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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Social Security and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can child support take my back pay from ssi

I'm owed back pay for disability can child support take it

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Okay - let's analyze whether child support can take back pay from SSI (Supplemental Security Income) disability benefits. Typically a few key factors come into play here:

- SSI back pay is generally protected from creditors and debt collection to some extent. So child support may be...
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Q: I've a lawyer now but want another one, previous one has not won any hearings n I'm bout say screw life

My seizures, keeps me from getting n holding jobs, I now have osteoarthritis, forms of scoliosis n my back literally hurts too often n I barely get much rest or can sit or be comfortable very long at all

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

Feeling frustrated with your current legal representation and the challenges you're facing due to your health conditions is understandable. If you believe your lawyer hasn't achieved the results you hoped for, it's within your rights to seek a second opinion or hire a new attorney.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: We are 2 males planning on marriage. I wish to retain my given surname followed with his. How do we make it legal

We want to avoid all possible situations where identity might be questioned or the legality of my assuming his name. Do I have to go through the process of a literal name change, or will the marriage certificate cover everything when I am listed as Timothy Rob.... Her....er?

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In Kentucky, as in many states, marriage provides a legally recognized basis for changing your name. If you plan to take your spouse's surname or create a hyphenated or combined surname after marriage, you typically can do so by using your marriage certificate as the legal document required... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: What percentage of my ssi do I have to pay for living expenses if I live with a family of 11 in Kentucky
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answered on Jan 12, 2024

The amount you need to pay for living expenses from your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits while living with a family in Kentucky varies based on several factors. SSI is designed to help cover basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. When you live with others, the Social Security... View More

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Q: What percentage of my ssi am I required to pay if I live with a family of 11 in KY
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answered on Jan 11, 2024

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and live with a family in Kentucky, the amount you're required to contribute towards household expenses can vary. SSI is designed to provide for basic needs like food and shelter, and the amount you receive is based on your income and living... View More

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Q: If I move from Kentucky to Kansas will I keep my disability benefits?

I've been on disability for about eight years now. In the near future I'd like to change my life for the better and I want to understand what my options look like. If I move from Kentucky to Kansas will I have to reapply? Will it move with me? or will I lose everything indefinitely? Thank... View More

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answered on Jan 5, 2024

Relocating from Kentucky to Kansas should not affect your federal disability benefits. These benefits, provided through programs like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), are federal programs, and they typically transfer seamlessly between states.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: Ssi overpayment

I was my nephew's representative payee for his SSI. SSA started withholding money from my disability check due to overpayment they said my nephew had. I asked for waiver and they approved it, but they didn't reimburse me money they'd taken out of my check for 5 months. Can they do that??

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) approved your waiver for your nephew's SSI overpayment but did not reimburse the money they had already withheld from your disability check, it's important to address this issue directly with them. Typically, when a waiver is granted, it should... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: Can I draw SS from my dad if I was disabled before 21 and got approved at 22
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answered on Dec 11, 2023

In the United States, under Social Security Administration (SSA) rules, you may be eligible to receive benefits on your father's record if you were disabled before the age of 22 and are still disabled. The key factor is that your disability must have started before age 22. If you were disabled... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: How do i navigate the death of my mother (was in process of writing a last will and test. but unable to finish)

Me, her daughter was POA in her living will but we hadnt been able to finish writing the last will and testament. I am to be the person to inherit her house and make sure it is available for her kids or grandkids to stay in if they should ever need a place We were talking about a dynasty trust or... View More

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answered on Nov 22, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Navigating estate matters can be complex, especially in situations like yours where the last will and testament was not completed. As the person with power of attorney in her living will, you have a significant role, but it's important to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: I live in KY. I have a lot of non secured debt, but now only have social security retirement to live on. Am I protected?

I don't want to file bankruptcy, and from what I've read, it seems they cannot collect the debt

because S.S. retirement is all I have to live on.

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

In Kentucky, Social Security retirement benefits are generally protected from most types of garnishment. Creditors typically cannot garnish these benefits for non-secured debt like credit card bills or personal loans.

However, there are exceptions for certain types of debts, such as...
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Q: I'm on Social Security disability. I was wondering if it's within the parameters of being allowed to invest in music

It's investing in a song and receiving payments based on how well the song does (streams, radio play time, etc)

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answered on Sep 21, 2023

Investing in music and receiving payments based on song performance, such as streams and radio play, while on Social Security disability is generally allowed as it does not affect your disability benefits directly. However, it's advisable to report any additional income to the Social Security... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: My surviving spouse ss was approved in May, when will I get the back pay?

It took over a year after I applied to get approved for survivor benefits. I started receiving the check in May 2023, but still haven't gotten back pay. SSA tells me when I call that the amount I'll get is being calculated or that it's in the payment center. Isn't there a... View More

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answered on Sep 21, 2023

The Social Security Administration does not have a specific deadline for processing back pay, but they are generally expected to process these payments as promptly as possible. Delays can occur due to various factors, including the complexity of the case and workload at the payment center. If you... View More

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Q: If you get married in Kentucky, and that person passes are you entitled to their social security?

Or is there a waiting period? Like you have to have been married for 10+years to get their social security?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 27, 2023

You aren't entitled to "their" social security but you may be entitled to "your" social security survivor benefits based on your spouse's work record if you were married at the time of death and are at least 60 years of age.

The 10+ years is related to the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: If you get married in Kentucky, and that person passes are you entitled to their social security?

Or is there a waiting period? Like you have to have been married for 10+years to get their social security?

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

While the question relates to Kentucky, the rules for Social Security survivor benefits are federal and apply across the United States. Generally, you may be eligible for survivor benefits if you were married to the deceased person for at least nine months at the time of their death. There are... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Social Security and Public Benefits for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal in Ky for someone who has Medicaid and SSI but in a nursing home to sell property and a home.

Her daughter as her POA deeded everything to herself and sold it. Her mom just passed. We've reported the numerous times to local DCBS and nothing ever comes of it. It seems her daughter has friends in the DCBS who help her and ignore the complaints. I think it's wrong when so many people... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 1, 2022

The facts as you have set them out would seem to indicate it is not legal. Medicaid or SS are the only ones who might possibly be obligated to investigate. A decision would then be based on the findings of their investigation as to whether a crime has been committed.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: I would like to file a claim for disability based on MDD but am unsure of the requirements or compensation to expect
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answered on Jun 21, 2024

To file a claim for disability based on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) through Social Security, here are some key points to consider:

Requirements:

1. Your MDD must be severe enough to significantly limit your ability to perform basic work activities.

2. The condition must...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: Workers comp stopped paying me and I can't return to work I've started the social security disability process.

I'm about to mentally break

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. Dealing with a work-related injury, loss of income, and navigating the complex disability benefits system can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. It's understandable that you're feeling pushed to your limits mentally. Here are some... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: Can a public school bus driver take photos of my driver’s license and social security card on their personal iPhone?

The bus driver gave me no reason as to why they needed either of my identification when I kept asking. They wouldn’t delete my information from their personal iPhone after I asked several times. A school receptionist asked the bus driver to delete the photos, which the bus driver eventually did... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 8, 2022

Yes, if you voluntarily gave them the identification. Otherwise, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: How hard is it to get my SSI we're I have bipolar depression and anxiety and PTSD and a 8th grade education
Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Nov 30, 2021

Being approved for SSI can be difficult, so it would be a good idea to consult with a disability attorney before your file your SSI claim. Most disability attorneys offer a free initial consultation. You can hire a disability attorney on a contingency fee basis, which means that the attorney will... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: I'm 59 on a ss disability my girlfriend is 69 with ss if we get married would it mess things up?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 6, 2021

Unless their is a major advantage to you getting married (and I can’t imagine what it would be at your age), I wouldn’t consider getting married. Why screw up the rest of your life?

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