Obtaining SSDI benefit for mental disorders

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits have provided significant financial assistance for residents of Tennessee who have suffered a disabling injury or medical condition. Nevertheless, individuals who may have suffered a disabling condition as defined in the SSDI regulations have many questions about their eligibility for benefits. A frequent question is whether a mental illness

SSD for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease

Tennessee residents become eligible for social security disability when a doctor determines they suffer from a mental or physical impairment that negatively affects their ability to work and enjoy other aspects of life. A doctor must also determine this impairment will affect or has already affected the patient for more than one calendar year. Amyotrophic

What to do if your initial claim for SSD benefits is denied

Learning your initial claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied can be incredibly distressing. After all, those in Tennessee seeking SSD benefits are often in a dire financial situation and are depending on these benefits to meet their daily needs. However, an initial denial of benefits is not the end of the story;

Ways to possibly expedite a claim for Social Security disability

The need for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be important for disabled individuals struggling with a medical condition severe enough that prevents them from working. The process of applying for disability benefits can take a long time and, initially at least, oftentimes result in a denial of benefits. For that reason, disabled applicants should

Social Security disability may need changes

Social Security benefits for workers who are unable to work because of their medical conditions were threatened over the last four years because of the pandemic and political decisions. Improvements are needed to the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Insurance programs to help Americans with disabilities obtain the minimal income and medical care that

Can your SSD claim be denied if you had lumbar fusion?

Back injuries are assuredly a central medical issue for many Tennessee residents who file for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration, but the fact that someone has had surgery does not necessarily mean they cannot work in a different industry. While educational training may be necessary for finding a suitable job, sedentary work can

Investments may help SSD recipients

Social Security imposes strict earned income restrictions for recipients receiving disability benefits. But recipients can receive unearned income without jeopardizing their Social Security disability benefits. This is notable because the average monthly benefit is $2,569 or almost $31,000 per year. SSD benefits Individuals are eligible for SSD if they cannot work because they have a

What to know about car accident settlement offers

A motor vehicle accident can be an overwhelming ordeal. When a Tennessee resident is harmed in a crash with another car, truck, or commercial vehicle, it can leave them with physical pain and financial worries. They may not know how they will work while recuperating from their injuries, and they may be scared to see

ALS and Social Security disability benefits

ALS and Social Security disability benefits In December 2020, the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act was signed into law. This act allows individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis to begin collecting their Social Security benefits without having to wait the five-month period. The waiting period is very familiar to those seeking Social Security disability benefits. SSD

Challenges of receiving SSD benefits

Americans who file for disability claims through the Social Security Administration (SSA) are denied more often than not during the initial stages of the application process. Once they go on to appeal the SSA’s decision, the process can be frustrating and lengthy. Out of the nearly four million residents of the state of Tennessee, approximately

Truck accidents and hours of service regulations

Fatigued driving is extremely dangerous. A tired driver can experience reduced reaction time and may fall asleep behind the wheel, causing him or her to veer into oncoming traffic or slam into slow or stopped traffic. The results of these accidents can be catastrophic under any circumstances, but such outcomes are much more likely when

Different types of disability insurance

Whether or not Tennessee residents realize it or not, disability is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of their age. In fact, one quarter of people currently 20 years of age will become disabled before reaching the retirement age of 65. Disability insurance can provide them with the safety net they need to ensure

How do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

Knowing how to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, and prepare a strong application for them, is essential for disabled individuals in need of the important benefits. There are different requirements disabled applicants must meet and demonstrate to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits that they should be aware of. Medical history requirements for

The dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is dangerous driving behavior that can result in serious car accidents and injuries to victims. For that reason, victims of distracted drivers should be familiar with the legal protections available to them when they have been harmed in a distracted driving-related car accident. Types of distracted driving There are several different categories of

Drivers and pedestrians must work together to stay safe

Throughout Tennessee, individuals choose to walk to their destinations rather than driving. This is largely due to the pleasant weather, beautiful scenery and a desire to explore a healthy option. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries that could last a lifetime. In these situations, safety does not rest solely on one group’s shoulders.

Appeals options for Social Security disability applicants

Being denied for Social Security disability (SSD) can be worrisome for disabled individuals. For that reason, it is important for disabled individuals to be familiar with the Social Security disability appeals process and how it may be able to help them. Request for reconsideration A request for reconsideration is the first step in the Social

What can I do if my application for SSDI benefits is denied?

Many, if not all, applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are initially denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Instead of speculating on possible reasons for this decision, an unsuccessful applicant may be better advised to commence an appeal using the extensive appeal procedures provided by the SSA. The four levels of appeal The

What is the ‘Compassionate Allowances’ program?

When you suffer from a disabling injury or illness during your working years, you may be concerned not only about your health, but also how you will provide for your loved ones if your disability prevents you from returning to your job, or any other job for that matter. It is times like these that




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