate's assets.
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Q: My Mother in law and her husband reside in a senior housing community. He is now hospitalized and

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 27, 2016

If the money is in a joint account, it belongs to both of them regardless of the initial source of the money.
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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
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Q: 34 years old. Unemployed do to back injury. Advise on if there is anything I can do to help win my ssdi denial appeal?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Oct 21, 2015

Get an attorney on your side.
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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.
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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...
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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