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Sheri R Abrams

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  • A friend of mine, living in Va, is going for his third appeal for ss disability. He has a previous drug conviction.

    Drug conviction < 10 years ago in Vermont. Does this become an issue in the pursuit of his claim? He did do jail time.

    Sheri’s Answer

    This previous drug conviction should not effect his appeal for Social Security Disability benefits.

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  • Why am I receiving SSDI if I don't have enough work credits?

    My dad retired early last year and he found out that the benefits I have been receiving for years are based on his work history. That I didn't not work enough to have the credits for disability. They compared my parents and his was more so that's ...

    Sheri’s Answer

    Please note that, in most situations, if you were to marry you would lose your Adult Disabled Child benefits from Social Security.

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  • I call this lawyer back in sept 2010 she said the only way she will do anything was to give her 2500 so i did

    she hasn't call me i call to ask what is she doing she say i send apaper to the other side i ask for a copy she has'nt since this day i call no answer she is from rutherford n.j. i got intouch with her she wants 7500 to start anything in told i d...

    Sheri’s Answer

    You should also contact the New Jersey Bar Association and make a complaint.

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  • How do I go about getting custody of my half-brother (12)? Both parents are willing to give me custody. Do I have to g to court?

    I am currently active duty military and I know what I have to as far as the military goes to be allowed to get custody, but I don't know what I have to do in the civilian world. If they are both willing to give me custody do I still have t apear i...

    Sheri’s Answer

    I do not see a way around you not going to court. I am also concerned as to why your parents would give up custody, and if on active duty you would be granted custody. I suggest you contact the local child protection department where your half-brother lives, but know that this could lead to him being removed from your parents and placed in foster home until things can be worked out.

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  • After my step father died,his bank return all his money to U.S. They did not give my Mother anything for his funeral.Is this

    Right and what my Mom, right to his Spouse money?Her name is not in the Bank account,This is his retirement and S.S.S benefits.What is her right?

    Sheri’s Answer

    If your step-father received money from Social Security for time after his death he was not entitled to it and it needed to be sent back. Your mother would need to go into her local Social Security office to see if you qualifies for a percentage of your step-father's benefits---this depends on many factors. If your mother was not named on the bank account, she cannot access it unless she is the Executrix of his will or Administrator of his estate---bother determined by the Probate Court.

    I suggest your mother contact a local elder law attorney for assistance.

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  • HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR GUARDIANSHIP OF A ELDER PERSON?

    THIS MAN HAS BEEN IN REHAP FOR 9 MONTHS, THEY ARE CHARGING HIM 6,000.00 A MONTH HE DOES NOT GET THE THERIPY HE NEEDS. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO HIM WHEN HE RUNS OUT OF HIS LIFE SAVINGS ? I AM HIS ONLY FRIEND WHO HE TRUSTS

    Sheri’s Answer

    You should contact an experienced Elder Law Attorney in your area to discuss the pros and cons of Guardianships. Being a friend and not a family member brings up issues that need to be addressed by an Attorney.

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  • Can i file a claim against social security if they do not pay on time.

    My father recently filed a claim for backed disability owed to him. He passed away during the days leading up to his hearing and I his son filed a substitute claimant form. The judge ruled in our favor and awarded us a lump sum of social security ...

    Sheri’s Answer

    In my area of the country it is taking about 3 months to get paid. I suggest that you contact your congressperson sometimes they can speed payment up if they put a congressional inquiry on your case.

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  • Child disability benefit denied.

    Disability records of 8 y/o child for the last 4 years are accurately submiited. Denied due 2 reasons: 1) he is legal PR but not a US citizen, nor a refugee, asylum, NativeAmerican, or blind. 2) He, or spouse, or parent do not count toward the 40 ...

    Sheri’s Answer

    The only way anyone can receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is if they are a U.S. Citizen or if they were granted some form of political asylum in the U.S. So based on your question I would say no she cannot receive benefits.

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  • Can my child get social security her father has died and he was getting disability and social security from his mother?

    can my child receive social security if her dad has passed and he was disable and drawing his mother social security?

    Sheri’s Answer

    Your child cannot receive the money that her father was drawing on his mother's social security (I guess he was disabled before age 22?). If her father had put in to Social Security on his own, from his own work or if he was receiving Social Security Disability on his own work record then she would probably be entitled to some money depending on her age (either survivor benefits or a continuation of her benefit based on her father's Social Security Disability).

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  • I live in NY and receive SSD monthly. Can I receive any other benefits monthly like public assistance?

    I receive just over 1,200 monthly on SSD but my monthly expenses far exceed this and in June I will have $115.00 taken out of my benefits for health insurance... Can I receive public assistance as well as SSD?

    Sheri’s Answer

    Your $1200 will be considered income by NY. If New York considers a person who receives $1200 a month entitled to public assistance then you can qualify. Getting Social Security Disability is not an automatic bar to getting public assistance if you qualify income wise.

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