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August 2013 Archives

Can I Get SSI for my Autistic Child?

     Parents of autistic children sometimes wonder if their child qualifies for Childhood SSI disability benefits due to Autism. Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI. The requirements are actually more stringent. The Social Security Administration determines whether the claimant has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings.  The listing for autism requires: 

Tennessee man could face drunk driving and other charges

Authorities are still awaiting test results from the man who is accused of causing a fatal accident. The Tennessee man allegedly slammed into an SUV, which crashed into a van. One man has died and five others have been injured. The man may be facing drunk driving charges along with vehicular homicide.

Anterior poliomyelitis and Social Security Disability

     Persons suffering from anterior poliomyelitis may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits.  The requirements are set out in section 11 of the Listings.  If a person has anterior poliomyelitis with:

Tennessee driver negligence: Fatal wrong-way crash

A woman who volunteered at an autism community center has died following a fatal crash caused by a wrong-way driver. It appears that driver negligence may well have played a role in the deadly car crash. Unfortunately, however, Tennessee Police officials have still been unable to locate the whereabouts of the person responsible.

Childhood SSI for Vision Problems

     Children suffering from vision problems may qualify for Childhood SSI benefits.  The Social Security Administration determines whether the claimant has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings.

Fatal Tennessee accident possibly a result of driver negligence

Driver's education programs attempt to teach new drivers how to be safe on the road and avoid accidents. Unfortunately, there are times when conditions change so quickly that there is not time to react, and possibly no reaction that would be able to avoid an accident. These accidents, frequently caused by driver negligence, can often lead to serious injury or death. For example, the family of a young Tennessee woman is coping with her death today after a fatal crash took her life.

Peripheral Neuropathies and Social Security Disability

     Someone suffering from peripheral neuropathies may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.  In order to automatically qualify, a person must meet the requirements of the neuropathy listing.  The requirements are:

Tennessee driver negligence may have caused fatal crash

Numerous instances of serious injuries or death are a result of driver negligence. Generally, driver negligence in Tennessee is even more catastrophic when a vehicle is hit by a semi-truck. In an unusual but deadly incident, four people lost their lives after the driver of a semi-truck hit a cow and lost control over the vehicle.

Childhood SSI Benefits for Anxiety Disorders

     Many parents often wonder if their child qualifies for Childhood SSI disability benefits due to an anxiety disorder. Childhood claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability. The requirements are actually more stringent. The Social Security Administration determines whether the child has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings.

Tragic example of how deadly Tennessee car accidents can be

When the weekend arrives, many people get on the road to enjoy their night. At times, Tennessee roads are crowded with party-goers, thrill seekers and drivers who are simply negligent. Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence on almost any roadway, and can be devastating to anyone involved. One recent weekend ended tragically for one Tennessee family after a 15-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

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