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Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus

Richmond Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. I have a lawyer for social security but I am not happy with her she don,t return call

    Answered 30 days ago.

    1. Ethan K. Pham
    2. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3. Lloyd A. Pont
    4. Ravi R. Gurumurthy
    5. Harold W. Conick
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Pham. It is true if your current attorney will not waive his/her fee then it will be difficult to find another lawyer. You may want to ask for a meeting with your current lawyer to work out your differences.

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  2. Working part time under SGA and receiving social security disability

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Lloyd A. Pont
    2. David Samuel Simon
    3. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3 lawyer answers

    If you work part time be aware, this could trigger a review of your Social Security Disability status. Are you really disabled? Or are you keeping your hours down just to remain eligible? Also, if you gross more than a thousand a month you run the risk of disqualification for exceeding SGA. It is a dangerous business.

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  3. If I'm on ssi but awaiting a administrative law judge hearing for ssdi. Are the chances good I will be approved?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Ethan K. Pham
    2. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3. Thomas Stoddard Cook
    3 lawyer answers

    Proving disability nine (9) years earlier is very difficult. Even though you were found disabled for SSI recently this does not prove you were disabled nine (9) years ago. You will need to locate medical records that address your disability status back then. Even though you may have treatment records for that period, they may or may not discuss your disability status. You can ask your current psychologist to review those records and give an opinion but a retroactive diagnosis is not favored by...

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  4. Is withholding medical attention of a slip and fall at job, waiting for a drug test legal? (MA)

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Zaheer A Shah
    2. Michael J. Szklasz
    3. D. Robin Gouveia
    4. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    4 lawyer answers

    It is sad but due to the fact the legal system is slow even if she had an attorney she probably could not get medical attention any faster.

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  5. What can be expected in a Workers Comp Death benefits claim after hearing back from the employers insurance company?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    2. Brett A. Borah
    3. Gerald Franklin Batchelder
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Borah. Demand a meeting with this lawyer or get another lawyer.

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  6. My mother in law is having issues with her social security

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3. Andrew W. Norfleet
    3 lawyer answers

    Normally, Social Security is not reduced. SSI or welfare disability can be reduced if she has another source of income. You need to state why her benefits were reduced in order for this forum to help you.

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  7. Am I eligible Social Security Benefit?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Jack Justin Adams
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have never had earned income in the USA, then you are not eligible for Social Security which is based on the earnings you made while employed in the USA. You can check to see if you are eligible for SSI (Welfare Disability) which is a program not based on your earnings as a worker in the USA.

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  8. I get SSD. My husband gets SSI. We got married and the SSA says that my income is too much so they suspended his SSI.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Brian S Wayson
    2. Scott M. Daniels
    3. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Wayson is correct. What many people do not understand is SSI is not SS. SSI is Weflare Disability. When you are on Welfare, any income of the family unit such as your SSA can disqualify a spouse.

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  9. In June 2009 I had hemorrhagic stroke and currently I'm on long term disability. I like to test my ability to work as a TWP.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    2. Jeremy Lyle Bordelon
    3 lawyer answers

    You indicate you are on long term disability (LTD) benefits. However, you want to come back to work. You should be careful about this. Your wish to return to work is praiseworthy; however, a return to work may terminate your LTD benefits. You did not indicate if you were also on Social Security Disability. If so, you can do a Trial Work Period if you are on Social Security without jeopardizing those benefits. Social Security will disregard income due to a return to work for 9 months. But again,...

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  10. Work injury settlement after problem

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    2. Gilbert Earl Fisher
    2 lawyer answers

    You indicate you settled your WC claim in 2008. If that settlement was for this medical problem then you cannot bring another WC claim against that same company for that same problem. Also, if you settled this breathing problem as a WC claim back in 2008, you cannot now bring the same claim against your former employer as a personal injury claim. Usually, in Virginia you have two years from the date of injury to bring a personal injury claim. You also had two years from the date of diagnosis to...

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