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I don't know if I have an SSN but applied for a passport anyways

You have not committed a crime or a violation of non-criminal law when you swear something under oath believing in good faith that what you are saying is true, and you are mistaken. The law does not ...
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What was the basis/reasoning for Pennsylvania's Supreme Court decision to declare the state old-age assistance program unconstitutional in the 1920s?

The case is Busser v. Snyder, 282 Pa. 440, 128 A. 80 (Pa. 1925). The law is cited as the "Old Age Assistance Act of May 10, 1923, P. L. 189", but I could not find the text of the act. The ...
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What happens to a person's social security account if they die and have no survivors?

The relevant law is encoded at 47 USC Ch. 7. The money doesn't "go" anywhere other than into the US Treasury. You are required by law to pay a percentage of earned income in the US forever. ...
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What kinds of injuries are covered by Social Security?

The Social Security Administration only provides benefits for what has been termed as total disability, which can be broadly described as the long-term, indefinite ability to work. Short-term injuries,...
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Hiring senior family members to get them free medicare

Since Medicare and Medicaid are US federal government programs, I assume you are referring to US Medicare. What you describe is theoretically possible: a person has worked in the US but is 4 quarters ...
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Is there any truth in that social security was based on models of either railroad worker or maritime insurance schemes?

According to the Wikipedia article "History of Social Security in the United States": In the 1930s, the Supreme Court struck down many pieces of Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, including ...
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Can a social security card be used/required as identification?

You have an unquestionable common law property right to what is in these accounts. An institution can make reasonable demands that you prove that you are the person entitled to that account. No aspect ...
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Can a social security card be used/required as identification?

Many financial institutions have to withhold taxes on the customer's behalf or at least notify the federal government of transactions like interest payments. To do that they need the customer's SSN or ...
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Does a NY divorce court have jurisdiction to rule on an action that involves the use of Supplemental Security Income funds?

It turns out that this seemingly pretty simple question is actually quite involved and has multiple subcomponents at a level of complexity similar to a difficult bar exam question. I am providing my ...
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Can a social security card be used/required as identification?

No. My social security card said on its face: Not to be used for identification. I note, however, that I haven't seen my card for decades. I think more recent cards lack that note.
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I have an expired passport, and I'm missing my NJ state ID and social security card

Passport You can replace an expired passport by mail using only your expired passport (FWIW, my wife and I recently did just that). There are also a variety of alternatives to a state ID that can be ...
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How do you find out what a dead relative's social security number was?

You can fill out Form SS-5 Application for Social Security card. The instructions attached to the form indicate the needed documents. They will include: the person's (in this case your mother's) ...
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