My 95 year old mother lived in an assisted living in florida between 2013-2014. I took her out in january of this year up to my home in Illinois. The last few months down there they said she was getting to be a problem because she said somebody w...
Sounds like you are dealing with a debt collector and debt collectors often will just try to get someone, anyone to pay the debt. Since you are saying this is on your credit report, consult with a consumer law attorney in your local area for options on how to deal with it. First step is to demand validation of the debt. You can use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo to look for a consumer attorney in your area.See question
I have been disabled for several years and wanted to know. If S.S.I. pays from the alleged on set date or from the time i file my application? I have the proof. I just didnt want to file before.
You have stated you are asking about SSI. For Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the earliest possible pay date is the first day of the first month after you have filed an application and are found disabled. So, IF this is SSI only, you are probably losing out on benefits if you have delayed filing for benefits.
For Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, the earliest pay date is five "full months" after your onset date OR twelve months prior to your application, whichever is the later point in time.
In most situations, it is not a good idea to delay filing for benefits.See question
- Mother was going to purchase it for me as she is in the spend down process of SSI, and would purchase a plan for herself as well. - Does irrevocable trust need to be made for each of us with funeral plan money inside each trust? - If mom...
I read this to indicate mother is spending down for SSI and that you may also be on SSI. IF you are disabled per Social Security, then I think there is a very good chance that there would be no Medicaid transfer penalty for mother transferring assets to you, although you'd certainly still need to make sure the assets you receive are exempt for your own SSI/Medicaid eligibility. I'd suggest having mother meet with an experienced local Elder Law attorney for guidance on how to accomplish her goals without interfering with your SSI/Medicaid eligibility. You can use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo to look for an Elder Law attorney.See question
lawyer said he was denied & was going to file an appeal & did none of this so what to do from here
If you actually paid a $7500 fee, then I think the first step here is to report this to Social Security. A lawyer may not charge a fee without approval from the Administration. The penalties available include criminal prosecution, fines, restitution and being barred from practicing before the SSA. Here is a link to more information for you about the fee process: https://www.ssa.gov/representation/overview.htm#&a0=5 A report can also be made to the appropriate State Bar, which licenses attorneys and can discipline them for failure to meet deadlines and charging an illegal or excessive fee. What is your new lawyer suggesting you do?See question
Why would a ALJ base her entire denial on their opinion, discounting treating physcians, CE examinators.
The argument would be that the non-treating, non-examining physician's conclusions are not supported by the evidence and, in fact, contradicted by the evidence from both physicians and examining consultants. Why would an ALJ do this? Hard to say, but the option is to appeal the decision and point this out to the Appeals Council.See question
I serve at a restaurant and our managers have a ploy for higher gift card sales. They made a "game" for weekend nights. The game goes like this: 2 servers are given a hat, and they need to sell $5 worth of gift cards in order to get rid of the hat...
I agree with the prior response. Unfortunately, employer can do this. I'm guessing customers won't feel too sorry for long and will feel manipulated, which ultimately likely leads to them avoiding this restaurant. With your employer resorting to such pathetic marketing strategies as this, I'd suggest you start looking for another job anyway. Your pride is worth something, even if the employer has none. Perhaps you can come back at a future point as a manager over whoever came up with this ridiculousness.See question
I've been on disability benefits for the last 5 years for a host of medical problems(Autoimmune Disease, Cancer, Liver transplant). Recently, SSI canceled my benefits as I going in for Cancer surgery, it took two months to get my benefits re-acti...
Possibly you could be the subject of a CDI investigation through Social Security and in such an investigation, it is possible that your internet activity and potentially phone activity could be examined along with interviews of people around you. There are very limited restrictions on law enforcement investigation, other than the potential need to obtain search warrants. Could an investigator haven't threatened to charge someone they spoke with for interfering with the investigation if that person tipped you off? Possibly and not necessarily illegal. However, your question states that your SSI benefits were taken away and the reason for that happening would probably be insightful into whether someone is attempting to scam you or whether you truly are being investigated in the manner you describe. If you are being investigated, I'd suggest discussing the case with your lawyer and with nobody else.See question
How serious is this charge, and how could a ALJ be disciplined for doing this repeatedly?
Much, I think, would depend on the specific facts. Abuse of discretion is improperly applying the applicable law to the facts of the case or applying the law in an arbitrary manner. I would suggest having your attorney focus on appealing the ALJ's decision and if you don't have an attorney, then see if you can hire one for your appeal.See question