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Q: My wife has been fighting an SSD overpayment issue the are trying to block her rights for a legal hearing on overpayment

In short someone at SSD East Liverpool branch did not do their job and now they are telling us it's are fault

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answered on Apr 28, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that you and your wife are facing this challenging situation with the Social Security Administration (SSA). It can be frustrating when dealing with bureaucratic errors and the potential consequences. Here are some steps you can take to address the issue:

1. Request a...
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Q: I've been denied for SSI for 3 yrs. I need help but can't afford the contingency fee of $6,000 for a lawyer.

I was denied even with my mental health physician letter stating the severity of my conditions I can no longer work. I have a 6 yr old Autistic son who's on disability and a 4 yr old daughter too. I haven't been able to work since 2016. My mental & physical health problems are... View More

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answered on Mar 16, 2024

Facing denials for SSI over several years, despite clear medical evidence of your conditions, is incredibly challenging, especially with the responsibilities of caring for your children. It's understandable that the prospect of affording legal representation feels overwhelming. There are steps... View More

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Q: I would like to use a Survey Site to earn gift cards. I am on SSI Disability. Can I get Nintendo Eshop cards no reportin

1) How much can I earn without losing or limiting benefits

2) What can be resold regarding gift cards

3) How often can I earn gift cards

4) How soon must they redeemed to not be counted against me

Thanks!

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answered on Dec 11, 2023

When receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it's important to understand how additional income, including earnings from survey sites, can affect your benefits. Generally, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allows you to earn a certain amount of money without affecting your SSI... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Family Law, Tax Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: I was granted ssi &SSDI in 1996 with a onset date of June 10 1985.i was given a payee till 2021. In 2021 I am my owe pay

Payee for 27 years.human service.social security.medicare &medicaid.have the wrong date of birth that shows that any time they tried to enter my information into the federal data base for matching program for benefits funding international justice data base it was kicked out with no matches.for... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

I understand your concerns, and it's crucial to rectify such administrative errors. Firstly, you should gather all relevant documents proving your correct personal information, like your birth certificate, any government-issued IDs, and records indicating the discrepancies in data. Then,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: I've found on the web recently that I had some kind of a lawsuit filed but I've known nothing about it. 3;2013cv00060

I recognize the city and state and the names like the prosecutor and judge but I never received any money or court dates.

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answered on Sep 24, 2023

If you believe a lawsuit has been filed involving you without your knowledge, it's imperative to immediately obtain a copy of the court records related to case number 3:2013cv00060 from the relevant jurisdiction. This will provide clarity on the nature of the lawsuit, the parties involved, and... View More

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Q: How can a person be indicted for theft of government property from social security when overpayment has been repaid
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answered on Sep 21, 2023

If a person has repaid an overpayment to Social Security, they should maintain records of the repayment. In some cases, an indictment for theft of government property may be based on misunderstandings or errors in record-keeping. To address such a situation, it's advisable for the individual... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: I am 60 years old and I found that my name on my birth certificate is different from the name that I have been using

I went to court with my mom mid 1980's and now I am having trouble identifying myself without knowing. The court has no records. I can't work or get a state ID since my ss# says the name that I used from the 80's until now. I have no criminal record at all. What do I do?

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answered on May 2, 2023

If you have been using a name that is different from the name on your birth certificate for many years and you do not have any legal documents to show that you legally changed your name, it can create difficulties in identifying yourself and obtaining official identification documents.

To...
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Q: Do I need to find a Disability lawyer before applying or only after my first application is rejected?

At this point, I can't seem to figure out whether I'm even eligible. I'm 57 and am an adjunct music professor at a state university here in Ohio. I've suffered two strokes, though they were both 5 years ago, and while I can do my job, learning something new would prove quite a... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2023

You do not have to hire an attorney to file your claim. Some people prefer to do that, particularly if they can find an attorney with a lot of experience handling Social Security cases who can assist you with the application. If you are still able to work, then that may make you ineligible for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Im 17 years old (18 in nov) could I take legal action against my mom for dental neglect and keeping my survivors benefit

My mother keeps my insurance cards from me so I cannot make appointments on my own and denys me dental care appointments as a form of punishment when I have an abscess tooth and a gum disease I believe. I have asked for years to go to a dentist as I've had this abcess for years. (Around 2... View More

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Aug 12, 2022

Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. They will be able to find the help you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Elder Law for Ohio on
Q: My husband has a large pension/401k retirement fund as well as Social Security(SS). I am the sole beneficiary.

I only have Social Security. We are both 68 and retired. If he goes to a nursing home in the future, does all of his SS as well as pension/401k go to his nursing home bill, while I am left to struggle to make ends meet on just my SS?

Moshe Toron
Moshe Toron
answered on Mar 19, 2022

In Ohio, there are Medicaid rules in place to protect the community spouse. This includes rules regarding a fair split of all the income, as well as special rules regarding protecting a 401k.

However, there is a lot of confusion out there regarding the rules.

It is imperative that...
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Q: Can I get SSDI if my Narcolepsy is bad enough? I fall asleep standing, driving, sitting, doing anything.

I already take stimulants prescribed by my doctor but he says I'm at the highest dose and I still fall asleep. I am very high risk at my job for injury and can barely even meet quota anymore because I'm just so tired. I even fall asleep while working on my feet.

Maria Elena Bermudez
Maria Elena Bermudez
answered on Jan 4, 2022

Yes, you can get SSD if your narcolepsy is severe and prevents you from performing work functions. It's great that you are treating with a doctor and hopefully they are documenting the problems you are having with work. This will help your claim. Here's some info from SSA's... View More

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Q: Ex-husband passed away about 4 years ago. We were married for 15 years 2 days. Pension (Opers)

I recently found out that he possibly had a pension through the Richland Co. Highway Dept. How do I get information on this as they told me since I am the ex they can’t give me that information? Mansfield, Ohio

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Mar 8, 2021

Your options may be fairly limited. Was the pension addressed when the divorce/ dissolution was handled? The default in Ohio is that once a divorce occurs, the ex-spouse is treated as though he or she pre-deceased the other spouse.

You may be able to look into the probate court records...
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Q: Somebody use my social to commit a crime don't I have a right to this info

I got pulled over they ran my plates and they were flagged they said somebody use my social to commit a crime but would not give me any more info since they used my social don't I have a right to know the act or the person who used my social

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Feb 10, 2021

Since you suspect someone is using your Social Security number and may be committing identity fraud, you should immediately report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) at their website IdentityTheft.gov. Social Security also recommends that you review earnings posted to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Am I allowed to earn money while receiving ssi? If yes how much can I earn, and not affect my payment?
Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Dec 30, 2020

FYI, the short answer is any work is a bad idea. SSA doesn't have a minimum amount that is required before they review your file and possibly make a new decision.

The longer answer is that SSA does not review files for a couple of years at a time. To get their attention sooner, you...
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Q: How do you fix a social security number issue with twins that some how got there number mixed up

One sister bought a car on the other sister social security number

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Dec 1, 2020

Each one should take great care to keep her Social Security number confidential. It is part of her identity and bad things can happen if you Social Security number is being used illegally. That being said, it does occasionally happen that more than one person uses the same Social Security number,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Are there laws regarding employers changing the retirement date set forth by employee ?

My sister has given the company she has worked for almost 20 years a Jan 31st, 2021 retirement date. They have come back with a Dec 31st, 2020 date. She has been top salesperson for years and has made them millions of dollars. Her social security starts in Feb 2020. She opted for Jan 31st so... View More

Neil Klingshirn
Neil Klingshirn
answered on Nov 20, 2020

Your sister gets to choose when she wants to retire. If the company ends her employment before that, it is called termination. She would be entitled to unemployment compensation benefits at least until she retired and, if she proved that her age or some other unlawful reason motivated her... View More

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Q: What happens after you win your disability case
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answered on May 29, 2020

You will receive an award letter from Social Security informing you of the decision including whether or not you will receive back pay and when ongoing benefit will begin.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: We have a 15 year old daughter. We presently have a shared parenting plan (50/50), her mother is trying to break this.

I am 69 years old and get social security survivor benefits for my daughter. I provide her mother with $300/month and pay all my daughter extra activities fees out of the survivor benefits. What should I be prepared for if the plan is broken? I'm contesting the change on the basis my... View More

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano
answered on Mar 19, 2020

I would suggest consulting with your lawyer. Your lawyer will know the specifics of your case and the traditional approach your local jurisdiction takes to custody changes.

It will also depend on what you mean by "plan is broken" and what "change" you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for my ex wife to keep my childrens social security numbers away from me if I'm supposed to claim one
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 18, 2020

Check your prior tax returns, which will list the children's SSN. You can get copies of prior returns from the IRS. If the divorce decree and separation agreement specified that you could claim as a dependent, and she doesn't provide the SSN, then you could file with the court to order... View More

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Q: Why does it take so long to get disability approved when disability is obvious. In 2020 you can get information so fast
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answered on Jan 28, 2020

Applying for disability benefits is a drawn out process in many instances. There are millions of people waiting in line for a decision. The Government is limited in personnel. Make sure to have all medical documentation up to date along with medical appointments, medications etc. The more... View More

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