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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... Read 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...
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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... Read more »

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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 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....
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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... Read 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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: At my hearing my attorney didn't ask any questions

The only positive thing was the judge said if I move let social security and my att know where I'll be

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 2, 2019

Not sure of your question. But Social Security is usually an administrative proceeding, which is not an actual trial. Hearsay Evidence is almost completely admissible, especially when it is written, so you do not have evidentiary objections. And your attorney apparently felt the record was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I owe fines n court costs,before I can get my driver license back,but i was disabled, n drawing socialsecurity,do i owe
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 21, 2018

Yes. Disability does not entitle you to break the law, and they will issue warrants for your arrest if you don't pay fines and costs. You may be able to work out a payment plan.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: What can I do about attorney signing my name to a document in my social security disability case?

The social security administration informed me about it because she came across another hearing form and realized what had happened. The attorney that signed the paper was no longer representing me in the case at the time that she forged my name.

Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol answered on Jan 3, 2018

You should make sure that your current attorney knows of the forgery. You can also report the attorney to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Social Security and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: What do I have to do to start collecting child support from my ex who draws a disability check?
Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Nov 27, 2016

Its not clear what you mean by "your ex"- if you are divorced, your divorce decree should have addressed the issue of child support, and if he is not paying the child support, you can file a petition for contempt through your divorce lawyer or through the child support enforcement office... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Tennessee on
Q: What can I do if I have an ineffective social security lawyer that has made me sign that%of all money obtained go to her
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on May 28, 2012

You can dismiss this lawyer. However, he or she may file a lien against your benefits. You can also check with NOSSCR to find a qualified lawyer in your area. You can also report this attorney to your state bar association which is supposed to police the ethics of lawyers in your state.

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