Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: Is using a random SSN illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
William John Light's answer
It could constitute mail fraud, wire fraud, etc.
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Q: I'm looking for a pro bono federal prosecutor in Boston, MA.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Pro bono prosecutor?? you cannpt hire a prosecutor. Prosecutors work for the government.

Call the Department of HHS. They have investigators
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Q: Which bank will Social Security send my money to the one that I most recently gave SS or the original one

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You will need to contact Social Security and ask them which one they have on file for you.
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Q: husband filed before 9th anniv. & divorce is final after 10 year, will I be able to get his social security benefits?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 31, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
As long as you are not divorced before your tenth anniversary you should be okay under the law as it currently exists. Have your attorney check for changes in the law, however, to be sure.
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Q: I’ve been on disability for 14 yrs, throat cancer, receiving SS and suplimental insurance. Aetna is now calling.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on May 24, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Require them to send you a letter containing their questions.
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Q: I'm on a probationary driving and I have 22 points up to date. I recently received a ticket for delaying traffic 39;456

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on May 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
It is a no MVC point ticket but your insurance company may still assess insurance eligibility points. With your record you may want to try the case and see if you can win.

Q: In 2015 my son was on S/S through my retirement. On 12/10/2015 he turned 18 and was enrolled in high school 12th grade.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Social Security for Louisiana on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
The SSA allows you to ask for them to forgive an overpayment IF (1) the overpayment is not your fault and (2) making you reimburse the overpayment would create a financial hardship. They are generally fair at granting this relief from my experience. Your son needs to contact the office listed on the letter he received ASAP to request this relief. He has a strict deadline within which he has to make his request. Good luck.

Q: How can I lift unjustifed 10years USA ban.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Native American Law, Securities Law and Social Security on
Answered on May 3, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
You can try contacting the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program at the following email address: https://www.dhs.gov/dhs-trip

Q: I have a vehicle registered /titled/insured in my name only. My wife took it and my key and won't return it what do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Social Security for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Apply for a lost title for the car. Then take the title with the vin number and your I’d to the dealership and have them make you a new key. Then go repossess or hire someone to repossess your car. Also make sure that you are not violating the dvo or any family court orders before you do so.

Q: Can a Notice of Errata be used to correct for factual error by the opposing litigant in civil case in fed distr Court?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Social Security for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
Joel Friedman's answer
I do not accept clients with United States District Court civil cases. My practice is limited to representation of individuals with Arizona work injury claims

Q: Applied for disability it was denied. Went to appeal that will take another 3-6 months. I have Ataxia. On SSA website

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Hi Scott:

Unfortunately many people get rejected, that should get approved thus the reason for us lawyers. However your appeal can take up to 1 year not just 3 to 6 months. I suggest you get a lawyer because obviously your medical proof was not enough and you only pay for your lawyer if you win out of your past due benefits.

Q: I applied for Security Disability and application was denied. I went to appeal and can take 3-6 months

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
We cannot help you with monetary assistance but a lawyer can help you to file an appeal of the decision, if you are under 55 that may be the reason as to the denial, however we would need to know more information. IN any event an attorney can help you with this and the fee is generally 25% of the past-due benefits you are awarded, up to a maximum of $6,000

Q: How do I get a Power of Attorney and Will completed for my brother that is physically and mentally disabled?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Being physically disabled is not a problem; a will and power of attorney can be done. But if he is mentally disabled he may not have the legal capacity to make a will or POA. Consult with an attorney regarding the specifics.

Q: I get ssi can they still order me pay child support after I argued only income with judge?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Yes. You are required to pay child support even if you do not have any income. Under Oklahoma law, your income will be considered minimum wage ($1247 per month) or your actual gross income, whichever is higher.

Q: What's the harshest penalty possible for social security disability fraud?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
They can put you in jail and make you pay it back.

Q: Are ssdi auxiliary payments automatically applied to child support dollar for dollar?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Social Security for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 23, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You have already asked this question and still need to consult with a family law attorney, instead of seeking specific legal advice on a website designed to answer general legal questions.

Q: If I was denied SS a few years back, should I appeal or start over since it's been so long?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
Katherine Audrianna Roe's answer
If you received a denial a few years ago you will need to reapply for Social Security Disability benefits. The deadline to appeal a decision is 60 days (plus 5 for mailing) from the date on your denial letter. In certain circumstances you can re-open a prior claim, but most often it must be done within 12 months of the prior denial. There are limited circumstances when you can reopen a claim that is more than a year old. This is difficult.

To reopen your prior claim, you still have to...

Q: Can my EX use my social security number for child support

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Support and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Who was your ex "signing up for child support" with? Did she provide your social security number and represent it as being hers, or did she just provide your number are required information?

Q: Would My Spouse Be Qualified For Ssi For Being An Alcoholic At The Age 30?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
Katherine Audrianna Roe's answer
If your husband is unable to work due to his mental conditions (depression and anxiety) he should apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Social Security considers you to be disabled if 1) You cannot do work that you did before; 2) You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s) - meaning you can't do any other jobs even if it's not a job you have done in the past; and 3) Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in...

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