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Michael J Haller Jr.

Omaha Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. If you are receiving Social Security disability payments and win the lottery or prizes from contests does if affect you SSD

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J Haller Jr.
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    You say you receive "social security disability" - as long as none of the money you receive is for Supplemental Security Income, you do not need to report it to Social Security. However, the Internal Revenue Service will be very glad to hear from you! The first link below takes you to SSA's website of what you have to report when you receive disability. The second link is for SSI and what you must report.

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  2. Since my disability checks come in the for me section can i cash my own checks.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J Haller Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    If your parent is your representative payee for Social Security Disability benefits, you can not cash the check. If you have a complaint about the management of your funds, you must file that with the SSA, BUT I would encourage you to discuss the matter with your parents first. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. Input from you could change how they "handle" your disability check. The rules are clear what they must do - and they report to SSA what they do with your funds. You may...

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  3. I just won my case for s.s.i will still be able to get it if i get married

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gilberto Rosales
    2. Michael J Haller Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    When you applied for SSI benefits, you promised to report any changes. The first link below will provide you with what you need to report. The second link answers the question: "If you get married, separated or divorced." SSI benefits are based on assets. If a marriage changes yours, yes, it could "mess with the s.s.i."

  4. Have questions regarding Social Security Disability.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J Haller Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like you will need to file a new application. Review the decision that indicated you were disabled. If "closed period" is mentioned, that claim has been decided and nothing remains open. There is something called an "extended period of eligibility" but if yours was a "closed period" it would not apply. The steps you need to file for disability with SSA are to do so online, in person, or by telephone. I have provided a link if you decide to apply online.

  5. Will my SS Disability be lowered if I accept a WC settlement?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Terence Sean McGraw
    2. David Arthur Stevens
    3. Michael J Haller Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Review the previous two excellent answers. I would add that you should make sure to consult a social security disability attorney in your state. Each state has different things about their workers' compensation law - you want to make sure that magic language is in the correct way for your state to make sure there is as little change as possible to your SS disability benefits, and, as stated in one answer, benefits may go up.

  6. Wondering about Social Security

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J Haller Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    More information is really needed to know exactly what your status is, and you may need to consult a local attorney or visit with your local SSA office. It appears the "S.S." you are receiving is for disability - what is not clear is if it is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSA requires that you report to them any work you do while receiving disability benefits - was this done? If your benefits are for SSI, and the work you did now...

  7. Social Security

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J Haller Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    Your question is a good one, and although a majority of calculations done by SSA are correct, this is your mom, and you want to be sure. Your mom can inquire and request someone to investigate the amount she is receiving. The inquiry can be in person or by telephone. My general advice is that an in-person visit is often more effective.

  8. Can I collect disabilty and welfare at the same time?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J Haller Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on your state's rules. It can't hurt to apply.

  9. In Mass. social security benefits for the kids goes to custodial parent,does that payment count as child support to the csparent

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Henry Lebensbaum
    2. Michael J Haller Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    Each state is different, but if I were you, I would consult a local family law attorney. In my state, until the Court Order is changed to indicate a new amount or that the amounts from Social Security are to be credited, your child support continues to accrue. It is not an uncommon question, and Judges see this frequently in child support matters. Good luck, and don't delay.