Betsy Walits' answer If self represented, you’ll get a CD before your hearing. If represented, your Atty should be able to view the file at any time. SSA controls when people can/cannot view their file.
Barry W. Kaufman's answer Generally, under Florida law, SSI cannot be garnished. However, without knowing why the NY AG sued him and because a state agency is involved, and not a private creditor, the benefits may be able to taken by other means. He should contact his county legal aid office to see if he can get some legal advice there. Ignoring a lawsuit is never a good idea.
David Soble's answer Generally speaking a person who collects disability can own real estate. If you are speaking in terms of financing a property with a mortgage, then your disability income should be included in the income calculations, provided the disability is not temporary. So for financing purposes, disability income may not help you qualify to refinance or purchase a home.
Salim U. Shaikh's answer You are right, it falls under "identity theft," "misrepresentation" leading to fraud and forgery triable under criminal offence. Surprisingly, why it could not come up at time of personal scrutiny? It is feared that consent given by SS cardholder would likewise be liable / implicated.
Mark Oakley's answer She should not have any assets in her name or jointly with yours. You should establish a special needs trust to hold any assets you leave her in your will. That will protect the assets from disqualifying her from her benefits, while at the same time preserving the assets for her benefit and needs.
Mark A. Buterbaugh's answer More than likely you do not have current insured status. To be eligible for SSDI, you have to have enough work credits. Kind of like Unemployment. Check with your local SSA office and inquire with them what your 'date of last insured' is. For example, if your date of last insured is 3/31/2018, then the to be eligible for SSDI, you will have to be found disabled prior to 3/31/2018.
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer Once you have paid your liability in full no more interest or penalties should accrue. If you still owe taxes and can no longer afford to pay your installment agreements due to your only source of income being SSDI, you may need the assistance of an attorney to help you set up a collection alternative.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer I'm fairly sure that the latter advice is correct: each of you can put a new last name on the license. Check with the office of the clerk of court in your county to be doubly sure.
Jason E. Neufeld's answer As long as you live there and are paying fair-market value, I don’t see a problem. Make sure to report the change in circumstances. Also the timing of the inheritance/real estate transaction is important.
Lillian J. LaRosa's answer It sounds like he needs to bring a Name Change Petition in the Probate Court having jurisdiction over where he lives and either hire counsel or follow the instructions on the form.
Randi Sirlin's answer Your case is very fact based. Arizona used to have guidelines for payment of alimony (now called "spousal maintenance). When those guidelines were in place, and given what facts you have provided, you would have likely have qualified for "lifetime spousal maintenance.
Without the guidelines, spousal maintenance is governed by an Arizona statute called, "25-319." You can look that statute up without an attorney by going on line and going to azcourts.gov. There is a bar at the top...
Cristina M. Lipan's answer This income is exempt from creditors. However, you must keep the funds separate from other types of income and have proof it was never co-mingled. As a practical matter, it is possible to have the funds taken out of your bank account even if they are exempt - it's just they would need to be returned and that is a hassle.
Peter H. Westby's answer You should speak with a real estate attorney to learn your legal rights. Once your attorney knows all of the facts, including the history of your use and connection with this property since its purchase, he or she will be able to recommend options. A quiet title action may be of help. A partition action might also be considered. In either case a court will need to determine your interest in this property. Since this is a transaction between family members, it is likely that the written...
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