Social Security Questions & Answers

Q: My daughter is going to be turning 5 years old her father finally stepped up to the plate he gets SSDI benefits

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Happy birthday to your daughter. Here is some info

Q: How do I go about a family member collecting a death benefit check? How could I get the check put in my name?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
Your mother is currently receiving the funds as your representative payee because you are under age. You have several options. One is to go to the local Social Security office to find out if they can change that to your grandmother if you have sufficient proof that you live with her. Or your grandmother could file for child support against your mother at your county Domestic Relations Office. The SS benefits would be taken into account when an order was entered against your mother.

Q: What's the best way for me to find an attorney to represent me in a fraud/wrongdoing case against me & a deceased party

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Nursing Home Abuse and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
If you're alleging someone was killed then the police and prosecutor would handle that on the criminal law side of your question.

Q: I need representation for probate of my mother's estate. I need someone who deals with special needs trusts

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Social Security for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Mark Oakley's answer
Try to find a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the estate is filed, for convenience. Most estate lawyers understand special needs trusts. You cannot solicit (and attorneys cannot solicit) business on this site per the site rules. You can, however, call lawyers who answer questions on this site, and discuss your case, or use the search function for locating a lawyer in your area to call. Then you can make arrangements to meet with and hire a lawyer.

Q: Recently, my mother was turned down for SSI because of alimony, but is completely disabled.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Cristina M. Lipan's answer
She may be able to file SSD against ex husband's credits. She would not be eligible for SSI if she has income or more than $2000 in assets, regardless of severity of the medical conditions.

Q: Can I receive SS benefits on her record when I am age 62, or will I have to wait until she is 62 and I am 68?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Dustin Draper's answer
I would need to know some additional details before I could conclusively answer this question. However, generally speaking in order to receive benefits derived from the account of a divorced spouse they themselves have to be eligible for Social Security (either through reaching retirement age or becoming disabled themselves). I hope this helps.

Q: Hello! I am in need of a SSI Disability lawyer. Is there anyone here that can help me?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Dustin Draper's answer
It's a great idea to hire an attorney to help you fight your Social Security Disability benefits. I recommend you look up an attorney that is familiar with the judges in your area. I also recommend you find an attorney that has a good reputation for treating clients well (reviews are great for this). I hope this helps, good luck!

Q: My ssi case went through determination and a decesion was made and now its in the review process, what does that mean..

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Samuel Wade Packard's answer
I'll need a little more details to know for sure what the status of your case is. However, I can say that usually once a decision is made on your case, it is sent back to the SSA field office and they issue the decision letters in the mail. They typically won't give you the answer over the phone. In a small number of cases, once the decision is made, the case is picked up for "quality review." When a case goes to quality review, SSA will have a fresh set of eyes examine the decision process to...

Q: I hav safe deposits boxes . i need some advice on them. Need pro bono u get paid wen i get paid but they hav a drill out

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
I'll tell you what Geraldo, I'll take a hard pass and you just let me know what you find when you get into King Tut's tomb. How's that for a plan?

Q: Can I get my brothers social security money if my mother refuses to help support him?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Idaho on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Michael Hales' answer
The easiest thing to do in this situation is go to your local social security office and start the process there. You may need to involve a lawyer to challenge your mother as payee for your brother, but I'd start with the local office and ask for their assistance first.

Q: I’m disabled & was thinking of claiming bankruptcy, but I’m not sure if it will effect my SSI. How will it effect me?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
W. J. Winterstein Jr.'s answer
There are different "chapters", or forms, of bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7, the simplest form, your income is only used to determine your eligibility to file under that chapter. If your income is below the "median income" for the state of PA, you'd have no income issues.

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your income is used to fund a Plan, commonly called a "wage earners' plan", which provides for payment over a period of time up to five years of debts you must pay ("priority" claims and...

Q: I'm trying to find out about my case Macon vs. Owens al

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Your question doesn't provide enough detail to answer. If you are wanting the status of a case you are involved with you may contact the attorney representing you or the courts. Many courts allow online access to see the status of your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Contracts and Social Security for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
This is more of a question-answer board. Try reposting your question with some additional details and hopefully an attorney could pick it up to provide some direction after seeing the basis of a suit you're contemplating.

Tim Akpinar

Q: My dad forged my signature on a social security check and cashed it without my knowledge. What can I do.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Since he is deceased, probably not much. If you can prove it, you may get the bank refund it, or the SSA to reissue the check, but it would almost certainly take more work than its worth unless they volunteer.

Q: Green Card issued in 1973 and SSN benefits out of country

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Social Security for Wisconsin on
Answered on Dec 28, 2018
Kevin L Dixler's answer
He will never lose his social security number, but he can lose lawful permanent resident status based upon abandonment. His decision to leave the U. S. for more than a year has arguable consequences. The old I-551 cards do not change the law on abandonment. The cards are the property of the U. S. Government. The alien resident card can be confiscated, among other consequences, where there is reason to believe that he abandoned his lawful permanent resident status. His right to collect...

Q: What type of lawyer deals with the Treasury Direct Account process

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If this has to do with social security direct deposits, a social security attorney might be the one to contact.

Q: Do I have to pay taxes on social security benefits or have I already paid them through my years of work?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Cristina M. Lipan's answer
Social security benefits are not taxable income and are also exempt from creditors.

Q: My husband and I are looking for a attorney that handles workers comp disability cases. Also someone who handles medical

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Daniel John Christensen's answer

If you are still needing assistance please call (512) 220-1800 and we would be more than happy to help you out!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Q: I'm on social security disability but expect to receive a large inheritance from my grandmother shortly. Will I have to

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
Cristina M. Lipan's answer
It depends if you're receiving SSD (Title II) or SSI (Title XVI). Title II is based on your work history and that you paid into the system (like an insurance program). Under Title II, your income/assets are not relevant. The only income that is considered is if you've received other public benefits (workers comp, public assistance), then you would need to tell them. If you were approved under Title XVI, there are limits to the amount of income/assets you can have, so you may lose that, since it...

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