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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Social Security for Texas on
Q: In ga I was common law married 19 years when ga recognized we separated, I then met married and divorced another man

But had a child with my common law husband am I eligible for his benefits hes deceased or am I a bigamist social sec says I can't get it because we never divorced we never married either

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

In Georgia, if you were in a common law marriage before the state ceased recognizing such unions in 1997 and never legally dissolved it, that marriage may still be considered valid. Entering into a legal marriage with another person while still in a valid common law marriage could potentially be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: Is tx. Tax code 11.13 eaqual to, & same as , for disability, as well as elderly.?
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answered on Nov 7, 2023

Texas Tax Code Section 11.13 provides exemptions for both the elderly and for homeowners with disabilities, but the specifics of the exemptions may differ. Section 11.13(c) details the exemption for individuals who are disabled as defined by federal Social Security guidelines, while Section... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Can I apply for a tourist Visa if I had DACA when I was 16 years old and left the USA when I was 17 years old?

I was a illegal resident since I was 1 year old until I got approved for DACA when I was 16 years old. An year later, due to a death in the family, my parents decided to go back to Mexico and I did not apply for advance parole. My DACA expired and I was not old enough to make my own decision in... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

If you received DACA and then departed the United States without obtaining advance parole, it's considered an exit without a lawful status. Exiting the U.S. without a lawful status after being present unlawfully for more than 180 days but less than a year typically triggers a three-year bar... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: hi, how do I tell my job that i dont need a Social Security Number to work?

i am a non-taxpayer

John Michael Frick
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answered on Oct 6, 2023

Good luck with that. If a person or company wants to hire you as an employee, they are required to obtain a Form W-9 and Form I-9 and to remit payroll taxes. They will need your social security number.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I have a learning disability I informed employer of this several times employer never acknowledged or accommodated my

Disability do i have a case they also were forcing me to work on pools without a license

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answered on Sep 21, 2023

Yes, you may have a potential legal case against your employer for failure to provide reasonable accommodations for your learning disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, if they were requiring you to work on pools without a license, that could raise concerns about... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: I have ssi and am allowed to work but am told I can only make $85 a month without it affecting my ss. Can I make more?

My case worker told me I can make more money without it affecting my ssi by getting a lawyer to open up some kind of account with a lawyer where my income can be deposited. Is this right? Or can anything be done so I can make more money without it affecting my ssi checks?

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has specific income limits, and earning above those limits can impact your benefits. However, there are legal tools such as Special Needs Trusts or ABLE accounts that might allow you to earn more without losing SSI benefits. It would be wise to consult with an... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Do I really have a line of credit link to my Social Security number
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answered on Aug 6, 2023

Your Social Security number (SSN) itself does not directly link to a line of credit but is used by financial institutions to evaluate your creditworthiness when you apply for credit. It's essential to protect your SSN to prevent identity theft, which could result in unauthorized lines of... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: I’m 61 and only income I have is my food stamps,is there an organization to help me with my medical bills,

I’m trying to get my disability social security

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 26, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There is a category here for Social Security. Some questions do remain unanswered, but you could try reposting and adding the Social Security category. If still no response, try to arrange a free initial consult with... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: I live in Burleson Tx. And I received my disability dated back to Jan 2020. I need to move closer to family for care.

Can I sell my property and not loose my disability?

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answered on Jul 10, 2023

Generally, receiving disability benefits shouldn't be affected by selling your property. Disability benefits are typically based on factors such as your medical condition and ability to work, rather than your assets or property ownership. However, it's essential to consult with a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Public Benefits, Social Security and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Why wouldnt i be sent for pulmonary function test if i was born with only one lung with breathing complications?

I was born with a very rare birth anomaly unilateral agenesis lung/ pulmonary hypoplasia aka only one lung. I have high blood pressure, and i suffer from mental health complications. I did two mental health exams that didnt last more than 20min combined over the phone and scheduled for a physical... View More

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answered on May 5, 2023

It is concerning to hear about your medical condition and the challenges you are facing in seeking appropriate medical care and legal assistance. It is important to note that medical decisions and recommendations are typically made by licensed medical professionals based on their assessment of a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: SSN name truncation issue due to character length restraint.

I received my SSN card yesterday. My First Name length is 19 characters. SSN allows only 16 characters in First Name field.

So last 3 letters in my First Name is cut both in my card and in SSA database.

I have e-verification process with my employer next week. I understand the... View More

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answered on May 2, 2023

If your SSN card and SSA database only show the truncated version of your first name, it could potentially cause a name mismatch issue during the e-verification process with your employer. This could potentially delay your employment or cause other complications, especially if your employer... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Can a grandmother leave survivors benefits without having legally adopted them. She raised them and has sole custody

In texas

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answered on May 2, 2023

In Texas, a grandmother can leave survivors benefits to her grandchildren without legally adopting them. However, in order to do so, the grandmother would need to establish legal guardianship or custody of the grandchildren through the courts. This would give her the legal authority to make... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Will getting llc for my sister jn law affect my social security benefits in texas
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answered on May 2, 2023

Registering an LLC for your sister-in-law should not have any direct impact on your Social Security benefits in Texas, as long as you are not using any of your own Social Security funds to start or run the LLC. However, it is always a good idea to consult with a Social Security attorney or advisor... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft, Social Security and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: Can an individual be compensated for use of their info?

If an organization takes an individuals credentials to create an entity that generates revenue and income, is that individual entitled to some type of compensation?

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answered on May 2, 2023

It depends on the specific circumstances and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the individual resides. In some cases, individuals may have legal rights to compensation for the use of their personal information, particularly if the organization is using the information for commercial purposes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for Texas on
Q: I've been trying for a few years to get SSI and my SSDI. I'm 62 now and I need help.

I'm in need of a prono lawyer that can help me get my SSI and my SSDI

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answered on May 2, 2023

I'm sorry to hear that you've been struggling to obtain your SSI and SSDI benefits. You may want to consider contacting your local legal aid office, which may be able to provide you with free or low-cost legal assistance. Additionally, you can contact the National Organization of Social... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Seeking assistance with social security appeal process for former spousal benefits

I am 66 years old, and I applied for former spousal benefits in July of 2021. Neither him or I ever remarried. We both live in the state of Texas. My application was denied on 10/15/21, and I formerly appealed the decision on 11/20/21. That appeal was officially denied at the end of January of this... View More

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answered on Mar 15, 2023

I'm sorry to hear that your former spousal benefits application was denied and your appeal was also denied. Here are some steps you can take to seek assistance with the Social Security appeal process:

Contact the Social Security Administration (SSA): You can contact the SSA by phone or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: I have an anxiety disorder that prevents me from holding a job. Its been diagnosed by a doctor, can I get disability?
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answered on Mar 4, 2023

If your anxiety disorder prevents you from holding a job and has been diagnosed by a doctor, you may be eligible for disability benefits. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has strict eligibility criteria for disability benefits, including a requirement that your condition must be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Can my w.c. case be closed because my pain doctor, who I have seen for 18 years, used the wrong compensable injury on

the claims sent to my adjuster? Without my knowledge, my doctor started filing on my medicare when W.C. stopped paying him, almost 2 years ago. I called my adjuster & she said if he had listed the correct compensable injuries (L. foot (CRPS), Neck, Rt. shoulder) he would have been paid. Today I... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

It is possible that your workers' compensation case could be closed if the wrong compensable injury was used on the claims sent to your adjuster. However, this would typically require some sort of legal action, such as a hearing or settlement agreement, which would likely involve notification... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Can I get my social security money if I’m now 18, but the money isn’t in my name ?

I started receiving SSI survivor benefits last year when I was 17. So, every payment was put in my grandmother’s name and also given to her but she always let me spend it on what I needed so that’s not the problem. The problem is when I started receiving these benefits, I got a lump sum as well... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

You may be able to get your lump sum payment by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) and explaining the situation. It is possible that they can help you by transferring the money into an account in your name. However, the process may require some documentation to prove that you are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft, Social Security and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: I wanted to know if I could file a lawsuit against an apartment leasing company that allowed someone to open a lease

Under my name without my consent while a credit freeze was placed in credit reports?

John Michael Frick
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answered on Feb 23, 2023

Absolutely . But it may not be necessary.

Send the leasing company a letter demanding that it acknowledge that it allowed some to open a lease in your name without your consent and cc the landlord on that lease. Detail the evidence you have that the leasing company knew it wasn’t you...
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