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Social Security Handbook Index: Letter L

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Landlord defined, §1221

Landlord distinguished from business operator, §1118

Landlord, gross farm income, §1239

Landlords, material participation (farm), §§1221-1232

Lay evidence, defined, §1607

Legal guardian, representative payee, §1605

Legal representative defined, §1903

Legal representative, underpayments, §1903

Legality or illegality of trade or business, §1104

Legitimacy of child:

  • acknowledgment or recognition, §327
  • conceived or born during valid marriage, §326
  • State laws, §326, §411
  • void marriage statutes, §326

Length of time engaged in business, §1103

Levy or attachment, benefit exemptions, §129, §1618

Liability for repayment of overpayment, §1906

Life changing events, §2507

Life insurance, excluded from countable resources, SSI, §2159

Life insurance salespersons:

  • full-time, §828
  • renewal commissions, §1310

Limitation of State's contribution liability, §1019

Limitations on use of certain exceptions, alien nonpayment provisions, §1846

Limited partner, coverage, §1102

Liquid resources and nonliquid resources, SSI, §2150, §2154

Listing of Impairments, §§607-608

Living in household of another, reduction of benefits, SSI, §§2143-2144

Living in household of another, SSI, §§2142-2143

Living in the same household, lump-sum death payments, §119, §§430-431

Living outside U.S., alien beneficiary, auxiliaries or survivors, §1843, §1845

Loans to employees, wages, §1321

Local college club defined, §920

Local college club, domestic service by student, §919

Lodging and meals as wages, §1343

Lord Mansfield Rule, child's legal status, §326

Lost checks, §123

Lump-sum death payment:

  • alien outside U.S., §1847
  • appeal rights, §106
  • application, filing period, §433, §§1517-1519
  • child entitled, §§432-433
  • child or children, choose not to apply, §432
  • distribution, §428
  • deported worker, §1842
  • equal shares paid to children of deceased worker, §432
  • extension of time limit for good cause, §1519
  • filing period, §1517
  • insured status, §428
  • listing of insured status requirement for Social Security benefits, §211
  • living in same household, widow(er), §430
  • nonpayment situations, §429
  • no spouse payable, §432
  • overpayment, §1909
  • relationship requirements, §430
  • reporting events affecting eligibility, §106
  • requirements, §211
  • subversive activities conviction, §1839
  • surviving spouse not living in same household, §431
  • surviving widow(er), §430
  • widow(er)'s, §§430-433

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