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Matthew Mayne Donaldson

New Port Richey Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. I'm 35 years of age and only worked 5 or 6 jobs in my whole life. Will I receive ssdi and ssi benefits?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    2. Laurel Christine Farrell
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    Cowboy...you "can" qualify for both under certain circumstances. dont limit yourself to only SSI when you may qualify for both. Remember SSI gives you Medicaid, but SSD gives you access to Medicare (after a waiting period). medicare can help you in ways medicaid can not. if you qualify for both, dont assume that you prefer one over another without talking to an atty or a SS rep.

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  2. I have serious back problems confirmed by only a x-ray.Do I need to have a mri done before I apply for ssdi benefits.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Francisco Javier Gonzalez
    2. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    3. Sarah Houghton Barkley
    4. Marilyn Hamilton
    4 lawyer answers

    you don't need one, but Judge's love them. You can't fake an MRI. some judges will look exclusively at MRI or CT results. You dont need them...but they sure help support your subjective complaints and can make the difference.

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  3. How far back is the average onset date for a SSDI claimant?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    2. Robert C. Alston
    3. Marilyn Hamilton
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no "average onset date" per se. Your onset date is when your condition reached a severity level that forced you out of the work force. The "average" onset date corresponds with the date you stopped Substantial Gainful Activity.

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  4. Do Florida Dram Shop laws apply to bar owners who are drinking with you in their establishment buying shots for him and I

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    2. Julie S Luhrsen
    3. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    4. Robert Edward Heyman
    4 lawyer answers

    Sure can...need witnesses to the extent of drinking the bar owner was part of and/or was paying for.

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  5. Disability decision and payee assistant

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    2. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    2 lawyer answers

    Being able to "handle your own money" does not mean an individual is disabled. The advice to have a Psych determine if the individual is "able" to handle their own funds is just a way to cut out the "middle man" who is assisting as a payee. One does not have to do this if the "Payee" requirement is working out, but if they want control of their own funds, a Psych opinion that the individual can handle this responsibility will just take away the need for the "payee"...it will not show that the...

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  6. How to waive social security benefits that were overpaid to beneficiary in error by social security?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Torri
    2. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    Get a lawyer...

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  7. Paid to much money inti social security Not nfair nreturn

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    2. Dennis Alan Palso
    3. Anthony Christopher Saline
    3 lawyer answers

    The payout is often lower than a disabled individual hoped it would be. You have a right to ask for a written breakdown of "how they came up with your monthly amount". Ask for one

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  8. I was contaminated with a form of ecoli during a cyst removal and now have a terrible and painful scar. Is Dr. Liable?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Marc Edward Stewart
    2. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    Tough one. You have damages...but tieing causeation to the claim may prove difficult. Whether or not an attorney will "take on" a case like this will depend on the extent of your damages. "Still tender" tells me this may not be over yet.

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  9. If I am on full Disability. can i still use fmla too keep insurance until i get coverage from disability

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Alan Palso
    2. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    3. Robert C. Alston
    3 lawyer answers

    You can certainly try...also try medicaid application. If you are already determined disabled, medicaid may step in and help you until medicare kicks in (depending on your financial status, of course)

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  10. Can a person work while on social security disability ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    2. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4. Michael Alan Ferry
    4 lawyer answers

    Yep. But you must include SS in the work process. it has to be limited hours and limited money, but SS supports a "ticket to work" program that even helps you along. keep the hours very low and the money earned likewise low...or you may pop up for a "review". the key is DO NOT START WORKING withithout going over it with SS. Do you really need the money??? If you are just bored, look into volunteer work...Dont screw up the right to your disability unless it is truly necessary. And only do...

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