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Savings Bond

Cashing a Deceased Parent's Savings Bonds?If the owner of a government savings bond dies without naming a beneficiary, there are specific steps that need to be taken for a relative to cash them in. This is a page about cashing a deceased parent's savings bonds.

 

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Staying on Medicaid After Marriage?Medicaid eligibility is based on income. Marriage and the resulting change in income may make someone ineligible. This is a page about staying on Medicaid after marriage.

 

Social Security Survivor Benefits

Receiving Social Security Survivor BenefitsIf a spouse or parent dies, you may be eligible for Social Security survivor benefits. This is a page about receiving Social Security survivor benefits.

 

Power of attorney documents.

Getting a Power of Attorney for a Deceased Parent?Although it is not possible to secure a power of attorney after a person has died, there are other ways to take care of left over business. This is a page about getting a power of attorney for a deceased parent.

 

Collecting Disability?On October 6, 2011 I flipped my car and broke my back while driving to work. I have been off work for 11 months now. I work part-time for the school system. My doctor does not know when I will be able to return.

 

Power of Attorney

Responsibilities of a Power of AttorneyThis page is about the responsibilities of a power of attorney. Knowing when someone needs a power of attorney and exactly what authority it gives the bearer is important.

 

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Dealing With Someone Who is Trespassing?I put up a Private Property, No Trespassing sign on my front door. It was purchased from a store. Can I legally call the cops if someone I don't like or is not welcomed to my home pulls on my property in my driveway?

 

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Power of Attorney for Someone in Prison?I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years, we started as roommates, and have lived together for 3 years. We even plan on marriage, but he is still legally married. It was a mutual agreement between my boyfriend and his wife that they go their seperate ways other than caring for the 2 children they have together (they are teenagers now).

 

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Responsibilities of POA?My sister in law has power of attorney over her mom, and I am the full time care giver of her mother and have been for the past four years. With me being the caregiver does she have to pay to me for caring for her mom 24/7 for four years?

 

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Social Security Disability Form

Receiving Social Security Disability...This is a page about receiving Social Security disability benefits. Applying for social security disability can be a long involved process that you may need some help with.

 

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Power Of Attorney for an Elderly ParentThere are a variety of reasons that it makes sense to have an elderly parent assign power of attorney to an adult child. This is a page about power of attorney for elderly parent.

 

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Selling Crafts Using Licensed Fabrics?What licensing steps do I need to take to sell aprons at craft fairs or out of my home? On the bolts of fabric it often says, "licensed for home use only" or "not for commercial use".

 

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Inheritance Rights of Teen Children?My mom passed away in May and I'm 19 with 2 other siblings. We were told that we could have whatever belongs to our mother, but her boyfriend is taking it. Can he do that? He also said we couldn't get her Social Security until my little brother turned 18.

 

Social Security Administration

Collecting a Deceased Sibling's Social Security?There can be very rare situations where you could collect a dead brother or sister's Social Security benefits. This is a page about collecting a deceased sibling's Social Security.

 

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What Does RTOA Mean When Someone is Released From Custody?In Riverside California, when you are released from custody, what do the initials RTOA mean? Is it "being releases to another agency" maybe?

 

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Can a Person Holding a POA Set Visitation Restrictions?If my brother has POA is he allowed to keep me from visiting my mother?

 

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Getting a Copy of Divorce Papers?Legal documents, such as divorce papers, should be available from the records office in your city or municipality. Try that if you never received copies from the court or have misplaced the original copies.

 

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Disability Assistance for a Person Diagnosed with Depression?Can I get financial support since I was diagnosed with depression?

 

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Are Coroner Reports a Public Record?My boyfriend with whom I previously lived for 3 years passed away suddenly. His family made all of the funeral arrangements plus cleaned his apartment out without letting me be part of the process.

 

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Receiving Deceased Parent's Social Security Benefits?My mother passed away not too long ago and my brother and I are the last of kin. To my knowledge she was receiving benefits monthly and she just got back paid a bit of money as well, as her son, what do I do? Am I entitled? Am I in her will? I was never taught how to do this stuff.

 

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Purchasing a Home and Subsequent Repairs?We bought our house 10 months ago and are starting to find some major issues. The sellers said they installed new roof 10 years ago. We had a guy take a look with someone who does roofing for a living and they said that roof was done at least 20 years ago.

 

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Social Security Survivor Benefits and Food Stamps?The rules and regulations that apply to Social Security benefits may be confusing to some recipients, particularly regarding how a change of circumstance can affect them. The best way to get a valid answer is to contact the Social Security office near you. This is a page about Social Security surviver benefits and food stamps.

 

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Rights and Responsibilities of a POA?My husband is in a nursing home. My stepson wants POA for him. I have burial insurance on my husband. If my stepson gets POA on my husband can he take my burial insurance I have on my husband?

 

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What Does TSER Mean?TSER is a legal abbreviation that generally means "time served". This page is about What Does TSER Mean?.

 

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Reporting Neighbor's Unlicensed Cleaning Business?My neighbors are running a cleaning business without a license. They have cleaning products in the backyard shed without it being locked. We have kids playing outside and they can easily be accessed. Who can I contact to report this?

 

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Teen Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits?Children are typically eligible for Social Security survivor benefits while they are in school. A call to the Social Security office is one way to confirm if you meet the requirements. This is a page about teen eligibility for Social Security survivor benefits.

 

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Obtaining a Power of Attorney?My boyfriend is borderline mentally retarded and he does not know how to read or write. He can speak very well. I have a medical power of attorney. I was told since my boyfriend is on probation and it is unsupervised, that I can not go to the court house and fill out the form on his behalf and have him sign it.

 

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POA and Responsibility for Nursing Home Bills?I have P.O.A. for my Dad and I am on all his bank accounts and pay all his bills etc. If he goes into a nursing home can they also come after my own personal bank accounts?

 

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Eligibility for Survivor Benefits?I was 14 and 15 when my parents died. I started receiving survivor benefits as did my sisters. I turned 18 and a few months later they stopped before I even graduated. The same happened for one of my other sisters.

 

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Social Security Survivor Benefits and College?My mother died when I was 13. I went to live with my father and stepmother and I received benefits. I went to college when I was 17 and lived on campus 2,000 miles away. Shouldn't I have received my benefits instead of my parents even though I was a minor?

 

Life Insurance

Does Emancipation Impact Life Insurance?This is about does emancipation impact life insurance? Consulting an attorney generally is your best course of action when you have a legal question.

 

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Changing a Power of Attorney?This is a page about changing a power of attorney. Generally consulting an attorney is your best course of action when you need legal advice.

 

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits?I have been getting Social Security survivor benefits for a long time and I was trying to see how I can get it taken from my mom. I no longer live with her and she's still getting my check. I don't see any of it and her name is on the top of the check and mine is on the bottom. How can I get that changed?

 

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Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits?My daughter had over $29,000 in back survivors Social Security benefits due to her. Even though she was less than 3 1/2 months away from turning 18, they still said she needed a payee. I was no longer able to because of some trouble I had gotten into a few years prior, so we picked a person we thought we could trust.

 

legal documents

Rights of Person Holding Power of Attorney?A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone the right to act for another in specific situations. This is a page about rights of person holding Power of Attorney.

 

Last will and testament document.

Does Receiving Inheritance Affect SSI?SSI or Social Security Supplemental Insurance assistance is provided to aged, blind, and disabled people with low incomes. This is a page about, "Does receiving an inheritance affect SSI?".

 

A will disposing of personal property of a deceased person.

Personal Property Dispute After Death in the Family?This is a page about personal property dispute after death in the family. The death of a family member is quite stressful. Unfortunately, it is also, at times, the occasion for bitter disputes over personal property belonging to the deceased.

 

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Food Stamp EligibilityThis is a page about food stamp eligibility. The Federal food stamp program was established to ensure that low and no income individuals and families had assistance for buying food.

 

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Will My Child Receive SSI?This is a page about "Will my child receive SSI?". Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is typically awarded to children from low income families if they are blind or have disabilities.

 

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Social Security Survivor Benefits?My twins turned 18 on June 22nd this year and school did not get out til the 24th. Since they do not graduate til next year they both did the paper work to extend benefits til they graduate. They received a letter saying that their benefits would start in June, in their name.

 

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Social Security Survivor Benefits?Can my son claim anything if his dad has died? He's 16 and in full time education, but didn't live with him?

 

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Understanding Life Insurance Beneficiaries?This is a page about understanding life insurance beneficiaries. Family circumstances change over time and it can be a challenge to follow the directives of a life insurance policy.

 

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Transferring a POA?My mother currently has a POA for my brother who is incompetent. She can no longer handle the stress. How does she give me the POA for my brother so I can have legal rights to his medical records and information concerning him?

 

Estranged Parent

Legal Responsibility for Aging Estranged...This is a page about legal responsibility for aging estranged parents. Knowing your legal rights and responsibilities is important when dealing with estranged family members.

 

Deceased Family Member's Debt

Responsibility for a Deceased Family...This is a page about responsibility for a deceased family member's debt. Handling the affairs of a lost loved one can seem overwhelming. You may need legal advice.

 

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Understanding Property Use Laws?How could an outsider place a store, a house, and a pipeline on someone's property without their knowledge and consent?

 

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits?I have full custody of my son. His mother has never been in his life. She had no visitation rights; she left him with me on the 3rd day he was alive. I took her to court, but she didn't show because she is a alcoholic and has no home and no job.

 

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Cashing a Check Issued to a Deceased Parent?My mom is deceased and we didn't get a POA. She gave me her house. The question I have is that I received two checks from a bill creditor, but the problem is the check came in my mom's name. How can I cash the check?

 

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Eligibility for Military Survivor Benefits?If a person wasn't married to the deceased, but he had two children how will benefits be distributed? Will they go to the children or to the mother of the children? Will she receive these benefits or will it go in a trust fund for the children until they get older?

 

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Child's Eligibility for Parent's Life Insurance?My son was in a car accident. My question is, he had a daughter that he never got to see but maybe 10 times. The baby's mom told him she had 90 days to take him off the birth certificate and she changed the baby's name back to her maiden name.

 

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Social Security Survivor Benefits?My nephew was a veteran of Iraq and Afghanastan war. He served for a little over 2 years in the National Guard. He passed away at the age of 24. Other than the military, his work experience is limited.

 

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Receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)This is a page about receiving supplemental security income (SSI). The Social Security Supplemental Security Income program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

 

Adoption

Finding A Child Given Up for Adoption?This is a page about finding a child given up for adoption. Locating a person who was given up for adoption varies from state to state. It can be costly and require an advocate.

 

Woman Renewing a Driver's License

Renewing a Driver's License?This is a page about renewing a driver's license. Every state has its own motor vehicle rules and regulations. it is important to know what is expected of you when you renew your license.

 

Collecting Rent Money

Collecting Rent from Former Tenant?This is a page about collecting rent from former tenant. Collecting rent owed by a former tenant can be difficult if not impossible.

 

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Age of Emancipation for Minors?What is the legal age of boys that parents aren't responsible for them?

 

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Eligibility for Child Benefits in England?I am still receiving child benefits. My son was 18 years old last November 2013. Am I suppose to?

 

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Eligibility of Children for Social Security Payments?Well I have a huge question, I have been paying child support for 18 years since I have been in the military for 23 years for my biological son. I have medical and dental insurance for him through the military.

 

Mold in a Rental House

Legal Responsibility for Mold in a Rental House?This is a page about legal responsibility for mold in a rental house. Establishing who is responsible for mold assessment and cleanup in a rental property can be frustrating.

 

Car Accident

Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents?This page is about statute of limitations for car accidents. It is important to know how long legal responsibility is assigned for different life situations.

 

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Income Tax and Child Custody?I have full custody for my 12 year old and my son who is 20 years old, he has disability. Both they live with me.My daughter has the retirement from her parent instead of child support. Can he claim them on his income tax?

 

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Receiving Social Security Benefits While in School?I am 17 and I no longer live with my mom. She gets SSA from my father for me. I have now been with my father for two years and I have no money for myself. Is it her right to still get the money now that I am not there and she put me out of the home that my money pays for?

 

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Survivor Benefits?My dad passed away in September of this year. I am a disabled adult. I was approved for survivor benefits. Will I get back pay survivor benefits for September, October, and November? I haven't received any payment yet?

 

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Emotional Support Animals and "No Pet" Apartments?Has anyone had an emotional support animal (ESA) and lived in an apartment with a no-pet policy? I know the laws for this, but am curious how anyone moved into a new apartment with one or any processes to get the doctor's note.

 

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Obtaining Permission to Use Copyrighted Materials?This page is about obtaining permission to use copyrighted materials. Contacting the publisher may be the first step, when you determine you need to have permission to use written materials.

 

Social Security Paperwork

Preparing for a Social Security Hearing?This page is about preparing for a Social Security hearing. You want to make sure you are advised of the necessary documentation when presenting your case before the Social Security Administration.

 

Marriage License

Getting a Marriage License?This is a page about getting a marriage license. You have been asked and accepted a proposal of marriage or decided together that it is time. Now the next steps in planning will include getting the license.

 

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Reporting Sexual Harassment?I have been going to a private clinic for medication for 3 years. During the last year I have been sexually harassed in person, through phone calls which are not even allowed, and through text messages.

 

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Verbally Abusive Spouse Wants Me to Move Out?I have been married for 29 years now. I married my husband who was widowed with three young children, the oldest being 10yrs.

 

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Legal Responsibility for FHA House?Is there any legal help for people in my situation. I had to move out of my FHA home because of snakes. The house was sold, but I still have to pay for the that house.

 

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Will SSI Benefits Include Husband and Children?I recently got a letter stating I was approved for a set time limit (just while I was under chemo, 20 months). The letter did not state an amount and I have tried to call them and get different answers from everyone. My husband had 2 heart attacks, a mild stroke, and has seizures at the age of 33.

 

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SSI for Dependent Student?My son is 19 and in high school. He will be attending college after he graduates. His father passed away 2 weeks ago. Is he entitled to draw SSI?

 

Patenting an Invention

Patenting an Invention?This is a page about patenting an invention. Many products we are all familiar with today were invented by individuals not employed in the research and development departments of major corporations, but who worked in garages or small shops.

 

Power of Attorney

Duration of a Power of Attorney?This is a page about duration of power of attorney. Understanding the duration of a power of attorney starts with determining which type you have.

 

Recovering Stolen Items

Recovering Stolen ItemsThis page is about recovering stolen items. No matter how you have been burglarized, it can be hard to get your belongings back.

 

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SSI Benefits for My Child?My child's father draws SSI. Is she able to draw from him because we are not together anymore?

 

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Hepatitis C and Work Visas?I have a friend who has a weakly reactive hepatitis screening result. Her concern is, if she can still reach her dreams in working abroad. Since, she is my friend, I just want to help her.

 

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Receiving SSI?I was married to my husband for 10 plus years. When I become eligible for my SSI will I receive his SSI?

 

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Is a Tenant Responsible For Getting Rid of Fleas?I own a bungalow that I rent to two different tenants. The one who rents the basement complain about having fleas in his apartment. The tenant who lives upstairs has two cats and he's the one to blame for this problem.

 

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Concerns Over Son Not Receiving a Share of SSA Benefits?My 15 yr old son receives SSA, his payee allowed him to move out of her home and collected his benefits never giving him a dime for a year. I reported her to Social Security.

 

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Challenging a Decision Made by an HOA President?Our president of the HOA went ahead and proceeded to paint our curbs around the parking areas white and then removed some of the grass areas and replaced it with small stones.

 

Rights of Inheritance for Minor Children?My daughter's mom passed away. Is my child entitled to all of her mother's belongings? She is her only heir; she is a minor child.

 

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Eligibility for Survivor's Disability Benefits?I am 30 years old and found out recently that my mother never received money from the state for myself and 3 siblings after my father died in 1990. I think he was on partial disability and received some money for that.

 

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Garnishing Disability for Back Rent?My boyfriend of 3 years is filing for disability. If he gets it, can I collect on rent that he did not pay for three years?

 

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Are Census Workers Still Collecting Information in 2011?Can someone tell me if there are still census workers door knocking or calling in California? My daughter is being repeatedly contacted. Are they not finished yet? Thanks so much.

 

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Selling Homemade CDs for a Fundraiser?I am looking for some ways to raise money for our 40th class reunion. Someone on the site had mentioned making CDs of music and selling them. What about copyright infringement?

 

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Free Legal Help in Riverside County, CA?Is there free help in Riverside County for preparing appeal briefs? I need help with my brief for the court of appeal.

 

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Dogs Abandoned at Boarding Kennel?I run a boarding kennel and I had a client drop their dogs off to board. They are now a month over their departure date and I can't get hold of the owners.

 

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Getting Your Affairs in Order for Your Kids?I'm afraid that in the event of my death my kids would have no ideal what to do. They would need to call to have social security benefits and retirement payments stopped. They would also, need to know what bills need to be paid, etc. I pay everything online and don't get paper statements.

 

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Can Apartment Tenants Feed Wildlife on the Premises in Washington? Do any of my fellow ThriftyFun Family members happen to know the legality of a landlord telling tenants that we can no longer feed the squirrels and birds "out of the shell" nuts? We were notified that each of us who do will have to pay a non-refundable $300.00 pet fee ....

 

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How Can I Resolve a Repair Dispute With Condo Manager?There was a leak in the ceiling, I reported it to condo management. The condo management said the upstairs owner has to repair his tub and tile. Then only upstairs owner will repair ceiling.

 

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Getting an Apostille for South Korea?How to get an apostille for South Korea?

 

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Problems With Other Tenants?I live in a basement apartment of a house which is supposed to be totally non-smoking. My upstairs neighbors smoke pot constantly and I smell cigarette odors from them.

 

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Unable to Work Due to a Car Accident?I will try to make this short, I was in a car accident 2 years ago. It was not my fault. I was told by the doctors, after months of therapy that I was able to go back to work. I listened to him and to my friends and went back to work, even though I knew my body was not up to it.

 

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Financial Liability for an Auto Accident?A friend was at fault in a fender bender. My friend doesn't have any money to spare and is $200 late on her rent already. The lady she hit turned it in to the police of course, as is the law, but she doesn't have really much damage. The damage estimate is for $1000 dollars.

 

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Court Case Reference Numbers?What does KA083181RM means for the sheriffs dept? It refers to a court case.

 

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Rights and Responsibilities of a POA Holder?I hold my mom's general durable power of attorney and my niece is her health care proxy. She is in a nursing home that I do not care for. Do I have the right as DPOA NOT HCP to choose another nursing home?

 

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Teen Eligibility for Survivor Benefits?My son has been receiving survivor benefits from his. He just turned 19, and is a full time student, and suffers from PTSD, has low self esteem due to being overweight, and was born with club feet. Due to COVID 19, he is unable to get a job and is due to have surgery in the next 2 months. Why wouldn't he be eligible to still receive his benefits until he graduates in 2021?

 

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Eligibility for Survivor Benefits?I was with my recently deceased husband for almost 20 years, but we never married nor did we fill out common law paperwork. Is there any way I can claim his survivor's benefits today as he passed in July of 2018?

 

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Cashing a Deceased Grandmother's Savings Bonds?If my grandmother purchased bonds and they are in her name and my nephew and nieces names, but then my grandmother passes away and has left them in my possession. I am the executor of her estate, etc. Am I able to cash those bonds?

 

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits?My sibling passed away at 59. His son is in his 20s and he was not married. What happens to Social Security benefits when a person dies prematurely?

 

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Meaning of HCLR on Inmate Documents?What does HCLR mean in court documents about an inmate?

 

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