Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Disability Benefits questions

My daughter is disabled but worked previously and owes back

My daughter is disabled but worked previously and owes back taxes. She filed for social security disability but has not been approved yet. If she files bankruptcy and then receives social security back pay, can they take taxes out of that still?

Read more

William B. Esq.

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

star-full
19,010 satisfied customers
How is social security affected by a garnishment? norh

how is social security affected by a garnishment?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: norh dakotaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noi have no money for a lawyer.

Read more

Loren

Juris Doctor

star-full
35,452 satisfied customers
I am receiving Social Security Disability benefits and I

Hello. I am receiving Social Security Disability benefits and I have written a book. I want to publish my book, but not earn too much as to endanger my benefits. It was suggested by our financial adviser that I sell the rights to my book to my husband and let him receive the royalties. I don't know how to go about that, and I haven't published my book yet. I need to know if I can make the sale before I publish, or do I need to see the fair market value of my book and then sell it to him? Can I make my book a gift to my husband? Can you help me with this issue, or do you have a better idea? Your help is appreciated!Lee-Ann

Read more

LawTalk

Attorney at Law

Juris Doctor

star-full
31,612 satisfied customers
I paid 24 years into social security and have now been

I paid 24 years into social security and have now been paying into public retirement for the last 10 to 15 years. Am I eligible to get any disability from them and how does public retirement fit into that?

Read more

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

star-full
105,184 satisfied customers
Can the state of Florida begin the process to make a new

Can the state of Florida begin the process to make a new determination for Social Security Disability Benefits once benefits have been awarded to an individual by a federal judge in a different state?

Read more

TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

star-full
10,362 satisfied customers
My Ex wife is trying to have me Incarcerated child support.

My Ex wife is trying to have me Incarcerated for unpaid child support. I have no job and am a disabled veteran with a small disability check monthly that I live off of. I am no longer able to work because of my Military injuries, and I have filed for SS Disability with the help of an attorney. The other day her "Legal Aide" attorney sent me a letter in the mail. In the letter was a visa form for my daughter so that she can travel to Mexico to visit her grandparents. The letter made me feel like they were trying to coerce me into signing the letter if not they would seek jail time for the unpaid child support. I feel that my Civil rights are being infringed on according to the 7Th Amendment- In suits of common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury , shall be other wise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."They have not even bothered to conduct an indigent hearing for me to determine my financial status or work status.Furthermore they request the presiding Judge to confine me for no less than 90 days, and 10 years probation after that. Under the 8Th Amendment- " Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."Her lawyer is imposing an excessive fine, and bail that I could not pay being that I am indigent. It is very well known to me the "Memo" released by the (U.S. Department of Justice) dated March 14,2016 to all courts through out the Country. I qoute "Dear Colleague, The Department of Justice is committed to assisting state and local courts in their efforts to ensure equal justice and due process for all those who come before them. Recent years have seen increased attention on the illegal enforcement of fines and fees in certain jurisdictions around the country-often with respect to individuals accused of misdemeanors, quasi-criminal ordinance violations, or civil infractions. Typically, courts do not sentence defendants to incarceration in these cases; monetary fines are the norm. Yet the harm caused by unlawful practices in these jurisdictions can be profound. Individuals may confront escalating debt; face repeated, unnecessary incarceration for non payment despite posting no danger to the community, lose their job; and become trapped in cycles of poverty that can be nearly impossible to escape. Furthermore, in addition to being unlawful, to the extent that these practices are geared not toward addressing public safety, but rather toward raising revenue, they can cast doubt on the impartiality of the tribunal and erode trust between local governments and their constituents. To help judicial actors protect individuals' rights and avoid unnecessary harm, we discuss below a set of basic constitutional principles relevant to the enforcement of fines and fees. these principles, grounded in the rights to due process and equal protection, require the following:(1) Courts must not incarcerate a person for nonpayment of fines or fees without first conducting an indigency determination and establishing that the failure to pay was willful:(2) Courts must consider alternatives to incarceration for indigent defendants unable to pay fines and fees:(3) Courts must not condition access to a judicial hearing on the pre payment of fines or fees;(4) Courts must provide meaningful notice and, in appropriate cases, counsel, when enforcing fines and fees;(5) Courts must not use arrest warrants or license suspension as a means of coercing the payment of court debt when individuals have not been afforded constitutionally adequate procedural protections;(6) Courts must not employ bail or bond practices that cause indigent defendants to remain incarcerated solely because they cannot afford to pay for their release; and(8) Courts must safeguard against unconstitutional practices by court staff and private contractors."End quote.It goes on to say that " We at the U.S. Department of Justice observed that many of your, particularly judges municipal and local JP courts have been violating the US Constitution US Supreme Court precedent (which given your position, you should already know) by incarcerating and/or extorting the indigent for the fine money to fill your jurisdictions coffers, and doing so without proper legal, constitutional hearing, or providing legal counsel to the accused.AS OF NOW YOU ARE ON NOTICE THAT THAT WILL STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!Should we find any of you violating ANY of the aforementioned items, we will seek your indictment for (Federal Civil Rights) and or other criminal violations, and if true billed, we will send a US Marshal or other representative of the US Department of Justice to your court, home or anywhere else that you may find to arrest and incarcerate you. You will then face a jury of your peers, most likely in the jurisdiction where you may have incarcerated various individuals"Please help me.

Read more

Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

star-full
14,778 satisfied customers
I am 80% disabled by VA, mostly by ptsd. I have filed and t.

I am 80% disabled by VA, mostly by ptsd. I have filed for p and t. Mostly due to inability to work. Will this make me 100% disabled? I am a little confused.5

Read more

Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

star-full
14,778 satisfied customers
I hurt my right shoulder november 12 2014 went to hospital

i hurt my right shoulder november 12 2014 went to hospital they said nothing was broken told to wear a sling for ten days.i went four days then had a stroke on same side that was injured.was inhospital for a month not until i got home and tried to rehab from stroke it was painful to lift right arm. so thearpist told me to go to dr. he stated he thought it was a torn rotator he could not be sure without mri sent to stroke dr. evauate condition of body to see if i could do mri because of stroke done nerve testing and was okayed for mri. it was found to be a major tear in rotator time passed and was finally ok for surgery that went well. to get what i wanted to know is the state offered almost 24000. the letter i receieved from them then i get letter from cowles company i used to work for stated i was over paid during all this they sent a check for 13000 and monthly installments 972 they take145. leaves 847. a month except last installment suppose to be jan2017 but it is only 132. according to my figures they still owed over 3000. what can i do also do i have to pay taxes on this being a was a personal injury claim.

Read more

Alex J. Esq.

Managing Attorney

Doctoral Degree

star-full
21,532 satisfied customers
I'm 57 years old and suffer from Bipolar Disorder. Could my

I'm 57 years old and suffer from Bipolar Disorder. Could my daughter become my legal guardian because I can't be trusted with money. I'm in the process of receiving a settlement and I want it put in a trust fund so I won't lose my disability benefits and the money will be safer. My daughter is 40 years old. Would this be a difficult process?

Read more

RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

star-full
11,800 satisfied customers
View more legal questions
In The News