It is perfectly reasonable for you to ask your representative payee how your money is being spent and how much you have in your bank account. Your representative payee is responsible for using your SSI benefits to pay for your needs including payment for food, shelter, clothes, medical care and...Read more »
I met a guy online and he's been sending me money for years. We met on an app and became close. He told me later on about being autistic. Now apparently his personal case worker is trying to get me to pay the money back in payments or they are taking legal action against me. Do they have a right to?
I have been disabled with PTSD for 3 years. The PTSD is from extreme criminal abuse by my former employer, Wells Fargo, and my former hospital, Atrium Health. I turned both in to the US DOJ, who sponsored a cover up + additional criminal abuse of me. The bulk of my healthcare records are from... Read more »
You cannot appeal just the onset date. If you file an appeal to try to get an earlier onset date then you are appealing the entire decision. You may wind up with a final decision that you are not eligible for benefits at all. No matter what disability onset date you are given, you can only receive...Read more »
Hello! My husband received a WC lump sum settlement of 155,000.It was structured that he will "receive" $119/wk for the next 25 years.(even though he already received it all in one sum) He made around $80k per year when working. If he files and wins his SSDI case, his monthly payment will... Read more »
Social Security Administration will not permit individuals to receive more than 80% of pre-injury monthly gross earnings from combined Workers' Compensation (WC) and Social Security Disability (SSD) payments. This policy was enacted to avoid the situation where injured workers are making more...Read more »
Im 30 years old. I have multiple mental illnesses and have been struggling with them since I was a child. I have never worked a tax paying job. I want to find care and medication that can really help me but that isn't easy with no money. I've put it off so long because I feel so bad and... Read more »
You would be eligible for Supplement Security Insurance (SSI) benefits regardless of work history. The SSI benefit program is based on financial need regardless of work history. The more familiar Disability Insurance Benefits program, commonly called Social Security Disability (SSD), is based on...Read more »
Yes. Social Security (SS) law is very complicated and hard to understand, even with a law degree. Most people assume that the treating physician's opinion about your ability to work is sufficient. The law actually requires a more detailed and thoughtful analysis of your doctor's...Read more »
It is not clear what type of hearing you are asking about. Typically the person who is your legal guardian can arrange for representation in a legal matter. If you are asking about getting legal representation for a competency hearing then you will be appointed someone by the Court - just tell them...Read more »
I am receiving Social Security retirement benefits. I have a rental property that nets about $4000.00 per year. If I put this property into an LLC (North Carolina), will I have to pay FICA? Will it affect the benefit I currently receive?
Your Mom should not lose her Social Security (SS) Retirement due to remarriage. Even if she is drawing Widow's Benefits on her deceased husband's account, her remarriage should not affect her SS retirement since the remarriage is only relevant for marriages before age 60....Read more »
She has some medical issues but it is of very sound mind. He physically roughed her up 3 months ago and she went to a local women's shelter. He is stealing all manner of money from her as she is retired and has a good pension. She left home and is living with my friend, her son. Her husband... Read more »
basically don't focus on key words --you need to look at the medical records they have. Your medical records need to show that you have a disabling condition and the reasons why that is. This would be usually in the medical records but most often in a letter from a doctor that discusses why...Read more »
As far as I am aware, there may be limits on how much of your check the IRS can garnish but there is no limit on the time - the IRS will most likely garnish until the debt is paid. Another concern is that late penalties may still be accruing and depending on how much the IRS is taking and how big...Read more »
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