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  • If I have SSI and SSDI, will I lose the SSI part if I travel abroad for more than 30 days?

    Or will I keep receiving both SSI and SSDI, since I have SSDI?

    Antonio’s Answer

    SSI benefits get suspended if you leave the country for 30 consecutive days or more. They are reinstated once you have returned and are back in the country for 30 consecutive days if you are still considered disabled. You have a duty to report your absence of 30 or more days - but your SSI still gets suspended.

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  • SSI Payment Stopped due to over 30 days admission in hospital and healthcare facility

    My father was admitted to a hospital about a month then to a healthcare for another month. Now received an overpayment notice from SSA for the 2 months that he was in hospital and healthcare facility. But he still had to pay his rent for the place...

    Antonio’s Answer

    The prior answer is right. You can appeal and at the same time also ask for a waiver due to financial hardship.

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  • Lawyer quite my social security case due to me being a medical marijuana patient.

    I also have medical problems that have been left untreated that I have had transfer my medical out of my home town to receive proper care for. But Back on the lawyer subject, My last attorney said that I have a valid claim due to my physical probl...

    Antonio’s Answer

    You should try to talk to another local attorney to see if they are willing to take on your case. If a lawyer does take it on, they may need to request a continuance from the court in order to have time to prepare. If you still haven't found a lawyer by the time your hearing occurs, you can always ask the judge for extra time to find an attorney. That will be up to the judge, but it is typically granted.

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  • I applied for SSI with no representation. my condition has worsened I need an attorney and I need to reapply

    I'm in Hollywood Memorial 6th floor Southside room 683-2

    Antonio’s Answer

    Look for a local attorney to represent you. You can use AVVo or the list of attorneys at NOSSCR.

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  • I have a friend who is about to lose herssi disability benefits they filed an appeal ssi didn't get all her medical records but

    now they have them will they be able to keep receiving their benefits o

    Antonio’s Answer

    It all depends on what the records say, and how your friend is doing. They should consult with a local attorney.

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  • Do I need to already be on SSI to apply for survivor's benefits?

    I'm an adult with emotional, mental and learning disabilities. My father passed away 2 years ago and was my provider. He wasn't legally married and I'm his only child. I am not on disability currently. I have tried to apply in the past but was de...

    Antonio’s Answer

    Your prior applications will have almost no bearing on the determination of a new application. I agree with the prior two answers regarding disabled adult children.

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  • Receiving short term disability and approved for Social Security Disability

    Husband has been receiving short term disability from work for 7.5 months now. He started his Social Security Disability claim 4 months to which he was just approved including back pay for the last two months. My question is do we have to pay back...

    Antonio’s Answer

    Whether or not LTD benefits need to be repaid will be stated in the policy. If you are not sure, you could always ask the HR department of the employer.

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  • I need disability lawyer

    I worked 6months over the hours that ssi would allow granted I haven't seen any paperwork but I'm paying back $15000. & THIS IS A LOT OF MONEY .What can YOU DO please need all my money back

    Antonio’s Answer

    Speak with a local disability attorney, and be sure to not let the deadlines for an appeal/waiver slip past you.

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  • I need disability lawyer

    I worked 6months over the hours that ssi would allow granted I haven't seen any paperwork but I'm paying back $15000. & THIS IS A LOT OF MONEY .What can YOU DO please need all my money back

    Antonio’s Answer

    Ethan has given you good advice. Speak with a local attorney, and be sure not to let the deadlines slip by you to request a waiver and appeal.

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  • I have been laid off, and have applied for unemployment. Can I apply for S.S. Disability while drawing unemployment?

    I have many health issues, which prevent me from continuing to seek employment.

    Antonio’s Answer

    There is no law explicitly forbidding it, but it is not recommended. When you apply for disability, you are telling the government you are unable to work. On the other hand, to get unemployment you must sign a document affirming you are ready, able and willing to work.

    Some judges will hold that contradiction against you so it's best not to do both.

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