I would need more information to answer your question. Are you on SSI or Social Security Disability? If you are on SSD, you may be eligible for a Trial Work Period. As for unemployment compensation, did you disclose this to the unemployment office? In Connecticut, your doctor can fill out a form stating you can work part -time. You then may be able to qualify for unemployment benefits. You want to be sure that you disclose earnings to both unemployment and SSA to prevent any claim of fraud.
Once SSA knows of your new address, they will transfer your case. You will not have a choice.
As to whether to hire an attorney in this state or the next: sometimes an attorney will be happy to travel to another state for a client who moves. It depends on the attorney.
You should get an attorney. At this point, you have no way of knowing how far down the appeals pipeline your case will go. It may end up in Federal District Court. A non-attorney cannot represent you in federal court. You would have to find an attorney to represent you (unless you represent yourself, which I don't recommend). Most SS attorneys will not take a federal appeal if they did not handle the hearing at SSA. So, you might as well get an attorney now. Ask the attorney if she or he...
You did not state whether or not you filed a case in district court. You generally have 60 days after receipt of the Appeals Council decision to file a Complaint in federal district court. If you are still within the 60 day time limit, you can do so. If you are close to the 60 day limit, you can file in Court by yourself, and then look for a lawyer who practices in federal court. Not all SS lawyers practice in Court.
There are quite a few cases in the courts where students have contested discipline by the school for inappropriate posts on social media. There are also some appeals court decisions which are conflicting.
This is a brand new area of law - what rights to free speech do students have? The fact that the students were using a computer at school leads me to believe that, if the school wanted to issue some kind of a sanction, they might be able to do so. Don't use twitter at school.
You do not need a lawyer to write a letter asking to have your daughter evaluated. You will need a lawyer or other advocate if the school declines to have your daughter evaluated, or you disagree with the school's evaluation. If you disagree with the school's evaluation, you may have a right to an independent evaluation at public expense.
Be sure you put all your requests in writing. Get proof of the school's receipt of your request. Keep a copy.
Each college has their own disciplinary procedures. These procedures are contained in the school handbook. Your college may have posted them on-line. You should read those rules carefully to see if your school followed its own procedures. Additionally, it may make a difference if you are in a public university as opposed to a private university.
You should consult a Texas education attorney. That attorney should be able to tell you if your appeal was received on time.
I don't think you really want to sue the school; you are asking if you have to pay the entire tuition. First, look at your school's refund policy. Did you tell the school you were withdrawing from classes? School's generally will refund part of your tuition if you withdraw early enough.
You didn't say whether you were receiving federal financial aid. If so, federal laws may help. Requirements for institutions participating n financial aid programs for students are set forth at 20 USC sec....
Your communications with the school on this issue should be in writing. Make a written request for a copy of your educational records. Also include the documentation that you have - a copy of the degree, transcript, grade reports, etc. A written request will be taken more seriously than a phone call.