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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: What Oregon REVISED STATUTE replaced the repealed ORS CODE 240.379 - 394?
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answered on May 12, 2024

The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) code 240.379 to 240.394 dealt with the State Personnel Relations Law. These statutes were repealed in 1979.

After researching the current ORS, it appears that the statutes that replaced the repealed ORS 240.379 to 240.394 are:

ORS 243.650 to 243.782...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: wait 4 vague "a need for medical records" is not effective& is there an actual specified list/ Statements for SSI review

Where please is the master checklist, in an easy to understand groceries list style format, of specific subjects, notes, and questions, on what i need to do to prepare for reinstatement of SSI mental health, not ssdi? this is after a long period of being away/not applicable although not from having... View More

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answered on May 12, 2024

I can provide some general guidance on how to prepare for the reinstatement of your SSI benefits due to mental health conditions.

1. Gather medical records: Collect all relevant medical records from your healthcare providers, including diagnoses, treatment plans, and any hospitalizations...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: What should I do if I would like to pursue all back payments from the beginning of a social security claim.

During my fourth Court hearing on social security the judge called a non-bias doctor to read the case file from September 21 to current. The doctor started stating case facts from 2015 and then was stopped and stated only from September 21 to current she states that fax on diagnosis match symptoms... View More

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answered on Mar 29, 2024

If you're considering pursuing back payments for your social security claim starting from 2015, it's essential to understand your rights and the process involved. First, gather all relevant medical documents, evidence, and any previous communication with the Social Security Administration... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I am trying to get my union retirement. They're say they need my SS earnings from when I stopped working for them

I stopped working for them in 2009, they want the SS earnings from then until I retired from the non union, non electrical job I had until March 1st 2024. Can they legally make me give that to them? I thought that was private information and it does not have anything to do with my union work our my... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

In your situation, it's understandable why you might be concerned about the request for your Social Security earnings information. While your Social Security earnings history is generally private, there are certain circumstances where it can be requested by third parties, such as for verifying... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Banking and Public Benefits for Oregon on
Q: how are social security and long-term disability benefits are affected by a Pers benifit of $21,000. rollover or cash ?

Don't want loose $ if I can do a rollover to a trust? Or rollover to something else?

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answered on Mar 10, 2024

When considering how Social Security and long-term disability benefits are affected by a PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) benefit of $21,000, it's important to understand the specific rules and regulations.

1. Social Security: In general, receiving a PERS benefit should not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I am POA for my mother. My mother is now in a nursing home. I need to change her address with the bank to POA address?

Both my mother and I are on Social Security but we belong to two different banks. I am her POA. She now lives in a nursing home. My question is can I change the address at the bank from her old address to a new address with just using a POA or, do I need to be a joint owner on her account to change... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

As a Power of Attorney (POA) for your mother, you have the authority to manage financial transactions and make administrative changes on her behalf, including changing the address associated with her bank account. It is not necessary to be a joint owner on the account to perform these tasks; the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: i need a ssi lawyer

been dissabled since 13 never worked and have been on ssi and they denied my benifits ive appled as well over and over again

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

It sounds like you're facing a challenging situation with your SSI benefits. It's understandable that you're feeling frustrated after multiple denials. In situations like these, seeking legal assistance from a lawyer who has experience with SSI cases can be beneficial. They can help... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Elder Law and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I am POA for my mother. I owe collections. Her income is strictly Social Security. Can they garnish bank account?

I am on Social Security and my mother is also on Social Security. She is in a nursing home and soon I have to go put my name on her account at the bank to take care of her medical bills. I owe collections a great deal of money and I only receive Federal benefits and she only receives federal... View More

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Theressa Hollis
answered on Feb 9, 2024

If you are handling your mother's money as her Agent under a Power of Attorney you do not need to add your name to her bank account. Just give them a copy of your mother's Power of Attorney. Your mother's money should not be used to pay any of your creditors.

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2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Elder Law and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I am POA for my mother. I owe collections. Her income is strictly Social Security. Can they garnish bank account?

I am on Social Security and my mother is also on Social Security. She is in a nursing home and soon I have to go put my name on her account at the bank to take care of her medical bills. I owe collections a great deal of money and I only receive Federal benefits and she only receives federal... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Under federal law, Social Security benefits are generally protected from garnishment by creditors. This protection applies to the bank account into which the Social Security benefits are directly deposited, ensuring that these funds are safeguarded from most types of debt collection efforts.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Social Security and Identity Theft for Oregon on
Q: My daughter's social security # was stolen out of her father's home and she stole her stimulus, charges on credit cards.
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answered on Jan 14, 2024

If your daughter's Social Security number was stolen and used for fraudulent activities like stealing her stimulus check and making unauthorized credit card charges, it's important to take immediate action. Identity theft can have long-term financial and legal implications.

First,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oregon on
Q: If I get transferred 3500 dollars, and transfer it back to someone will I lose SSDI benefits?

I've had Disability income for years with no issues. A friend was trying to transfer money between her accounts, but was having trouble, so I said I could help. She transferred the 3500 dollars to my account, which I immediately transferred the 3500 dollars out of my account and into her... View More

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answered on Dec 19, 2023

In the situation you described, where you temporarily held $3500 in your account before transferring it to another account, it's important to understand how this might affect your SSDI benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is typically not based on financial resources or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I am disabled and on SSDI. I was wondering if I could get paid through the state as a caregiver for my autistic Step-son

I don't want to jeopardize my SSDI benefits but we desperately need the money to pay for my step-son's medical treatments that insurance does not pay for.

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answered on Oct 22, 2023

Certainly, I understand your concerns. In many states, there are programs that provide compensation to family members serving as caregivers for individuals with special needs. Eligibility and the specifics of these programs can vary widely by state. If you're considering becoming a paid... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I believe discrimination bcuz of my name. Tribal Pension (exempt) can't disqualify me for SSA benefits still no Pymt.

Tribal Pension not recognized as income and therefore cannot be used as a income disqualifier for Social Security Benefits- pursuant to findings in order determined by Administrative Law Judge.

Other tribal members do not have their Tribal Pension used as a disqualifier for benefits only... View More

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answered on Mar 16, 2023

If you believe that you are being discriminated against based on your name or any other protected characteristic, you may have legal options available to you.

One possible option is to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the appropriate state agency,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I have my 14 yea RT old twins , one has down syndrome. Which parentd household should get his SSI?

Joint custody .live with dad 70 percent of time but mom gets the SSI and is representative payee. Zero dollars go to my household for his needs. No child support awarded.

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

If you believe that the current arrangement is not in the best interest of your child, you may file a request with the Social Security Administration to become the representative payee or seek a modification through the appropriate legal channels.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I'm on SSI and I could win a lot of money at a casino, but what happens next?

Me and my family are going to the casino soon for a drawing. I have a chance to win $25,000. I know I have to pay taxes on it and claim it to SSA, but my family wants to split any money we get. So that means even though i am claiming $25,000 I am actually getting substantially less. I know that SSA... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

If you win $25,000 at the casino, you must report the entire amount to the Social Security Administration (SSA) as income. The fact that you are splitting the money with your family does not change the fact that you received the full amount.

When you report the winnings to the SSA, they...
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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I applied for disability and was denied. What should I do in my appeal to get a better chance of being approved?

I have a congenital heart condition which has required 2 surgeries already, a malformed hand from a birth defect, a knee which the doctor says will need surgery to fix and rebuild (I walk with a cane), and several diagnosed mental health conditions. As far as I can tell, the disability board only... View More

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answered on Jan 19, 2022

The majority of people are denied at the first two stages of the process so don’t let that discourage you. When you file the appeal make sure you give detailed information about all of your medical conditions and list all of your treatment providers. While a note from your doctor saying you are... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: I need help filling an appeal with social security. There are several reasons they said they denied that were false,

They have Drs I never seen saying I can do things I can not do,

They disagree because I did not stay over night just treated and release for

for COPD and chronic bronchitis, (I have most meds at home to help)

I am now using a walker most of time but can use my cane for... View More

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Aug 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear that Social Security denied your disability claim.

You have 60 days to appeal this decision. Make sure that you file the appeal timely, even if you are still looking for someone to help you with your claim.

You should consult with a disability attorney right...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Family Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal for my father’s wife to withhold my social security card?

I moved out of my fathers house to my mom’s when I was 15 and they now have split custody. I haven’t seen him in almost 3 years though because he and his wife are abusive. I am now 17 and I’m looking into getting a job, but I can’t do that without my social security card, and the office... View More

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Oct 13, 2020

Your current legal guardian is the only person who has the right to hold a minor's Social Security card. Anyone else can get in trouble with the federal government for trying to hold on to it.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: Can a house that is in a Supplemental Needs Trust be transferred to a private party?
Theressa Hollis
Theressa Hollis
answered on Feb 26, 2020

Supplemental Needs Trusts (also called Special Needs Trusts) are a very specialized area of law. I strongly recommend that you meet with an experienced planning attorney to assist you. It is impossible to answer your question without a lot more information.

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft, Landlord - Tenant and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: A woman took money from my daughter saying it was for rent for 1year what can we do

Soon after she took my daughter's money she kicked her out without notice or reimbursement and left my daughter homeless in a strange place. There is more but as you see it's a long story

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Nov 9, 2018

Assuming you can prove it, and it occurred in Oregon, your daughter simply needs to review everything in detail with a landlord-tenant attorney who practices in the same geographic area as the rental. Good luck.

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