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Q: Green Card issued in 1973 and SSN benefits out of country

My father has a greed card issued in 1973. So there is no expiration date. Just prior to 9/11 he left the country and has not returned. He is collecting SSN for the 30 + years he was working in the US.

He was told in casual conversation with a friend that since he has not stepped foot... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Dec 28, 2018

He will never lose his social security number, but he can lose lawful permanent resident status based upon abandonment. His decision to leave the U. S. for more than a year has arguable consequences. The old I-551 cards do not change the law on abandonment. The cards are the property of the U.... Read more »

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Q: My daughter doesn't have a lot of money. Would anyone take her SSDI case and collect your fees when she wins?

She is 35, bipolar, has ADD, fibromyalgia & all over extreme disabiling muscular pain (was on Tramadol in ORD. She has severe allergies that cause her eyes to swell shut and other body parts to break out in huge hives & swell. She can't hold a full time job. The only kind of work she can do is... Read more »

Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven
Shari Lynn Vannieuwenhoven answered on Aug 14, 2017

I suggest contacting a local experienced social security attorney. You will find that fees are paid at the end of case if she is awarded benefits. The attorney will get paid directly from social security. The fee is limited to 25% of the past-due benefits up to a maximum of $6,000. The attorney... Read more »

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