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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
How to navigate issues with public and social benefits systems.
You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.
A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.
This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.
Up-to-date transgender people"s rights: airport security, federal employees, workers' rights, healthcare, housing, immigration, medicare, military servicemembers, passports, public accommodations, schools, social security, and survivors of violence.
Looking for Benefits? Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Sometimes, the best way to evade an abuser and reduce the risk of further violence may be to relocate and establish a new identity. Following these changes, getting a new Social Security number may also be helpful.
Social Security work incentives at a glance. How your earnings affect your Social Security benefits.
Information on Social Security Disability benefits and SSI Benefits for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
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Social Security numbers can be assigned to foreign workers who are authorized to work in the United States. Fact sheet available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Vietnamese.
You can also call to get an application sent to you.
BEST helps you find out if you could get benefits that Social Security administers.
Find the office near you or call the national number.
Fix or dispute errors in your history.
How much can you earn and still get benefits? Your earnings and your benefits " how much will you get? What income counts"and when do we count it? Special rule for the first year you retire. Should you report changes in your earnings? Will you receive higher monthly benefits later if benefits are withheld because of work? Are there other ways that work can increase your benefits?
Are you temporarily in the United States to attend a college, language, vocational, or nonacademic school with a nonimmigrant F-1, M-1, or J-1 student classification? Your school may ask you for your Social Security number.
Information on Social Security and Medicare taxes, How your work qualifies you forSocial Security, Extra earnings, You can work and get retirement benefits, Your benefits, and Contacting Social Security. When you are eligible for Medicare?
Generally, there is no reduction of Social Security benefits because of your military retirement benefits. You'll get your full Social Security benefit based on your earnings.
Every person has the right to be represented by an attorney or other representative while pursuing a claim or other rights under titles II, XVI, and XVIII of the Social Security Act.
How to apply for Social Security's survivors benefits.
If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
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Getting a social security number for a child.
Unless you are a noncitizen who wants to work in the United States, you probably don’t need a Social Security number. Generally, only noncitizens authorized to work in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can get a Social Security number.
General information and how to estimate your benefits.
Relevant information for self-employed and business owners.
Being outside the country affects your payments.
Rules about making too much money during your first year.
How denials, appeals, and hearings are handled.
Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.
Basics about all Social Security benefits programs.
Check out this social security guide for woman.
Find out what you can expect from Social Security, what your reporting responsibilities are and how to report changes that could affect benefits.