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Why can't I have my belongings from my moms, after I turned 18 and am moved out. : Biological mom with boyfriend, refusing to give me not only my things but my step dads (deceased) tools and items that were passed to me. Also step-dad has social security checks that come mailed in my name, for me, that mom has opened illegally, and has somehow cashed and spent. How can I stop the malice and pain being brought upon me? how does this get RIGHT? !

Asked 11 months ago in Family

Alise’s answer: Open a post office box and go to Social Security and put in a change of address to the PO box. Also tell them that you didn't receive however many checks that came once you were 18 and that were cashed by someone else. Tell them who you believe cashed the checks without your permission. I am presuming the money was not spent on your support.

Answered 11 months ago.


My husband's name on the birth certificate is different from his social...: When my husband was born, his mother was too young to take care of him so his grandmother took over. The problem is that his grandmother put a different name on the social and does not match the birth certificate. Now we moved to Florida from Chicago and he is having trouble getting his driver's license and is not able to travel back to go to court to change his name on the birth certificate. Is there any way to do so without going to court? He really needs to do this do to job requirements.

Asked 11 months ago in Social Security

Alise’s answer: If you wanted to change the Social Security card to match the birth certificate, that should be relatively easy. Go to the SSA office with the birth certificate and the old driver's license and file out the form to correct the name on the SS card. But I think you are asking to change the birth certificate and that will require a court order. Or he can petition for a name "change" in Florida to the name he has been using, so he can get the new driver's license, as described by Mr Feuerstein.

Answered 11 months ago.


Am I responsible for the overpayment?: My mother passed away in 2012. She was a SSI recipient. She was paying back in monthly installments for overpayments made to her before 2008. I took over as a representative payee when her dementia advanced in 2010. Am I liable for the repayment?

Asked 11 months ago in Social Security

Alise’s answer: You should not be responsible for any overpayment that happened before you became the payee. If SSI tries to make you responsible, file an appeal with 60 days of the notice to you personally. Do not file a Request for Waiver since that would be agreeing you oew the money but that you shouldn't have to pay it back for some reason that you give them on the request form. By filing a Request for Reconsideration you are disputing that you owe the money at all. Keep appealing until you get a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge if you have to and present your argument to the judge.

Answered 11 months ago.