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June 2015 Archives

Childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Growth Listing Changes

     Childhood SSI benefits are available to children from birth up to age eighteen. To qualify for childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, a child must meet the Social Security Administration's definition for disability for children and the parents must have low income and few resources.   Some time back, I wrote about qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children due to growth impairment. These listings have now been removed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

New research: workplace injury higher for temporary staff

The number of temporary workers in the United States seems to be on the rise.  It is estimated that in 2013, 17 million people were employed in temporary positions across the U.S, including Tennessee. At the same time, current research shows that temporary staff has a much higher chance of suffering a workplace injury than permanent workers.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - 10 Reasons Cases are Lost

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases are typically won or lost on the strength of the medical evidence and the credibility of the claimant. However, if you are an attorney representing claimants, there are certain things you should always remember in preparing a case for hearing.

18-wheeler crashes cause 10 percent of highway fatalities

In any accident between a car and a large truck, the occupants of the car have very little chance of escaping injury. It is quite understandable when one considers that a truck may weigh between 20 and 30 times more than a sedan. There are many different factors which may play a role in 18-wheeler crashes and contribute to serious injuries or fatalities on Tennessee roads.      

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Hearing Wait Times

On April 26, 2015, I posted the average processing times and approval rates for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims for East Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky. Already, the numbers need to be updated. Please remember that these statistics are only for claims pending at the hearing level or Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. The claims at a hearing office have already been through the Application and Reconsideration steps (typically 6-12 months of waiting already).

When can you claim for a workplace injury?

Employers have a legal duty to provide workers' compensation insurance in order to protect the interests of their workers. This insurance allows for Tennessee workers to claim for loss of income and other expenses after suffering a workplace injury. There are many types of injuries for which you can claim, and the general rule is that should the injury in any way be connected to the requirements of a job or conditions in the workplace, you should be able to make a claim for compensation.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - EAJA Fees

I recently blogged about Attorney Fees in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases, but there are instances where attorneys can get paid for work performed before the federal court under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). To aid individuals have access to the Court systems to remedy unjust governmental action by paying attorney fees and costs, the Federal government enacted the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). 5 U.S.C. § 504; 28 U.S.C. § 2412. To receive payment under EAJA, several criteria must be met:

Car wreck: 2 Dead, 1 injured, but who was driving the car?

Losing a loved one in a car accident is naturally a traumatic experience. This is even more so when there are a lot of unanswered questions. In some instances, the underlying circumstances of an accident only become evident after thorough investigation. Two people lost their lives and another was injured in a recent Tennessee car wreck. No other vehicles were involved, but the police are not sure which one of the occupants was driving the car at the time of the accident.

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