Texas Public Benefits Questions & Answers

Q: Can a city reimburse council members for purchase of concert tickets?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
It depends on the totality of the circumstances.

Q: How do I amend my child's birth certificate to add her deceased father to it ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Probate, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
You can review the information provided at the Texas Department of State Health Services, VItal Statistics division to review the process. Here is the link:


Since you will need a court order, it would be best if you contact a local family law attorney to assist you. You want to make sure it is done properly.

Q: Is vigilantism federally illegal or is it up to each state as to whether or not it is legal within the state?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
What, like Batman?

You're going to need to be a tad more specific ... at least specific enough to determine whether the question involves a matter of state law, federal law, or both.

Q: I have had long term disability benefits offset by veterans disability benefits unjustly

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Sep 30, 2016
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Wow, it looks as though you have done your homework! This is one of those areas where I like to shout from the rooftops. My opinion; carriers should not be allowed to sell LTD because when a person qualifies for LTD the carrier has a provision in its policy allowing its' self to take a credit for SS disability, or some other government payment. You need to look to the policy from Liberty Mutual so see if it in fact has a provision allowing it to take a credit. The carrier know when they "sell"...

Q: Got denied SIBs for first QTR cause my lawyer said I didnt need to keep search log due to state dr report on my injury

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Sep 23, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Their insurance may fight back regardless of what you do. Read your fee agreement. If it is a contingent fee, the "contingent" is the lawyer succeeding.

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