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Kristina Street Hatcher

Johnson City Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. I need a social secuity lawyer who dont get paid unless i get paid

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Cheryl F Coon
    2. Kristina Street Hatcher
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4. Lee Alan Thompson
    5. D K Kevin Dugan
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorneys who responded to you and suggest you contact NOSSCR 1-800-431-2804 to ask for a referral in your area. Most attorneys who do an appreciable amount of this type work are members of the organization. I always recommend you go with someone who has a lot of experience. Most will give a free consultation, so it just comes down to finding someone you feel comfortable with. Good luck to you!

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  2. How difficult is it to get social security benefits with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Alan Ferry
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Kristina Street Hatcher
    4. Sharmine Persaud
    5. Yolanda Navarrete
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with both of these attorneys and would add that it is true that age plays a part in the disability determination. It is also true that a documented decline in health can help in getting you approved. My clients who have MS which has progressed usually have no problem getting a treating physician to write a source statement estimating "episodes", explaining symptoms and stating the condition is expected to progress further and not improve. This can help immensely. There is no reason to...

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  3. How can I add my disabled spouse to share in my Social Security benefits so she can receive monthly benefits now?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristina Street Hatcher
    2. Marilyn Hamilton
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Ms. Hamilton. Also, since we do not know whether your wife has either enough credits to qualify on her own for SSDI or income and resources low enough to qualify for SSI, I suggest you make an appointment with your local Social Security office and find out what, if any, programs there are for which she may qualify. That would be your first step. You may also want to consult a local Social Security attorney. They will generally give a free consultation and be able to advise you as...

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  4. I had my disability hearing 2 1/2 weeks ago. The judge only asked the VE what level my job was classified. Is this bad or good?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kristina Street Hatcher
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Edwin Arnold Anderson
    4 lawyer answers

    Assuming your hearing was in Kingsport, it most likely means the judge had already determined at what level he felt like you were able to perform physically. I agree you should ask your attorney, since he/she would have the surrounding details of the hearing and case. Generally the ALJ will, at a minimum, ask the VE to classify the positions previously performed at a gainful level and also ask them whether you could still perform those positions, but not always. Sometimes they will determine...

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  5. Is it expensive for an attorney to review a will?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Kristina Street Hatcher
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Robert E. Millsap III
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree and the sooner you consult an attorney, the better. People have a tendency to take real estate and probate matters very personally (understandably), but the sooner you address the situation, likely the easier and cheaper it will be. An attorney can help you sort out a plan that works for everyone which is a much better, faster and less expensive alternative to allowing a court to decide. Often times, everyone has to give up a little something in the process, but ultimately the gain is...

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  6. Can I do some easy volunteer work while on Long Term Disability?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Caver
    2. Kristina Street Hatcher
    3. Jeremy Lyle Bordelon
    4. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    5. Robert C. Alston
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Caver, but I would also add that it is imperative that you discuss this with your representative before you start volunteering. The reality of the situation is that those who tend to over achieve or push themselves are not always rewarded for their effort in this system. The reason I point this out is that you will need to document the restrictions, hours worked, accommodations, problems with predictable schedules, etc, etc. Volunteering, going to school or even working part-...

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  7. I need an SSDI attorney!

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristina Street Hatcher
    2. Dennis Alan Palso
    3. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3 lawyer answers

    I suggest you call NOSSCR 1-800-431-2804 and ask for an attorney referral(s) for your area. Most attorneys who do an appreciable amount of work in Social Security Disability are members of that organization. You will need someone with specific experience in mental claims alone, so make sure to ask about that during your initial consultation with the attorney. Good luck to you.

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  8. SSI for disabled baby with down syndrome and other health issues

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristina Street Hatcher
    2. Antonio L. Viera
    3. Robert C. Alston
    3 lawyer answers

    First, this has to be a difficult situation to go through alone. It is very smart to look into these things this early on, great job! I too suggest you consult a Social Security attorney. I also recommend that you speak with someone at your local Social Security office. They may be able to guide you not only on the SSI part but also any other programs for which your child may qualify. Because the child is not yet born and it sounds like you have limited resources, they may be able to guide you...

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  9. Does the Social Security Administration have a protocol for addressing complaints against disability attorneys?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristina Street Hatcher
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Robert C. Alston
    3 lawyer answers

    In the interest of fair play, I will attempt to answer this question. First, if the attorney waived his fee and the judge approved the fee waiver, then he would have to petition for his fee (which is why the proceeds are being held). He will probably have to turn in an accounting of his/her time and work on the case. You do have the opportunity to respond to that petition. You can go by the local SSA Appeal Office and ask them what you need to submit. The judge will make a decision on the...

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  10. If you sell your real estate to a family member in pa how many years before it can't be reversed by gov.?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph M. Masiuk
    2. Kristina Street Hatcher
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    3 lawyer answers

    There is not enough information here to answer your question. Was this a deed of some sort or was it a conveyance into a trust? Was there some type of fraud or forgery involved? In a deed, a recitation that One Dollar was received as consideration does not invalidate an otherwise legal conveyance. You may want to take the document to a local real estate attorney and ask him/her for direction. Questions like this are generally easy to answer with the document right in front of the attorney and...

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