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James Vincent Hill

Everett Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Difference between DDS caseworker and DDS examiner for social security disability?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Vincent Hill
    2. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    I believe you are referring to the same person. The DDDS Examiner will gather medical records, vocational information, and usually schedule you for a consultative examination (CE), either for physical imapirments, psychological impairments, or both. After obtaining this information, and the CE report, the examiner will make a disability decision on your case. In my office, the term examiner and caseworker are synonymous when dealing with DDDS, so in my opinion the two terms are the same.

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  2. I filed my initial social security disability application online (SSDI).

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Vincent Hill
    2. Steven Mortimer
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4. Andrew J Muirhead
    5. Steven William Martin
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, with an SSDI application you can check status online. Remember, however, that SSI applications cannot be done online and so therefore you cannot check the status of an SSI application online. Make sure that you record your re-entry number and your confirmation number (and any other other number the Social Security Administration gives you) when you apply online. This confirmation number is necessary to log back into your account for status updates. If your timing is right, you should...

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  3. If I was approved for social security disability benefits, can I choose to stop collecting benefits?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stanley F. Denman
    2. James Vincent Hill
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you may voluntarily choose to terminate SSDI benefits with the SSA and still qualify for retirement benefits as long as you have enough work credits to qualify for benefits. However, it may be wise to attempt to go back to work under the SSA's Trial Work Period guidelines. The SSA will allow you to continue to collect your SSDI benefit for up to 9 months while you are working as a trial period to make sure that you can indeed work again. If you start to work, but prior to 9 months of...

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  4. My neighbor is threatening to send pictures of me to Social Security Disability if I do not give her $5000.00. Is this extortion

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. James Vincent Hill
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    2 lawyer answers

    This very likely may meet the elements of extortion and/or blackmail. Also, check your state's statute of limitations on torts. If you are worried about your neighbor filing a lawsuit, it may ease your mind if you find out that the applicable period for filing a lawsuit has already passed.

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  5. Am i qualify for social security benefits?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2. James Vincent Hill
    3. Andrew W. Norfleet
    4. Ingrid Arnalda Morfa
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other practitioners who have taken the time to answer your questions. In addition to the information they gave you, I can give you some additional information that you will need when deciding to apply for benefits: First, you mentioned that you were injured at work. You may have a valid claim for workers compensation benefits. If you have not looked into this, I would suggest you contact a workers compensation attorney in your location and discuss your potential case, as...

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  6. Can someone who is on social security disability and have a social security disability representative payee Travel

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Vincent Hill
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. Temporary travel outside of the U.S. should have no affect on your SSDI benefits. In fact, many people who receive SSDI benefits actually reside outside of the country.

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  7. Can someone who is on social security disability and have a social security disability representative payee Travel

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Vincent Hill
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. Travel outside of the country should have no affect on your disability payments. In fact, many people receiving SSDI benefits actually reside outside of the USA.

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  8. I am 47 yrs old filed for SSDI just got a letter asking about my work history and my limitation is this a good sign filed in Dec

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Stephanie O Joy
    2. Thomas Benjamin Glanton
    3. James Vincent Hill
    4. Dennis Alan Palso
    4 lawyer answers

    These documents are required for adjudicating all disability applications. So, at this point it means that the SSA has received your applicaiton and is working on getting all the necessary information in order to give you an initial decision. Make sure that you give an accurate and complete work history. You want to be sure to provide detail on the harder aspects of your work, both from a mental and physical standpoint. Also, be accurate on your limitations, as the SSA may use what you put...

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  9. I signed away my rights to my child 16 years ago, she has now reinterred my life and has medical issues, can she draw SSI off me

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Vincent Hill
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2 lawyer answers

    If your daughter is a disabled minor, the income of the adopted parents will be taken into account when determining non-disability requirements (ie income requirements) for SSI benefits. If your daughter is an adult under the age of 22 (or became disabled prior to age 22), SSDI benefits based on a parent's work record would only be available if a parent is deceased or otherwise drawing social security benefits (ie disabled or retired).

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  10. Social security question, earning credits.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Vincent Hill
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2 lawyer answers

    For 2013, you will earn a credit for every $1160 you make in earnings. You can earn up to 4 credits in a year. This amount may change a bit from year to year. Generally, you will need 40 credits to qualify for social security retirement benefits. You may find the attached link to the SSA website helpful:

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