A Congressional proposal could drastically affect benefits for children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  On June 7, 2016, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, released an outline of proposals to supposedly address poverty titled “Poverty, Opportunity and Upward Mobility.” One of the more concerning proposals is to end childhood SSI monetary

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – SSA Proposes New Rule Governing Evidence Submission

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently proposed regulations that would affect all claimants trying to qualify for social security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI) benefits. Currently, despite a regulation that allows individual ALJs to have a policy or rule requiring all evidence be submitted five days prior to a hearing, only Region

Help is at hand after car accidents due to distracted driver

We live in a society dominated by electronic gadgets. Tennessee residents, like many others around the world, find themselves immersed in an environment in which many people seem so involved with their newest electronic toy that they forget about everything and everybody around them. News reports  on the many car accidents resulting from the new

Fatal Tennessee car wreck leads to closed highway lanes

An accident which led to the closure of several lanes on Interstate 75 on a recent Tuesday in July led to one fatality, while three more people were injured. The accident, involving only one vehicle, happened just before midday. Tennessee authorities suspect that drugs may be involved in the car wreck.   It is reported

Semi-truck accident leads to criminal and civil charges

A civil claim was filed against an incarcerated truck driver approximately one year after a horrible accident. The June 2015 truck accident led to the death of six people, while many others were seriously injured. The plaintiff is allegedly the fiancé of the trucker, who is currently in a Tennessee jail. The accident involved nine

The Challenges Of Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits

Mental illness does not discriminate and affects individuals of all ages, income brackets and education levels. National statistics indicate that as many as one quarter of U.S. adults suffer with a mental illness. Despite the prevalence of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder; those who suffer with these invisible disabilities often




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