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Eva Ruth Clement

Eva Clement’s Answers

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  • Are we still eligible to inherit in the state of NC from aunts will?

    Eva’s Answer

    It really depends on the terms of the will. Does the will name you specifically? If so, then your stepfather adopting you would not have an effect. If the will does not name you specifically, then I could see your adoption having an impact.

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  • Applying for SSDI (Title II) while receiving early retirement.

    Eva’s Answer

    The advantage to applying for SSDI prior to full retirement age is that the benefit amount will not be reduced for early retirement. However this becomes a mute point when she reaches full retirement age. SSDI does have some retroactivity. You will to determine the difference between the amount she was drawing from early retirement and the amount she would have drawn with SSDI and see if it is an amount of money worth pursuing.

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  • My husband won his disability 7 yrs ago & I was reading over his SSI & it looks like they might still owe him some money

    Eva’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague in that SSI does not pay before the month of application. I would like to add that for SSI there is a concept called administrative finality. This is similar to the concept of a statute of limitations. It means that after a certain amount of time a decision cannot be revisited or appealed. I would imagine that 7 years is beyond administrative finality, but there are some exceptions. You should make an appointment at the local office to get clarification on the documentation that you are reviewing and to see if you fall into an exception for administrative finality.

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  • If I owe money to unemployment can they take it out of m disability check?

    Eva’s Answer

    No, Social Security can only garnish if their is a court order. The typical court order is back child support.

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  • Can I file for the kids to recieve social security benifits if grandparents got emergency custody

    Eva’s Answer

    This sounds like more of a family law question. I would strongly suggest getting a family law attorney.

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  • What Social Security Benefits can my Elderly Mother recieve ?

    Eva’s Answer

    You should take your mother to the local Social Security office and apply as soon as your can. Whether she is entitled to benefits not only depends on the length of the marriage but also the earnings record of her spouses. The Social Security office will be able to sort this out for her because they have access to that kind of information. Even if your mother was entitled to none of the benefits that you mentioned, she could be entitled to SSI based on her age and income if she does not have a lot of resources. In addition to the cash benefit with SSI and Social Security, she could also be eligible for either Medicare or Medicaid or both.

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  • Can I still be my wife payee for ssi

    Eva’s Answer

    Maybe. This will come down to a judgment call from the Social Security employee who takes the representative payee application.

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  • Question about Social Security Disability payments for a minor child

    Eva’s Answer

    Fuel is your car will be an allowable expense. I think buying a new car would be as well as long as the value of the car was within the realm of reason.

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  • How do I determine how much my grandson's benefits will change if we move from Ohio to Florida

    Eva’s Answer

    Florida does not have a state supplement for SSI.

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  • Can I have the Social Security Adm. deduct my alimony out of his benefit? Can I have them transfer it to my bank account?

    Eva’s Answer

    Social Security only deducts for a court-ordered garnishment for back child support. Social Security will not play any role in alimony.

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