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  • Has my daughter any possibility to receive SSI benefits?

    My daughter suffer from 5 different diseases, she is 8 years old and I requested SSI benefits back in 2013, but SSA denied it . Her diagnosis is Childhood schizophrenia, Reactive attachment disorder, Chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, Aut...

    D’s Answer

    It will be important for your daughter to continue treatment and report all symptoms to doctors each time she goes. If it was a medical denial you should pursue the claim, but you have to file timely so don't delay.

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  • I have called several law firms but they all only represent potential clients trying to get initial new benefits. Can you help?

    I have been receiving disability benefits but yesterday received a Social Security letter saying they believe I can go back to work now and my benefits will stop in 60 days. I have had 2 major back operations in 4 months and I remain under the ca...

    D’s Answer

    Before anything else, go to local office and ask for continuation of benefits. Then you can search for a disability attorney. There are many and you should have no problem.

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  • Will I still receive my $1,796 a month Social Security disability benefits or will it be cut since I receive a settlement from w

    I was injured in 2011 collected workers comp for year then settled with the insurance company a lump sum of $120,000 now I was approved for Social Security disability will that affect my $1,786 a month payment because I received a lump sum from wo...

    D’s Answer

    Florida applies a reverse offset so you better discuss this with your attorney.

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  • How do I fight this without my loosing more needed money?

    I am a nurse retired from the VA so I fall under the windfall act. I have worked two jobs all my career, so should receive full soc security per my previous statements from soc security..well I don't. due to the windfall act I have returned to wor...

    D’s Answer

    It depends on the amount of years you had coverage under SS. The WEP deduction begins to decline at year 20. So check your SS earnings statement and if you have more than 20 years, make sure the are applying the right deduction amount. They usually get this right but I have seen errors committed with regard to the WEP.

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  • What is the best way to file a complaint against Social Security?

    My father is currently in a nursing home (bed bound) and I overlook his finances. My father wanted to change his banking info and he mailed a letter to SS with no changes made by them. He then called the general SS #, and they asked that he go int...

    D’s Answer

    Send a copy of your complaint to your congressional reps, and the commissioner of Social Security.

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  • Would I be entitled to my late husbands social security?

    Lived together 13 yrs. Married in 2003 He passed in 2011. Owned vehicles and house together

    D’s Answer

    It would depend on length of marriage and your age. Talk with your local office.

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  • Ssi disability n fighting back

    I made just over 5000 last year. I worked 2 jobs and total between the 2 jobs I made 5000$. I am on ssi/SSSI and ssi saying I owe 4000 to them when I made 5000 last year n ssi cut my pay I get do I have to pay 500 month for rent out of pocket. I...

    D’s Answer

    If you are working full time they will cut your disability off.

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  • Can I collect SS benefits for my granddaughter who my wife and I have permanent legal custody,without adopting her?

    About a year ago I applied for a social security benefit for my grand daughter under my SS benefits as my wife and I have full permanent custody of her .We were told by SS clerk that she would have to be adopted and subsequently received a letter...

    D’s Answer

    IF the child's parents are deceased it is not correct. See https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0423505005

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  • I applied for social security benefits and I just had a hearing . I got hurt at work and injured my shoulder and neck.

    I also injured my ankle which I had surgery on shoulder and ankle . I also have become very depress and being seeing a mental doctor for over a year now but what are my chances of winning since I got all this going on ? I also have 2 young childr...

    D’s Answer

    It is impossible to know what your chances are.

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  • Will he have to pay?

    I receive public assistance food stamps and medicaid at first I wasn't receiving cash assistance but I was down on rough times so I applied for it now child support is coming after the father but I don't want any child support from someone who hel...

    D’s Answer

    Yes he is obligated to pay to support his child.

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