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March 2014 Archives

Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits Due to Amputations

     A person can qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits if she has suffered from an amputation or amputations. The Social Security Administration (SSA) follows a step-by-step evaluation to determine if someone is medically qualified for disability benefits. At the third step of the process, the SSA looks to see if the person has an impairment or several impairments that meet or equal a "listing." The listing is as follows:

Tennessee man seriously injured and horse killed in car wreck

An early morning accident in the middle of March led to a dead horse and a seriously injured male. The car wreck happened shortly after 6.30 a.m. on a recent Friday morning in the region of the Madison and Carroll County lines. This area of Tennessee includes a great deal of farmland with many people keeping animals in fenced fields along the highway.

Federal District Court Overturns Unfavorable Decision in Social Security Disability Claim

On March 3, 2014, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee sitting at Knoxville overturned the Commissioner's decision to deny Social Security Disability benefits to Rhonda Jackson, one of the firm's clients. The case will be remanded back to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for another hearing.

High-speed car wreck in Tennessee kills 2

During the early hours of the morning on a recent Thursday, two young men lost their lives in an accident involving a car and a truck. The car wreck happened on Highway 31 at an intersection near the Robertson County border with Sumner County. According to reports by the Tennessee authorities, the car was traveling at an approximate speed of 80 mph at the time of the accident.

Why Are Social Security Disability Claims Denied So Often?

     In Tennessee, as well as nationally, the vast majority of people applying for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits are denied upon application. At Reconsideration, or the first appeal, the denial rates only go up. Recent statistics show that over 75% of applications are denied and over 94% of requests for reconsideration are denied. Claimants and lawyers often ask why these percentages are so high.

Drugs implicated in fatal car wreck in Tennessee

A single car wreck on Wednesday, March 5, led to the death of a 40-year-old man, while the passenger in his car was seriously injured. The car wreck happened during the early evening like many other Tennessee accidents. According to reports, the accident happened around 9.30 p.m. near an intersection, when the car driven by the deceased swerved off the road. Following this, the car crashed into a stationary truck that was parked legally next to the side of the road.

Childhood SSI for Children with System Vasculitis

     A child suffering from systemic vasculitis may qualify for Childhood SSI. The systemic vasculitides are characterized by inflammation of blood vessel walls. Vessels of any type, in any organ can be affected, resulting in a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. 

Tennessee truck accident kills 2, injures 1

Tennessee authorities reported that two men died in an accident during the early evening on a Saturday at the end of February. The accident between a semi truck and a sedan also left one person injured. According to reports the truck accident happened when the semi truck hit the sedan from rear.

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