I am collecting full retirement benefits according to SSA. I was deemed disabled after initially receiving benefits at 64 years old. My benefit status changed at 66 due to my age. My spouse in turn who is 64 is healthy and has no intentions of ret...
Possible. Here's a link to more on the subject so you can tell for sure whether this would work for your situation: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying6.html I suspect collecting under your own record results in more money than the amount you could collect as a spousal benefit, but that's the issue you'll want to focus on answering.See question
I receive calls of people who I know are frauds using my SSI number claiming that I owe them money! I have noticed things on my credit that I did not apply for! What can I do? A couple of years ago I lost my wallet but I just went to apply for a d...
A new number can be obtained under very limited circumstances. Here's link to more on the subject: https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3789/Can-I-change-my-Social-Security-numberSee question
I would like to retire but thought I could keep both my annuity and my social security since I have worked in the public sector for 45 years.
I think more facts would be helpful to determining what might happen here. There are certain offset situations and perhaps that's what you are concerned about. It probably wouldn't hurt to speak with a Social Security attorney or perhaps an Estate Planning/Elder Law attorney and have them look over your documents to determine whether there is an issue.See question
Dad made me his DPOA years ago (drafted by his attorney), said I'd be my dads guardian if one was ever needed. I petitioned the court for guardianship, had a court date June 23rd, in Wayne County, in front of Judge David Braxton. My older siblings...
Use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo to search for experienced local guardianship/Elder Law attorneys. Understand it could be very difficult to find representation if the appeal window is short so you'll want to devote significant attention to your search and it would probably help to have everything readily available for a consulting attorney to review. Perhaps IF father declines in some way after moving you can use that to reopen the issue so do document as best you possibly can. Forget about trying to change venue and such at this point...focus on finding representation and getting opinions based off reviews of ALL the relevant facts. I wish you the best of luck in this very unfortunate situation.See question
When I've been going to my heart dr they keep bringing up a bill from the hospital from 10 years ago, with Drs I've never seen. Last week they said I could not see the dr until I paid the bill. Is this right
I'd advise caution on this. There is a good possibility the hospital waited too long to sue you and can't now sue and get a judgment against you. You'd need to look at the statute of limitations to know for sure. That doesn't mean they can ask you to pay the bill. IF you somehow re-agree to pay the bill, you could start that clock all over again and perhaps successfully be sued for the bill. You might want to contact your local Legal Aid program to see if they can provide guidance on this. Possible the doctor might be able to refuse new service until old bill is paid (emergency treatment could be a different issue).See question
Hello I'm in process of joining us marines when I get green card and I post on Facebook under employment marine corps some dudes I don't even know start texting me that I don't have unit number and name and no pictures and that is stolen valor and...
Here is link to a wikipedia summary of the Stolen Valor Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolen_Valor_Act_of_2013 Based on the facts you've stated, there would not be a violation and even IF there were an investigation, it wouldn't be conducted by some dudes contacting you on Facebook. Perhaps you need to educate them on impersonation laws, but the better thing to do is probably to ignore or block whoever is bothering you. Good luck. Follow up with a general practice attorney if your troubles persistSee question
The question is the situation
I agree with the prior response. This is a very common problem and one that could have easily been avoided with proper estate planning, which is absolutely critical for people having children in a prior relationship IF they want those prior children to inherit anything.See question
Can my 2 same sex friends one of whom already gets disability from social security get married but live in separate homes so one does not lose benefits?
Must notify Social Security of the marriage. There aren't enough facts here to say what impact, if any, the marriage will have on benefits. There may be no real impact, other than potential tax consequences. Or if one of the spouses is receiving means-tested benefits having strict income/resource limits, such as Supplemental Security Income and/or Medicaid, then the impact could be very significant. There are lots of resources available online at the Social Security website and you can, of course, contact SSA to discuss the situation and learn what the effect might be. Here's a link to a point of beginning for how living arrangements might impact SSI benefits: https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0500835001See question
Father died more that 5 years ago. The executor, who is the middle of the five sons and still lives in the father's home and drives one of the cars, hired his personal friend as the estate lawyer. The stocks and bonds and all of the life insuran...
Start with consulting an experienced local probate attorney. The estate case is public record so there should be some leads in that record pointing to whatever "complications" may exist. There is at least an argument that the executor should compensate the estate rent and use of the house and car. Take whatever documents you have with you to your consultation. You can find a local probate attorney by using the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo. There may be reasonable explanations for what is happening, but it certainly won't hurt to get a second set of legal eyes on the case.See question