Hi I have recently applied for disability I have hypothyroidism hypoparathyroidism hypocalcemia with vitamin d deficiency mixed connective tissue disease .osteoarthritis in every joint possible even in the tops of my feet lumbar spinal stenosis.I ...
Many attorneys will not take your case until you been denied; however, they would likely speak with you about the possibility of representing you in an appeal if your application is denied.
Should you elect to speak with an attorney - either before or after receiving a denial - here are a few things that an attorney will likely want to know:
1. Your age;
2. Your level of education;
3. The type of work you've done in your life and the last time you worked;
4. ALL of your medical conditions (even if you do not think they are disabling);
5. Whether you're receiving regular medical treatment and your doctor's opinion on whether you are able to work.
If you receive a denial letter from the Social Security Administration, please be mindful that you have a limited time to appeal. Read your letter carefully to determine your deadline and if you decide to hire a lawyer, call them as soon as possible after receiving that letter but definitely well in advance of the deadline to appeal.
Best of luck to you!See question
While driving through a neighborhood in Georgia I believe I hit someone's mailbox. I heard a noise while driving, but did not realise until a few days later because there was no damage to my car. Once I realised I went back to speak with the homeo...
As others have suggested, notify your insurance carrier. Your question does not indicate whether you left your insurance information in either note. If you did not, please consider doing so if you encounter similar situations in the future.
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I know under the 11th Amendment, I cannot sue the school, but can I sue the transportation system for negligence since they are contracted? The bus driver failed to walk the bus before clocking out & left my son sleep on the bus.
That will depend on the nature of the relationship between the transportation service and the school district. As others have suggested, there may be a sovereign immunity defense at play and that relationship I mentioned earlier is going to be key.
Beyond that, you should work with an attorney to determine the damages suffered by you and your child. In a cause of action for negligence, actual harm is an element to proving your case.
An attorney well versed in negligence claims against governmental entities will be invaluable to you in determining how to - and if you can - take legal action.See question
My friends mom is in liver failure, from what I understand a few weeks ago she went to the hospital and was sent home obviously jaundice. She is now in complete liver failure and in the hospice with only a few weeks left. Does my friend have a cas...
There is not enough information to answer your core question about whether there is a case. And, as others have suggested, the medical records are key. Your friend would be well advised to consult a medical malpractice attorney without delay. That attorney may have a legal nurse on staff to review the records immediately or could arrange for a physician to review as quickly as possible.
The more time that passes, the more difficult the attorney's job becomes so I would say time is of the essence.See question
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 ...
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.See question
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...
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.See question
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...
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.See question
My husband was driving my car and we had a crash, can I sue him for wrecking my car and injuries.
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.See question
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.See question
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...
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.See question