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Carol Ann Brent

Buffalo Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. My Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is getting worse and I don't think I can work. How difficult would it be to get on disability?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Carol Ann Brent
    2. Tara Candela RN
    3. D K Kevin Dugan
    4. Cheryl F Coon
    4 lawyer answers

    You should apply if you feel as if you cannot hold down a full-time job due to your condition. However, if you have had this condition since 2000 you would have to show that it has become worse since you could work with it until 2013. One thing that would help is if your medical records showed that you would need to take numerous breaks during a workday due to your IBS. Many employers would not allow an employee to take numerous unscheduled work breaks during a workday and this would help...

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  2. Can I get social security income even though I dont have enough worked income credits?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Chadwick Joseph Lawrence
    2. Cheryl F Coon
    3. Robert David Shapiro
    4. Carol Ann Brent
    5. D K Kevin Dugan
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    You may be able to get SSI without work credits or you may be able to prove that you were insured for social security disability benefits. It depends on a number of factors. You can apply yourself over the phone or internet or hire an attorney whom will guide you through the whole application process. Don't wait, though, because with SSI the date of your application is the first day that you are eligible for benefits if you are approved.

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  3. I absolutely want to be 100% honest but have heard some answers are better stated one way then anther for SSA Adult function

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. D K Kevin Dugan
    2. Carol Ann Brent
    3. Stanley N Zahorsky
    3 lawyer answers

    That is why i always help my clients complete the function report. I always make sure their answers are honest, but there are ways to list the honest answers without hurting your case. For example, my clients tell me one of the household chores they do is to vacuum the house. However, when I question them further they state they only use a lightweight portable vacuum and they only last for 5 minutes. I list these details. It's important to list the details or the social security...

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  4. Getting Approved For SSI Without Excessive Medical Records?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Robert Alfred Donati
    3. Carol Ann Brent
    4. Kelvin P. Green
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that you should set up an appointment with a neurologist in order to update your medical records. You need to show that you are unable to work a full time job based on your age, education and past work experience. It also doesn't matter if you are unable to find a job or get hired for a job. I often get calls from individuals whom tell me they could work full-time, but no one will hire them. If you can work full-time then you will be denied social security disability. In...

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  5. Is it a good sign that an SSI law firm has taken my case and represent me at a hearing in front of a judge?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Robert L. Cullen
    2. Robert Alfred Donati
    3. Cheryl F Coon
    4. D K Kevin Dugan
    5. David B Sherman
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    What you need to do is see if the attorney has reviewed your file and see what he/she thinks of your case. I sign up clients for hearings, but I do not get the opportunity to review the file until after I have signed up the clients. I then review the file and tell the client what I think of his/her case. Often I can make suggestions on how they can strengthen their case. I have actually reviewed files and it turns out there is not a single medical record in it. I then review the file with...

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  6. I had applied for a financial assistance application through St Joes hospital, and recieved a letter we did not qualify

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Carol Ann Brent
    2. Stephanie O Joy
    2 lawyer answers

    You also have to be under the income limit for a family of 4 in Arizona to file for Chapter 7. You need to seek the advise of a bankruptcy attorney whom will calculate allowable deductions from your income and let you know if you qualify. The attorney will be able to answer all of your questions. You can get rid of the credit card debt if you qualify for a Chapter 7 even if you have never been late in your payments. If you have been using your credit cards daily it's important to take the...

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  7. I have numerous medical conditions and am wondering if i would be eligible for ssdi

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Cheryl F Coon
    2. Carol Ann Brent
    3. Christopher Robert Sharry
    4. D K Kevin Dugan
    5. Joseph William Segraves
    5 lawyer answers

    Social security disability is based upon a showing that there are not a significant number of jobs available for you based upon your age, past work history and education. You may be eligible for either SSD or SSI depending upon your current income, resources and how long ago you actually worked. If you last worked in 1980 it may be more difficult to show you are eligible for SSD. However, if you haven't worked, have a low enough income and low resources you can apply for SSI. It is also...

  8. What if I can't attend the 341 meeting in person after filing for Chapter 7?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Theodore Lyons Araujo
    2. David Scott Hamilton
    3. Carol Ann Brent
    4. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    5. Mark Markus
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    I agree that you should wait to file for bankruptcy until you return to the United States. In my district of Western New York the US Trustee will automatically make a motion to dismiss if you fail to appear at the first 341 meeting. If you fail to appear at the second meeting there is a hearing on the motion to dismiss which is usually always granted, especially if the client fails to show up for the motion to dismiss.

  9. My son has been getting SSI benefits since age 10, he just reached age 18 and soc sec sent me forms to do a redetermanation case

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. E. Alexandra Golden
    2. D K Kevin Dugan
    3. Cheryl F Coon
    4. Stephanie O Joy
    5. Carol Ann Brent
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    Here in NY it is very common for a child whom received childhood SSI to be evaluated at age 18 to see if the child is still eligible for SSI as an adult. It is very important that when your son is evaluated that you are able to provide a list of his medical providers. This way the social security administration can obtain the necessary medical records showing that he has the limitations that you listed. You will also want to provide education and/or counseling records if he sees a counselor...

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  10. I am a 70 percent disabled veteran with ptsd, i cant keep employment for the last 5 years consistent , am i elgible for ssdi.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Caver
    2. Drew Norman Early
    3. Stephanie O Joy
    4. D K Kevin Dugan
    5. Carol Ann Brent
    5 lawyer answers

    It also depends on if you are currently seeking treatment for your condition. If you just received a diagnosis, but never followed up with treatment it may be more difficult for you to prove that you can not work a full-time job with your PTSD.