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Tammy Michelle Holcomb

Tammy Holcomb’s Answers

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  • Report my mom Social security supplement Income.

    My mom has not showing me bills but I know how much they are because I have online account info. She only give me $75 gift card for food money every months she does not want me got spend it on others so she not going give me more than $75 or she ...

    Tammy’s Answer

    I recommend you request a meeting with your mom and SSA.

    I do not agree with some of the other answers which seem to indicate your mother has some entitlement to be reimbursed for things she does for you. Being a payee is not a job for which she is to be compensated. The money is yours...not hers. It's that simple.

    All that said, the job of the payee is also not to just fork over money. The money you are receiving is meant to take care of your housing, personal care, etc. I do not think some money for simple pleasure like a movie, dinner out at a restaurant, are unreasonable expenditures but you must keep in mind that those things are luxuries.

    Call SSA and request a meeting to see if they can assist you with understanding how your money is being spent. If you mother cannot account for the spending, then perhaps you do need another payee.

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  • Can we get in trouble for my mother-in-law using our address, especially for disability, without our permission? Can she?

    My mother-in-law has been receiving mail at our home and is now receiving things from Social Security. We wrote "incorrect address" on everything and sent it back, as we do with every other piece of mail she gets. She has mentioned filing for disa...

    Tammy’s Answer

    What is "key" here is that you did not give her permission to use your address. Based upon the information you provided, it does not seem that either you or your husband are complicit in her use of your address. There is another answer in this thread indicating that this is "fraud" and you should "stop immediately." Again, based upon the information you have provided, it does not appear that either you or you husband have committed fraud. Moreover, it seems that you have been taking steps to have her mail returned.

    My only recommendation would be to start making photocopies of the mail items that you are writing "incorrect address" on in case this does become an issue. Perhaps write a date on your photocopy. That is probably overkill, but it will not hurt anything either.

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  • Should I wait for them to contact me again or is there anything else that I could do?

    I had a chicken panni at Starbucks and there was a piece of plastic in the food that broke my tooth filling. I saw the doctor and was informed I need further medical treatment. I didn't keep the receipt or the food package, but I saved the piece o...

    Tammy’s Answer

    Have you received an incident report? Have you communicated with the manager or the corporate office in writing? If not, I would recommend you being communicating in writing. Ask for a copy of the incident report, but be prepared not to receive it because this matter is not in litigation and they are not required to provide it to you. I agree with the other attorney that you should obtain an estimate from the dentist, as well the dentist's office notes to submit to Starbucks. Beyond that, I recommend speaking with an attorney.

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  • Can I sue my husband for wrecking my car and caused injuries.

    My husband was driving my car and we had a crash, can I sue him for wrecking my car and injuries.

    Tammy’s Answer

    The short answer is, no. In Georgia, as the other attorneys have noted, you cannot sue your spouse. However, a lawsuit is not the only option available to resolve personal injury claims resulting from a car accident. Consult your policy, specficially for household exclusions, and discuss what options, if any, are available under the coverages you have.

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  • What if you applied for ssdi at the initial application, but your lawyer also applied for ssi, Can you waive the ssi ?backpay?

    Ssdi backpay

    Tammy’s Answer

    There is no detriment to being considered for both. In my practice, I always make sure that my clients are being considered for both SSDI and SSI. Speak with your lawyer to discuss his/her rationale for applying you for both and discuss scenarios where you may be entitled to both. This will give you a broader perspective of each type of disability benefits as well as insight into your lawyer's strategy. It is very important for you, as the client, to be informed and to make certain to understand the decisions your attorney is taking.

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  • Why do I need to prove I'm unable to work for my disability claim at the age of 44 when I may not have transferable job skills?

    I was diagnosed with bilateral cubital tunnel caused by a work injury and in addition, I have progressive hearing loss. Since the settlement of my workers comp case, I pursued SSDI but they denied me saying there are other jobs I can do because my...

    Tammy’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    There are programs for medical treatment and that is key in your case. It sounds as though you have a good foundation of medical evidence through your Workers' Compensation claim. The restrictions given by your doctor are also helpful, but those restrictions may need to be revisited and updated depending on how much time has passed since your Workers' Compensation case settled. With respect to your core question, the standard you are really trying to reach in a disability claim is that there is no job, which exists in significant numbers, in the U.S. economy that you can do due to your medical conditions/limitations. There are many ways to prove this, and it is not always necessary to have a doctor state that you cannot work. I would not focus on whether you have transferable skills because as other attorneys have stated, that is no longer relevant. Instead, I recommend that you speak with a local attorney to discuss medical evidence which can be obtained to assist you in proving that you are no longer able to work. Additionally, in my practice, I assist clients with finding medical treatment. I believe you should look for an attorney who is willing to help you locate treatment options and that is experienced in handling Social Security disability claims.

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  • Can legal action be taken against the VA for failing to process disability claims in a timely manner?

    The VA has not processed disability claims in a timely manner (over 1 year from applying for benefits), resulting in veterans not being able to get hiring preference for federal jobs. Not being able to be hired under the special hiring authority ...

    Tammy’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Early's response. The VA has a statutory duty to work in the best interest of the veteran and it can certainly be argued that timely processing is a prime example of that. However, defining timeliness is an ongoing problem. Mr. Early is absolutely right to tell you to contact your senator or representative to assist you. They can often overcome hurdles that the general public cannot. Good luck to you.

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  • I am a resident alienfrom the U.K. will my small pension from the U.K. affect my social security amount , Peter Openshaw.

    I have been paying social security taxes for 27 years my estimated social security will be $1500.00 per month in 2013 when I am 66 years old. My estimated u.k. government pension is $300.00 per month.

    Tammy’s Answer

    It is possible that Social Security may claim an offset for monies that you earned in the U.K. and that were not paid into the Social Securtiy Disability fund.

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