Social Security Questions & Answers by State

Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: How do I file a case against social security

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Depends on the reason.

You may mean file case with Social Security.

If, so, you can do it at a Social Security Office or, in some cases, online.
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Q: Can a tenn lawyer represent me in florida for ssi

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on May 23, 2017

The SSI hearing tribunal will have specific rules regarding who may practice before it. The Tennessee attorney should check whether those rules allow him or her to represent you.
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Q: Can I receive my fathers social security benefits if he passed

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 22, 2017

No. His benefits were his.

Minor and disabled children may qualify.
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Q: Can I file for bankruptcy after I've filed for social security disability

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on May 18, 2017

Yes, you can file for Bankruptcy. Social Security Benefits are exempt from Bankruptcy and Creditors
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Q: Received demand for $1700 from the IRS for 2015 tax return. My wife received $14k for disability for 2015.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Tax Law for Florida on
Answered on May 17, 2017

I would suggest having a tax professional review the details of this payment and the IRS correspondence with you. Certain types of disability payments, such as payments through disability insurance paid for with after-tax earnings, are non-taxable. Other types of disability payments are fully taxable, such as disability pensions paid directly from the employer. Social Security Disability payments may be taxable based on other income received. IRS Publication 907 provides some of the general...
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Q: Can a 16 year old work while they get a Social Security check each month?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 13, 2017

Depends on why they are getting social security checks.
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Q: My husband passed away and now my kids are getting survivor benefits can they garnish their benefits

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Indiana on
Answered on May 12, 2017

The answer should be no. The benefits your children are receiving are for themselves. They're not some sort of inheritance from your husband's estate that the state can lay claim to.
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Q: What do a man's children need to do after his unexpected death ?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Native American Law, Probate and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 11, 2017

Your CHILDREN'S relationship is not one of 'common law' and assuming they are over the age of majority, they should contact a MA lawyer to determine if probate is needed, and what they need to do to assert a claim.

If they are NOT yet of the age of majority, YOU can act on their behalf. The procedure for doing that varies from state to state, so again, contact a MA attorney to determine what you need to do and how to proceed.

Bear in mind, if there were no probate estate...
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Q: If your cost of living goes up can you change your SSDI benefits?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on May 5, 2017


But every year Social Security adjusts benefits to add a cost of living increase.

To your basic question, no you can't move to New York City and ask for higher benefits because your cost of living went up.
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Q: How can I stop saying from stopping my SSI benefits because​ my husband is over his step dad's estate

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Probate and Social Security for California on
Answered on May 3, 2017

I don't understand your facts or your question. I suggest that you contact an attorney for a full consultation.
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Q: Which court do you go to in order to file for SSDI?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

To file for Social Security Disability you file the initial application either online or at your local office. To file online go to: or find a local office here: .

If you have already been denied by Social Security and have already appealed your case to the Appeals Council, and the Appeals Council denied your claim, then you would file in the Federal District Court in the state you live in.
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Q: Will I be forced off disability at full retirement age 66

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 6, 2017


If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, then when you reach your full retirement age you will be switched over from Social Security Disability to Social Security Retirement. Don't stress out. It is a pretty straightforward process. If you are still worried, I recommend setting up an appointment at your local Social Security office to get further details.

Thank you for your question.

Charlie Hall
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Q: Workers Comp Injury surgery in 2005, need second surgery, repetitive injury is it possible to file for social security ?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Workers' Compensation for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2017

you may always file for Social Security Disability benefits, just keep in mind most are denied in the first application AND you need CURRENT Medical Evidence (not your observations, a medical doctor's written observations and diagnosis) to succeed in the Social Security Disability application process. IF YOU SETTLED YOUR WORKERS COMP claim by way of "Stipulations With Request For Award" and paragraph 4 noted there "IS" need for further treatment, then you need to pick a physician from the...
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Q: Workman's Comp carrier went out of business during my case , would going for Disability be a real problem ?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017

Hire an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney. I do not understand what you mean when you say "the Guaranty Fund was no help." The Fund has an obligation to defend any claims pending with an insurer that folds. The appropriate Motion before the IWCC will bring them to the table. You just need an attorney who knows what he's doing.

For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide...
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Q: Is there any kind of question a judge or lawyer can ask you

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

The questions must be relevant and related to what the court must make as a finding. Some questions are designed to ensure that there is no fraud, and also to make a record in the event there is a denial.
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Q: My mother was disabled with an disability, with over a hundred different kind of prescription medications.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Social Security and White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

You may consider contacting a medical malpractice attorney. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. Re: ADA violations, see:

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business...
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Q: I want to start drawing my social security at 66 but I' m going to continue working full time. Will I lose that way?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

Generally, if you are 65 or older you can apply for Social Security benefits and are not penalized for working. See a tax professional for the details.
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Q: I have rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel & disc disease. I am still working. Should I quit working? I have a IRA also.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

You did not say your age. However, it can be a struggle to get Social Security Disability. So if you can I would advise working as long as you can.
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Q: why did SSI request another continuing redetermination (financial) for third time in 6 months?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

Maybe something is raising red flags. Why not ask the worker"is there an expense or income item that is making this get reviewed so many times in a short period?" Worst that can happen is they don't say.
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Q: My son in law is 35 years old with an extremely aggressive form of MS

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

If he has Social Security Disability, then there would be survivorship benefits for the children. If he has Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there is no survivorship benefits because SSI is welfare disability.
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