When filling out social security disability paperwork online how do I enter more than two tests from a single doctor?
You need to get a case worker and file any paperwork from your dr with them. Just be sure to make your own copy of anything you file because S.S. is famous for losing paperwork. Good luck to you.
When filling out an online job application, a question asks you to provide your social security number as part of the background investigation. Do you provide this number or how do you proceed?
My question exactly. Other similar posts overwhelmingly answer 'do NOT give out that number' until you are hired. Yet the majority of firms ask for it from the get-go nowadays. I think it should be illegal to seek your number. Companies can say 'we only use it for ....' but apparently they can verify when and where you worked, your wage, etc. There is a lot of 'fudging' going on out there but companies seem to hold all the card in my opinion.HR will always say they are doing everything by the book but of course they can do whatever they want to.
How can I find out why I am on disability? Medicare/social security will not tell me. My narcissistic mom filled out the paperwork under the ruse that it was for my spine injuries. I have learned that I am not receiving benefits for that.
Based on the history of this question you filled out the paperwork applying for disability.What was your diagnosis?What physician did you see to diagnose your condition?What do you discuss in your disability review?Are you receiving the payments or is your mother assigned as your payee representative because you cannot manage your care on your own?The federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives patients the right to obtain a copy of their medical records from any medical provider, with a few exceptions. As long as your doctor believes you can understand them.I would call and set up a time to visit the doctor/s that diagnosed you with a total disability to view your records. You should know what you put on the paperwork unless prior to filing you were declared unable to care for yourself and someone else is assigned to make all important decisions for you. In that case, you will have to discuss it with your representative.
What could a 20-year-old do to potentially improve their quality of life?
Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Sleep for 7 hours. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy. Play more games. Read more books than you did the previous year. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. Dream more while you are awake. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Drink plenty of water. Smile and laugh more. Don’t waste your precious energy or time on gossip. Forget issues of the past. They’ll just ruin your present happiness. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone, so don’t even try. Don’t take yourself so seriously. You don’t have to win every argument. Just agree to disagree. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don’t compare your partner with others either. What other people think of you is none of your business. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. Call your family often. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy. Each day give something good to others.
What is one thing you think will solve many problems in American politics?
Some have been stated beforeThe only ONE thing that would do the most is to toss all the elected officials out, don’t allow them to run again, and elect people whose only agenda is to run a sane and fiscally responsible government. But that won’t happenThe objective is to take away the financial incentives that elected officials have foisted on the public and to make the press and candidates accountable to the truth.term limits - no more than 2 consecutive terms for any senator or congressman- They could be re-elected after being out of office for one term. We need representatives that know how the laws work and which are needed. We don’t need people who know how the system works and who have learned to work the systemdo not allow pork-barrelling (I’ll vote for your bill if you add this)Get rid of their high salary and their health care and retirement perks. They should not be more entitled that Joe Public to special treatment. They should live with the laws they pass and their earnings as elected officials would do no more for them than the earnings of Joe Public does for him. No paid offices, no paid staff, no bodyguards after they leave office.No new spending without having a way to spend itoverhaul the tax systemHave them submit to the same type of scrutiny that they put Kavanaugh through. If at a later time it is found out they lied, then they automatically get terminated.Make it illegal for them or their family to accept any gifts or loans from anyone with political interests. Not even a paid for meal or as a speaker to their event. Automatic termination for the smallest violation.Make it illegal for them to take a job as a lobbyist until 5 years after they leave office.Make laws requiring the press to tell the truth without ignoring some of the facts. If they are found to have “spun” the news, fine the news organization and suspend the reporter or talking head for one month without pay. Also, charge them for free airtime for candidates to present their platform which would accrue until election year. That time and fine and pay would all be used to fund the campaign time.get rid of political campaigns. Each candidate would get the same number of free airtime to present their case and answer questions posed by opponents. This would be paid for by the fines and penalties against news networks and advertisers just like any other TV or Radio show. Everything would be fact-checked and liars and exaggerators would be called out and be disqualified. There would have to be a system in place so that not everyone who thought they were capable could run. Maybe an initial test on whether they understood the law? And so many signatures? That would be the biggest challenge. Or to have each political party decide which candidate to run. And independent could run with enough signatures.Candidates would have to present the full truth on their literature and websites. They would have to accurately reveal the problems with their opponent's platform.when a candidate makes a promise before an election, they would put a time frame on it. If they do not accomplish it in that time frame, they step down regardless of office. This would prevent them from making promises to get votes and would let voters know when to expect the results. The candidate should be able take opposition into account when making those promises. Candidates should tell how they intend to prevent the promises of one another.
Has the U.S. Congress really borrowed trillions from Social Security to use for government spending?
Yes. In 1983, The Greenspan Commission came up with a plan to save money to provide for the retirement of the Baby Boom Generation. President Reagan and the Democrat-controlled Congress agreed with the plan and raised Social Security withholding which immediately resulted in a large surplus in the Social Security Trust Fund.Unfortunately, Congress saw that surplus and decided to borrow and spend it. It was all very legal. In fact, the United States Treasury even created special bonds to to show how much money they owed to Social Security.Over the next thirty years, that surplus grew to almost $3 Trillion. And Congress continued borrowing it.Now, the Social Security Trust Fund sits empty — there isn’t enough money to pay the benefits that are owed this year. But there is a file cabinet in Parkersburg, West Virginia filled with those special bonds the Treasury issued to replace the money in the Social Security Trust FundIn Washington, the Democrats often accuse the Republicans of “raiding” the Social Security Trust Fund. And the Republicans accuse the Democrats of “raiding” the Social Security Trust Fund. Both are right. Neither party has been able to resist the urge to spend the money that doesn’t belong to them.For more information about the raid of our Social Security Trust Fund check out The Seniors Center’s website.
What's wrong with a military parade? Are people only against it because Trump suggested it, or do they just not want to respect our military?
As a Brit who has never served in the military, I may not be best suited to answer this question, but I'd like to offer my two cents anyway.I hate how the immediate response to any opposition to anything military related is the stupid ad hominem "Why don't you respect our military?". I also hate how the immediate response to any opposition to anything Trump related is the stupid ad hominem "You just hate it because Trump said it". Granted, I do dislike Trump, and disagree with about 99% of the things he says, but this is not just because he's the one who said them. It's because most of the things he says fall somewhere between blatant lie and borderline racist, and he tends to backtrack on anything else. There are many reasons not to want a military parade along the lines of what Trump's asking for, with a primary reason being the cost. America is already having enough trouble managing its budget without spending even more tens of millions of dollars on a completely unnecessary parade.Military parades are rare in the western world. They're expensive and don't do much besides say "Hey look everybody! I've got a huge pe- army!". They also have acquired a distinct dictatorial association due to the fact that dictators are the kind of people who tend to throw huge military parades. People try to say that a military parade is all about respecting soldiers, but it's not. A military parade, when done for reasons other than "We've always done them" are at best a show of strength, and at worst the only way for a dictator to get off now that porn access has been cut off in his country. People don't seem to realise that the best way to respect a soldier is to bring them back alive and well, thank them for their service, and support them whenever and however they need support. Respecting soldiers is not about seeing how many tanks and missiles you can show off in your capital.Now why does Trump want a parade? Because France has one. Does any other western nation have parades? Not really. Germany doesn't do them any more for some fairly obvious and painful reasons. We do have some ceremonial parades here in the UK, but they usually only involve the Queen's household regiments and are done mainly for the purposes of tradition. The only country in Western Europe that does military parades on the scale that Trump is talking about is obviously France.You may now be thinking, "That's perfectly reasonable. If France can have a military parade on their version of Independence Day then surely America can have one on actual Independence Day". The difference is that France has done the parade nearly every year since 1880 - over 100 years, and has used it as a diplomatic tool, such as when Germany took part in 1994 to symbolise reconciliation after the world wars. America does not have a history of large-scale annual military parades on Independence Day at all, and I seriously doubt Trump's trying to use it for diplomatic outreach. There's not even a major victory to celebrate. ISIS may have been pushed back, there is still major conflict in the Middle East, and even when they're eventually defeated, I don't think anyone should be celebrating the horrific mess that's been made, especially not the US.The suggestion of a military parade, when combined with Trump's habits of attacking the media, calling anyone who disagrees with him treasonous, and discrediting the justice system, bring to mind all too easily stark comparisons with dictators across the world - dictators like Kim Jong Un.I'm all for supporting the troops, but blind support of anything related to the military is foolish. A parade of military equipment does not support or respect the troops or the veterans. If Trump truly wants to support the troops with a parade, rather than just have a cheeky wank over how big his missiles are, he should have a parade of present and past servicemen, because those are the parts of the military that should be respected and honoured - NOT the hunks of metal that they drive and shoot.
Is it legal to have an unregistered off-the-grid (no birth certificate) baby in the USA?
I was actually roommates with someone in College whose parents decided to have him “off-grid”. Let me just say this: Stop even entertaining the idea of having a baby off-grid. It really makes your child’s life unnecessarily hard and your kid will forever resent you for putting that pain on them.I’ll get into the details in a moment, but first let me address the question proposed above. Yes, technically speaking it is not a crime to have your baby off-the-grid in the U.S.A. However, a lot of details surrounding the event would be illegal. First of all, any licensed midwife or doctor is required by law to file a birth certificate or they actually risk losing their license and getting a misdemeanor. If you forced them or threatened them to not file the birth certificate that would make you a likely accomplice and would not go over well with the authorities.But let’s ignore that for a moment and just assume you know how to birth a child on your own and can do it in your basement without any professional medical physician there to oversee you (which would be the only way you could pull this off). In this case you wouldn’t get thrown in jail for failing to get a birth certificate and no crime would have been committed. However you just set up a very difficult life for your child.These are some of the things I was told from by my roommate who didn’t have a social security number until he was 20 years old.No, he could not get a (legal) jobQuite literally he didn’t qualify to get even a job at McDonalds. If you remember the last job you got no matter how prestigious or demeaning it was, you had to fill out a bunch of paperwork. Most of these forms require you to have a SSN (social security number) to properly fill them out. However the important one is the form labeled I-9. This form is required to be submitted by every employer after hiring a new employee. This form serves only one purpose, to determine that you are eligible to work in the United States. Your child (and my roommate) would not be able to complete this form which every employer must get filled out before starting employment with a new employee. Your child will not be able to get a job because of this.Yes, he can evade paying taxes.Okay, so this sounds like a perk I guess. But my roommate did not have to pay taxes. The government basically didn’t know he existed, so they never knew he was not paying. But then again he didn’t have a job. So would you rather have a job and pay some taxes or not ever be able to work except under the table for below minimum wage? Given that choice, taxes sound pretty awesome! Keep in mind that this also means your child is not eligible for any tax benefits or credits such as those that students get while going to college.No, You as the parent can not claim him as a dependent on your taxesYou’re already dealing with a child, wouldn’t it be great to get that child tax credit? Every year you'll basically be paying out of pocket for deciding not to get them a SSN.Yes, he can attend public school through 12th gradeHe would be able to attend school through high school without a social security number.No, he can not attend collegeWhile high school and lower education is okay, your child will never be able to attend collegeYes, he can go to the doctorThe doctor will still see your child and provide him his shots. However…No, he will not be covered under your family insurance (or qualify for Medicare/Medicaid)So you’ll need to plan on paying for all doctor appointments out of pocket.No, he can not travel abroad (even to Canada)You’d best hope none of your child’s friends decide to go to Cancun for spring break. Your child will not be eligible to leave the country or return to the US if he manages to leave (unless he plans to climb Trump’s wall)No, he will not be able to drive a carOkay, well nothing is stopping him from physically driving a car, but he would not be able to get a driver’s license and thus, can not LEGALLY drive. Hope he doesn’t get pulled over.No, he will not be able to voteOnce old enough he will not be able to register to vote.Yes, he can avoid the draftWell the good news is that like taxes, he can skirt the requirement to join the draft when he turns 18.No, he can’t get a loanThis means no credit cards, no car loan, no home, nothing. I’m sure plenty of people will claim these are all evil anyway, but these have powerful impacts on someone’s life. There might be times he needs it. (and when used properly none of these are bad things).No, he will not have a credit scoreThis goes with the above one, but he will not be able to work on this which affects your entire life/future. This also will disqualify him from renting most homes or apartments he is looking at.Basically your child will be treated as an illegal immigrant. Why put them through this when they are entitled to the benefits that the United States provides its citizens? There are people in other countries dying to get what your child is entitled to and you are (considering) denying your child those abilities? It just doesn’t make sense.Get them a SSN and if your child decides at 20 that he wants to live off-the-grid than he can burn his Social Security Card and go in the woods and hide from the government. But don’t be selfish enough to make that decision for them.My roommate resents his parents for not giving him a SSN. While all his friends in high school were driving, he couldn’t. While his friends go to Cancun for spring break, he had golden handcuffs in the U.S. and can’t leave. And worst of all he said was that while all his friends were earning money from jobs in high school, he couldn’t get a job.The job part was the hardest for him. He couldn’t leave the house or move out when he turned 18. He was stuck at home.Him working on getting a social security number was difficult and took him two years. He started when he turned 18 to get one once he realized he couldn’t go to college, he couldn’t get a job, he couldn’t rent an apartment, and thus will never really be able to be independent from his parents. It took two years and then at 20 he was able to get one and start working and going to school.He forever resented his parents. Don’t be those parents…