Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability claimants should know that on April 3, 2014, the Social Security Administration published Social Security Ruling (SSR) 14-1p, “Evaluating Claims Involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)” rescinding SSR 99-2p. SSR 14-1p is effective April 3, 2014. For the full text, go to SSA’s website.  Pertinent parts follow below: The Act and our regulations further require that

Responsible Tennessee dog owners can prevent dog bite injuries

The American Veterinary Medical Association is the sponsor of Dog Bite Prevention Week during May. The aim of the week is to create awareness of potential risks of a dog biting and causing serious injuries to people. Every year, United States authorities, including those in Tennessee, receive reports of more than four million dog attacks

Pre-Existing Conditions and Tennessee Workers’ Compensation

Sometimes in workers’ compensation claims, the injured worker has pre-existing problems or conditions.  Often the employer or workers’ compensation insurance company will deny the claim based on those pre-existing conditions or illnesses.  An employer cannot escape liability when an employee, upon suffering a work-related injury, incurs disability far greater than if the employee had not had

Tennessee amputee receives workers’ compensation

An accident 18 years ago led to the amputation of a bus driver’s left hand and a partial amputation of his left leg. The accident happened when a car cut off the bus he was driving. Of the 22 injured people on the bus, the bus driver suffered the worst injuries. As would happen concerning

Social Security Disability Comment Periods for Listings Extended

Decisions on proposed changes for Social Security Disability HIV and neurological disorders listings will be delayed allowing an extended comment period. The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a correction to the proposed changes to the HIV infection listings, which extends the comment period. The correction removes changes to listings 113.00 that were inadvertently included in

Tennessee truck accident leaves driver in critical condition

Truck accidents in the state of Tennessee have been known to result in serious injuries. Recently, the driver of a flatbed truck was seriously injured after his truck was sideswiped by a tractor-trailer. The truck accident happened on a Tuesday afternoon and occurred on Interstate 40 in the vicinity of the Strawberry Plains interchange. The

Social Security Disability or SSI due to Crohn’s Disease

A      person can qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits if he suffers from Crohn’s disease or inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease.  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




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