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I am 60 years old, retired military, disabled (100%), and

Hello, I am 60 years old, retired military, disabled (100%), and collecting V.A. benefits. I have not been able to work since April 2009, which is documented by the V.A., I can barely walk, both knees replaced, over a dozen surgeries on my legs, right hip replaced, (left hip to be replaced soon ), 2 spinal surgeries which include a plate in my neck, 6 - 3 inch screws in my lower back, and I've been diagnosed with severe PTSD. And last but not least , I was exposed to Sarin gas while serving in the Gulf War in 1990. The Social Security office told me I don't qualify for disability ..... and I believe I need legal representation to properly present my case....your opinion please .

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I am looking for a lawyer who knows Arizona laws please who

Hello I am looking for a lawyer who knows Arizona laws please who knows about Disability laws

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I have been served a summons for non payment of child

I have been served a summons for non payment of child support. Summons was issued 3 days after withholding order was given to my employer. How do I file an answer to this summons?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am in arrears for 1,752.00 dollars because I was not working. But the IRS sent my tax refund of 528.00 to OAG for tax year 2015. OAG has not deducted that amount from arrearage. I have a current withholding order is affect. The support had been sent to OAG but they still issued a summons.

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My niece ( I'll call her Gina) lives in Florida, is age 40

My niece ( I'll call her Gina) lives in Florida, is age 40 and disabled with MS and has a daughter(age 10). She is of sound mind though her health is declining and she is depressed. She receives SSA and medical insurance herself and children's benefits and medical insurance for her daughter from Florida.Her mother established a living trust in May 2013 which became a special needs trust for Gina upon the mother's death ( she died 8/26/14). It was the intention of the mother that Gina not lose the disabled benefits she receives thru Florida now or any future disabled benefits she might qualify for from any other government agency. The family attorney set up the trust and the trustee worked in his office--he oversaw the trustee and Gina felt comfortable with this as he was highly regarded by the family.Since the mother's death things gave drastically changed. The attorney got really sick shortly after and died in May 2015. The relationship with the trustee which was cordial has badly deteriorated since the attorneys death. The trustee is in a different office now. There is no communication except by text between parties and often texts are ignored completely. Gina has no idea what is in the trust, if any income is being produced from it or what expenditures have been made by the trustee! The trustee told her by text that there was an $80,000 estate tax bill due.I have been asked by Gina to become her power of attorney and guardian and also to become guardian for the child as Gina's health is declining. I am concerned her best interests are not beingproperly considered! The child is also sick as well now.Questions:How can this be accomplished and what will be my responsibilities assuming I accept?How do we find out what is exactly in the trust?How do we get tax returns and an accounting of the expenditures made from the trust?The mother's house is in the trust but is not on the market for sale or rent. It's been 15 months since the Gina moved out of it and back to her own house. Gina and her child lived there and cared for her ill mother for 3 years before her death. How do we find out what's going on with that?Can someone else be appointed trustee?I regret this is long but I live in NJ and need to help her!

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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?

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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.

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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

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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?

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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?

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