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Matthew Mayne Donaldson

Matthew Donaldson’s Answers

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  • I have recently applied for Disabled Child benefits through Social Security. They denied me the benefits.

    They denied me because they are unable to prove I was disabled before age 22 due to the hospital where I was diagnosed destroying records before 1989. However, I had recieved Disabled Child Benefits once before under my Step-Father's record. Th...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You need a lawyer and a hope of micro-fish

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  • I just turned 62 and have been receiving Social Security Disability because of my leg amputation. I have just been recently

    Just been aproved for VA Pension. I am getting ready to apply for retirement. I get to keep both?

    Matthew’s Answer

    At 62 your disability payment from SSD will be higher than an early retirement election. VA benefits can also be recovered along with SSD. Dont try for early retirement (SS Speaking) if you are already getting SSD for your disability. Saddle up and Rde it out with SSD and VA benefits.

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  • Non-resident spouse receiving my social security

    I will be 66 years old and will apply for Social Security and will also apply for Social Security for my husband to receive half of my benefit, He recently returned to the Philippines to live there. He has an immigrant visa to stay in the US but...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Dont think so. Talk to your local SS office

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  • Is it possible to keep public assistance (food stamps and medicaid) if a relative gives or loans you money to buy a home?

    My friend's mother wants to give her daughter money for buying a house. Daughter's family receives food stamps and medicaid due to low income. Their income is not likely to change in the near future. Is there a way to accept mother's gift without ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    depends if the home is in your name. Assets like a home can affect whether or not you qualify for assistance

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  • I am waiting for a decision from a.judge on my ssd. Can i work part time while im waiting?

    I havent been working for some time now. Even though i have a hard time handling work, i have to be able to live and support my family. Im lost on what to do, and what i can do. I applied because of p.t.s.d, depression, migraine head aches, degene...

    Matthew’s Answer

    your decision is coming...it can take 30-90 days depending on your judge. If you do some work (not recommended at this late stage) keep it under 20 hours and under 1000 for the month. Otherwise you 'could" really screw things up. A little work and a little pay while you are waiting can be "off-set" from your retro recovery...but it sure won't look good cowboy

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  • The father of my children never worked due to illness and is now getting ssd can my children draw also?

    the father of two children has never worked at all due to illness, he now gets a small ssd check but my kids get nothing. why? and is there any programs to help now or with college? i have never gotten child support.

    Matthew’s Answer

    If he never worked, he is probably getting SSI not SSD (unless he is going under a disabled parent SS #. Kids of a disabled individual are entitled to benefits as well...under certain circumstances. often, the benefits are awarded to the biological children of a disabled parent, exclusive of his benefit!. You need to take your children info (birth certificate, SS card etc) to SS office and see if they qualify. Also, consult with a Family lawyer if you want child support deducted from your husbands meager benefits.

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  • Can your employer put you on SSD and cut you from your job? had work accident, been working but can't keep it up.

    accident was 2004 head injury well documented. work has changed and I can't continue. dizzy balance problems.

    Matthew’s Answer

    You have the right to apply for SSD if you are unable to work and that disability has lasted or is expected to last over a year. An employer cant apply for you...you should talk to Both a Work Comp lawyer and a social security lawyer.

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  • Child Support

    My child gets auxilliary benefits from my SS work record and am curious to know how these benefits will effect CS. I am the custodial parent. Will these benefits be added to my income? Will it offset the NCPs financial obligation?

    Matthew’s Answer

    Shouldn't affect a non custodial parent's obligation to support his kid, nor the amount previously set by a Family court of law. Child support is not "your income". Alimony is your income, but child support is the Child's money.

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  • Can I sue SS for survivor benefits?

    I am 22yrs old. My father died in 1993, parents not married and he did not sign my birth certificate. My half brother(diff mothers) recieved survivor benefits until he was 18, his mother filed for him, father signed birth certificate. My question ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You can "apply" for them...retro will probably not apply being that you have not applied. Your success in this endeavor will prove difficult though. You should apply, see why you are denied and bring that denial to a lawyer for review and consult. success unlikely for many reasons, but you have a right to apply and try my friend.

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  • Do i qualify for temporary disability even though my last job was in jan. I am receiving unemployment now. I am 33 wks pregnant

    I am collecting unemployed right now, but i am also 33 weeks pregnant. I was told by unemployment that 6 weeks before my due date i must file for temporary disability, which is next week. and unemployment told me that i can no longer claim my week...

    Matthew’s Answer

    There is a form of 'temp diss' but it is rarely issued and is more like welfare than SS. Unless you are speaking of a private or work issued short term dissability policy. If this is the case, you paid for the STD/LTD policy and should atempt to use it. SSI/SSD is really a "total dissability" benefit and is not usually considered "short term dissability coverage".

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