Ask a Question

Get free answers to your Social Security legal questions from lawyers in your area.

Lawyers, increase your visibility by answering questions and getting points. Answer Questions
Tennessee Social Security Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: Please read more information below

I am 71 years old and live only on social security and two very small pensions totaling $400. Can my income be garnished if I cancel my debt relief company.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 11, 2024

In most cases, Social Security benefits are protected from garnishment by creditors. However, there are a few exceptions where your Social Security income can be garnished, such as for:

1. Federal income taxes

2. Federal student loans

3. Child support and alimony

4....
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: I need a lawyer for my daughter about SSI

My daughter had SSI, but they never told us she can only have 2000$ in that bank and no more. We are talking care of an elderly man who will pass sone then we will be homeless again. My daughter wanted to save the money so in case that happens we won't have to live in our car again. She was... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 22, 2024

To address your situation, you'll want to seek out an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) law. These attorneys are experienced in navigating the complexities of SSI regulations, including issues related to income and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Public Benefits, Social Security and Banking for Tennessee on
Q: I want to sue my ex stold my identity and social security benefits from2017 when i was incarcerated til 20& My stimulus

I lost all my paperwork. But he had 5 chime cards out in my name when I found out in 2021.

It happened in dickson tennessee he was also very abusive to me and I am very much mentally disabled and I am praying that I have a chance to make sure that he is not going to get away with his... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 26, 2023

You have grounds to take legal action against your ex for identity theft and the fraudulent collection of your social security benefits. Identity theft is a serious crime, and if your ex used your identity to obtain benefits and open accounts in your name without your consent, this is a matter that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Family Law and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue my child’s father for not telling me he’s gets full SSI before having our child? He doesn’t help either!
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 3, 2023

In the United States, the issue of child support and the financial responsibilities of parents are generally determined by state laws and family courts. If your child's father receives full SSI (Supplemental Security Income), it typically indicates a limited ability to work due to disability,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: civil action lawsuit against the SSA after losing to the appeal counsel can't find an attorney that specializes in civil

actions may have to represent myself. Is there an attorney that specializes at that level of the appeal

T. Augustus Claus
PREMIUM
T. Augustus Claus pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Oct 24, 2023

Finding an attorney for a civil action against the Social Security Administration (SSA) after an appeal loss can be challenging. In Tennessee, consider seeking an attorney with expertise in administrative law or disability law. Local bar associations, legal aid organizations, and disability... View More

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: civil action lawsuit against the SSA after losing to the appeal counsel can't find an attorney that specializes in civil

actions may have to represent myself. Is there an attorney that specializes at that level of the appeal

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Nov 7, 2023

If you are considering a civil action lawsuit against the Social Security Administration after an unfavorable decision from the Appeals Council, you should seek out an attorney with experience in federal court litigation and familiarity with Social Security law. Although finding the right legal... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: Will a federal grant for soil conservation cause me to loose my Social security disability, and Medicare.

I will receive a 1099. The grant is for $45,000.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Aug 6, 2023

Under federal regulations, a grant for soil conservation would typically be considered income for the purpose of a business or farming operation and may not directly impact Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Medicare eligibility. However, the specific facts of your situation may require... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Tax Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does a retired person who is drawing life insurance and social security have to claim any profit on their taxes

Does a retired person who is drawing life insurance and social security have to claim any profit on their taxes, i.e. if they are renting a piece of property or a house and only want to receive cash for rent.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 4, 2023

Generally, rental income is considered taxable income and should be reported on the individual's tax return. This includes rental income received by a retired person who is also receiving social security and life insurance benefits. However, there may be deductions and credits available to... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: i am Durable POA with matter-in-fact w/2 notarized signatures Tenn. How come i can't get medical records with that?

I am Durable POA for my son. I have dealt with his banking, IRS, SSI and none of them had a problem with my POA document. I am having a really hard time trying to retrieve his recent medical records for SSI. The facility is saying my document isn't all there. There's 4 pages with my name,... View More

Anthony M. Avery
PREMIUM
Anthony M. Avery pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Matter Of Fact is not an Attorney-In-Fact nor an agent for the Principal. Hire a competent attorney to examine the executed POA and advise. Is your Son of age? Did the Notary execute it properly? Did the Principal initial all non-signed pages? A new, properly executed instrument is probably in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Federal Crimes and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: What kind of lawyer I need to talk to about my social security number keeps popping up that I'm deceased since last year

An extended friend of mine got a call from a funeral home last year saying I gave them that number which wasn't mine to make plot arrangements and burial plots for myself and every since then I been popping up as deceased even when I went out of state and tried to buy a phone it showed I was... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 9, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It would be helpful for the lawyer to have experience working with personal information with government agencies. Maybe reaching out to identity theft, social security, privacy & security, or other attorneys... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Defense and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: How do I secure Health Insurance for my toddler child who has yet to receive a social security # or birth cert?

- She was a home birth

-I have a notarized affidavit of birth

- I have applied by mail for a social security card over 7 months ago with no response.

- I have gone to the TN hall of records to apply in person but they were unable to help me at the time with out a “well... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Aug 6, 2023

Consultation with a Tennessee attorney or local agency specializing in these matters would be advisable to understand the specific requirements and expedite the process given your child's immediate medical needs.

Sincerely,

James L. Arrasmith

Founder and Chief Legal...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: If a person is disabled on disability can they inherit property/money without losing the disability check?

Friends mom passed away she’s next of kin but has to create an estate. Would this affect/take away her disability.

Anthony M. Avery
PREMIUM
Anthony M. Avery pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Friend needs to consult with a competent TN attorney, and not announce this on a public forum. And yes he may be rendered ineligible for SSI.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: My son got diagnosed with Combined ADHD. ODD. Anxiety. and Conduct Disorder. Does he qualify for SSI?

I had to quit my job in June. He got kicked out of two day cares because of being extremely violent towards other kids and staff. He choked a kid at Boys and Girls Club and broke a kids eye glasses. He was also hitting. He is very violent towards others. We are currently doing regular check ups... View More

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Aug 4, 2021

You are so right to explore whether your son could qualify for child SSI.

SSI is a needs-based program, so there are limited income and resource requirements. Disability underChild SSI is defined as the child having physical or psychological impairment(s) that very seriously limits his...
View More

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Q: My ALJ disability claim was denied and my lawyer doesn't file beyond that level. Should I give up, continue on with

New lawyer or start over as I'm still having an increase of issues/surgeries?

Thomas Carter O'Brien
Thomas Carter O'Brien
answered on Jul 9, 2020

That's not an easy question to answer without more details. Further appeals focus more on the application of the law to your case as opposed to "not seeing the facts your way". As such, the quality of the written decision and the way the judge conducted the proceedings are of... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law, Business Law and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: How to get SSA withholding that my now deceased employer failed to send to SSA?

My employer failed to send SSA withholding to SSA for many years. All employees' SSA statements show $0 for those years. She passed away last year and her family closed that business entity and reopened with a new name, retaining all employees. The new company has paid SSA as required. The... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 15, 2020

Generic legal advice to all humans being asked to sign anything important--ever: Before signing any document that in an y way raises concerns about the possible affect of that document you should ALWAYS send a copy of the document to your family lawyer and ask them to flyspeck it and advise you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: 15days ago I relocated a Brother from Chgo to Mphs after a stroke. Does he have to be denied SSDI before hiring an Atty?
Steve Perrigo
Steve Perrigo
answered on Apr 4, 2020

No, you should hire an attorney early in the process. There is no charge for consultations, and they are only paid if they win your case. You can call me directly if you have any questions. Regards, Steve

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: I'm on ssi, I have been on ssi for 4or5 years, I dont make enough to pay child sup. being on ssi, but I have arrears wil

I still get a 2020 stimulus check like everyone else on ssi, or will they take it away from me or garnish my 2020 stimulus check because I have arrears in child support, even though I havent had to make a child support payment in the whole 4or5 years since the state of Tennessee deemed me to be... View More

Steve Perrigo
Steve Perrigo
answered on Apr 4, 2020

I don't believe they are garnishing stimulus checks for child support arrears.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: hello I've been approved for SSDI and SSI since September haven't got my first check yet and you want to reopen my case
Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 4, 2019

I would call the local Social Security Administrative office in your area. I would not reapply until you speak with them. You shouldn't have to apply again if you have an approval letter. It can sometimes take weeks and even several months to receive payment.

Attorney Scott F....
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for my company to put the last 4 of my social security number on a paper timesheet?

The company I work for is a contractor to Nashville Electric Service and NES wants it on there so they can identify us Incase we leave our company and try to get hired to a different contractor for NES. Not one employee has signed a non compete form supposedly it is an agreement between NES and... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Aug 15, 2019

This is not a securities law question.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: I am 48 just got denied after my hearing grid rule 201.21 at 50 rule 201.14 will apply when should I reapply
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
answered on Jun 18, 2019

I have done Social Security Disability law in Virginia for 35 years. Grid rule 201.21 does mandate a finding of no disability even though you are reduced to sedentary work and have no transferable skills. The problem is you are under age 50 which means Social Security thinks you can still do... View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.