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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: I’m in Georgia Can I draw ssd off my husbands if I don’t have enough credits off my own. I’m physically unable to work
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Apr 7, 2021

Unfortunately you are not able to draw disability benefits based on his work record. The only exception to this is if you are over 50 and a widow. A widow who is over 50 and disabled can draw off of her deceased husband's record if her disability happens within 7 years of his death.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: SS Adm. will not provide benefit (65 yrs) without proof that I completed my incarceration. What do I do?

I completed the sentence a year ago. I can't get anyone in the judicial system to provide documentation (origin copy) that I am not in a detention center. I am 65 years old and need the benefit. I don't know what to do.

I have asked prison representatives for the information... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Feb 8, 2021

You can provide Social Security a copy of your prison release documents as proof you completed your incarceration. If you do not have the documents, contact the prison's representative to request the documents.

See https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10133.pdf.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: i am 17 and am filing for emancipation and i need advice

hey so first i have read all these questions and i have sou lawyers answers dont leave one like that for me OK.

ok so i am going to court against my mom because she is calling the cops on me saying i am a runaway but i have proof that i was home. she filed an ungovernable on me because i... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Feb 6, 2021

Dear friend,

I was unable to identify any specific question that you have. It sounds like your teenage years have been quite difficult. As I don't have the full story, I highly recommend you seek advice from someone local that you can visit with in person and tell them your story....
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: Do you have to give half of your inheritance to your spouse if it was gifted to you from someone if your divorce
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 26, 2020

No, an inheritance remains separate property, as long as it is kept separate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: Does the 650 rent I pay get deducted from the income I make at Publix that I report to SSI. I don't understand

My daughter is going to live on her own and works at Publix. She receives SSI. Her income affects her benefit. Her rent will be 675 a month. Will that be deducted from her income she makes?

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Nov 13, 2020

No, your daughter's rent is not deducted from the income she makes for SSI purposes.

Since she is living on her own and paying her own rent, Social Security will not reduce her SSI payments for that reason. The rule is that a person's SSI payment is reduced by one-third if the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: If I get my first SS retirement check in June and I have already made 12,000 dollars for the year.

I know I'm only allowed 18,000 for the year at 64) do they go by calendar year for earnings for the first year? or am I only allowed to make 6, 000 more thousand for the year before I'm penalized??? how much will I be penalized..I'm worried about this

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Jun 22, 2020

If you are under full retirement age, Social Security deducts $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2020, that limit is $18,240. Once you reach full retirement age, you can earn up to $48,600 in 2020 with no affect on your benefits. After that your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: Can divorced spouse with not enough credits apply for SSI at 65. Without waiting 2 years after divorce
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 2, 2019

Yes, but the benefits will be less than if you wait until full retirement age.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Military Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: What rights does my daughter have if injured during Army BCT (Georgia NG)? NG is trying to discharge her.

My daughter was injured last summer, 3 days from Army BCT graduation. She suffered 3 hip/pelvic fractures, was sent home to REFRAD. She was scheduled to go back this week and the CT scan showed that one fracture is still not healed. We are waiting to get more details from the specialist. Her RSP... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Jun 11, 2019

As far as her rights to continue her basic training, that is a question for her RSP leadership and not really a legal question. If she has until June 2020 to finish her basic training then her leadership should do the right thing and give her more time to heal before going back. However, they may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: I live in Georgia. My husband was 43 years old and died of a sudden heart attack last week.

I live in Georgia. My husband was 43 years old and died of a sudden heart attack last week. I'm 45 and we had no children together. I always thought that when your spouse dies, you collect SSI from their death, regardless of age or having children together. From what I read online, I will get... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2019

Go to Social Security. They will explain. You will be entitled to widows benefits but not now--you get them at age 60.

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/1945s.html

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/survivorchartred.html

did they have any life insurance at his work?...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: Hello! I am in need of a SSI Disability lawyer. Is there anyone here that can help me?
Dustin Draper
Dustin Draper answered on Jan 22, 2019

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... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Georgia on
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

Nov 2018

Jan 2019 then etc etc not sure what to do could not make 2 of the drill outs

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Jan 18, 2019

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?

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: Hi, is it against the law to use someone else's SS# to obtain work? Even is that other person CONSENTS to using his SS#?

I'm concerned this would fall under "Identity Theft," since that person would "knowingly" be using another person's SS#. Thank you.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2018

Yes, it is. Don’t do it.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: I'm a 34 yr old disabled widow what funds are available

I'miss in the process of a survivors claim and his social security back pay but that's all I only make $566 a month can't I draw SSI off of my deceased husband I'm not eligible for it and I only get a $100 in foodstamps and we have no kids is there any other funds available please help.

F. Anthony Bullock
F. Anthony Bullock answered on Dec 12, 2017

If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for SSI benefits. Contact your local Social Security office to execute the initial application. Be certain to know what impairments you have, when you were diagnosed, and by doctor/medical facility. Be able to detail why your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: how do i obtain my social security number and photo id

i am a highschool student and i am getting a part time job at mcdonalds . i need to get my ssc number and a photo id for this but my father wont take me to the dmv , can i get these things from my high school?

F. Anthony Bullock
F. Anthony Bullock answered on Dec 12, 2017

Contact Social Security to obtain a copy of your Social Security card.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: If im on medicaid and ssi and i give my child his fathers last name will they go after him for child support?

I dont want to put my childs father on child support because we plan on taking care of our child in the same household but i dont want to be jammed on assistance for my son if we need it.

F. Anthony Bullock
F. Anthony Bullock answered on Dec 12, 2017

Social Security will not compel the other parent to pay child support. Child support is effectuated by judicial court order only. Social Security does not have standing with the court to request a child support but order against the other parent. The other parent's contribution to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: US teacher working as a freelancer in Europe: US self-employment tax even with mandatory social security payments?

Freelancers mostly count as self-employed, but freelance teachers are a exception in this European country: They must pay social security (almost 20% of their income into retirement, health insurance on top of that). Of course, they also pay income tax on their profit. Is such a teacher subject to... Read more »

Michelle D. Wynn
Michelle D. Wynn answered on Aug 30, 2017

It is possible that this teacher may be subject to US self-employment taxes, depending on which country the teacher is working in. The US has entered into "totalization agreements" with many countries that can relieve a person from having to pay Social Security-type payments in both... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: I moved to Atlanta Ga but my case was taken out in Brunswick Ga.. Can I move my case to Atlanta?
William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Aug 10, 2017

Possibly. Contact Labor Lawyer A J Lakraj, for a free consultation. 404-214-0210.

William C. Head

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: Kids father died in an auto accident in 2014 would they be able to get social security by him being dead

If so how do i file or get help?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 6, 2017

There are funeral benefits and other death benefits that the surviving spouse and minor children may be eligibile for. Widows only received benefits if caring for children of the deceased up to age 16 (unless the children are disabled). After the children reach age 16, they are eligible for partial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Fraud offense. A child continues to receive the Social Security benefit after the death of a parent. what to do?

Is there a defense?

William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Jan 22, 2017

This question is not specific enough to answer. In some instances, a child IS ENTITLED to receive a social security check from the Government after a parent's death. If your question is claiming that the child is falsely depositing the check OF THE DEAD parent into his or her account, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Georgia on
Q: my wife has had copd for 2 years she didn't qualify for ssid because she did'nt work enough. medicaid turned her down

because she hasn't been deemed disabled. i don't know what to do next .

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 20, 2016

She should contact George Legal Aid to see about the Medical Assistance. Rules were changed to expand it. She should apply for SSI if she hasn't already.

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