There are a few circumstances when a sibling may want to seek custody of their minor brother or sister. For example, if their parents have died or are neglectful, a sibling may want to provide care for their younger sibling as opposed to allowing them to enter the foster care system. However, getting custody of a younger sibling can often be difficult. Often, siblings are not much older than 18 when they apply for custody, putting them close in age to the child in question and making it difficult for them to care for themselves and the child.
If the Social Security Administration, or SSA, denies your application for disability benefits, you may decide to request a hearing to appeal the decision. When you send in your appeal request, you can also ask for an on the record, or OTR, review with a judge instead of waiting for a hearing date. An on the record request may allow you to speak to a judge without an audience of witnesses, court attendees and other people that may make you feel uncomfortable.
If you have been involved in a serious accident, it may have been easy to identify your physical injuries. What may not be as easy to identify are the psychological and emotional complications that may be caused by your accident and injury. Unfortunately, it is known that serious injuries can cause PTSD and certain types of phobias. These unseen injuries can be just as debilitating, if not more so, than some of the physical injuries you incurred.
If you are an illegal immigrant and have a child with a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or another illegal immigrant, you may be concerned about your right to maintain custody of your child after you and the child's other parent separate. If you are in this situation, it is important that you talk to a lawyer who is experienced in family law and immigration law. However, there are a few things that you should know first.
One thing many people who apply for or are receiving Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits struggle with is earning income without affecting their eligibility for SSDI. If you earn over $1,130 for disabled people and $1,820 for blind recipients per month, your application may be denied if you applied for benefits, and the amount you receive may be reduced if you already receive payments from the agency. However, you still have to pay for living expenses while you are waiting to be approved and/or the amount you receive may not be enough to sustain you.