Severe heat may lead to workers’ compensation claims

Summer is here, bringing lovely warmer weather with it. While most people enjoy the warmth that comes with summer, those working outside may not always enjoy it. Many workers may be exposed to extreme heat and, thus, be in danger of succumbing to heat related illnesses if they are not careful. While the goal is

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – SSA Proposes Rule for Reporting Certain Beneficiaries to Gun Control Database

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” (NPRM) on reporting certain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). As part of amendments to the NICS in 2007, Federal Agencies are required to submit to the Attorney General “any record of any

Fatal Tennessee car wreck may lead to charges

Charges may be filed against the driver of a pickup truck involved in an early morning accident on a recent Sunday morning in June. Tennessee authorities report that the car wreck, which involved a tractor trailer and a pickup truck, happened at approximately 8:00 a.m. The two deceased victims were passengers in the pickup truck.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) -New Information on Student Loan Discharges for Some SSDI Beneficiaries

In April of 2016, President Obama took executive action to notify approximately 387,000 Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries of the potential eligibility to have outstanding student loan balances discharged on the basis of “total and permanent disability” (TPD). The Department of Education will send out letters to beneficiaries of their possible eligibility and will

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – SSA Clarifies New Borderline Age Rules

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently revised the POMS and HALLEX that deal with borderline age situations for claimants seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. When adjudicators are evaluating a claim under the five-step sequential evaluation process, they must consider the claimant’s age in combination with his or her

Responding to a car or truck accident can be hazardous

The narrow escape of four Tennessee police officers during the first week of June has highlighted the dangers involved in their jobs. Traffic and police officers who respond to a car or truck accident regularly find themselves exposed and in real danger of being hurt while responding to accidents. To date in 2016, six officers

Tennessee car wreck kills 1, injures 3

An accident between two vehicles during the early hours of the morning of the last Monday in May led to one fatality. The car wreck was reported to Tennessee authorities at approximately 2:40 a.m. on the specific Monday. Three people, including two children, were injured in the accident. According to the traffic authorities, the 20-year-old

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – New Social Security Ruling Regarding Evaluation of Symptoms

A new ruling has been published by the Social Security Administration (SSA) affecting claimants seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The SSA published SSR 16-3p – “Evaluation of Symptoms and Disability Claims” meant to supersede SSR 96-7p. The primary change in the new ruling is that it does not




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