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January 2015 Archives

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - 2015 Budget Problems

     There is more bad news on the horizon for claimants and recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). At the end of 2014, Congress passed the federal budget. The money allocated to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for its administrative budget was less than requested and less than fiscal year 2014! Congress did allocate more money for "program integrity activities" so one can expect more robust continuing disability reviews (CDR). Click here to learn more about CDRs and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims.

Car wreck kills child pedestrian, critically injures another

January ended tragically for a Tennessee family when their 11-year-old son was killed in an accident. The deceased victim and a friend were on their way to a shop in the area when the car wreck happened. The boys were walking on the sidewalk among a group of people when a car struck them. The friend was critically injured in the accident and taken to a children's hospital in the area.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Childhood CDRs

I recently discussed the process of Continuing Disability Review (CDR) in my blog. When a child is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as a child, her claim will be reviewed by the Social Security Administration when the child turns eighteen (18). The SSA will determine if the claimant is disabled under the adult regulations. The case is reviewed as if it were a new application for benefits. The SSA will determine if the claimant's impairments meet a listing or whether the physical or mental conditions prevent substantial gainful employment.

Important facts on workplace injury claims in Tennessee

Tennessee employees injured at work before July 1, 2014 may benefit from an awareness of the basic rules and requirements governing the workers' compensation system. The first step to take relates to reporting the workplace injury. An injured person has 30 days after the injury occurred, or was confirmed as work-related by a doctor, to report the injury. The injury must be reported to the person's supervisor.

Is there a time limit for claims after a car accident?

In the legal system in our country, a statute of limitations refers to the time limit in which legal action can be taken or claims filed. Any person in Tennessee involved in a car accident will have to file a claim within a specified time frame. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim differs from state to state.   

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Immediate Action Needed

     If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), please read the following bulletin and contact your Congressman or Congresswoman!

Sad start to 2015 after Tennessee car wreck leaves 1 dead

For many people, the start of a new year is a time of resolutions, planning and even experiencing new beginnings. Sadly, the family of a victim fatally injured in a car wreck in Tennessee has to deal with his death instead. The accident, which happened on an early morning during the first week of January also left the driver of the second vehicle injured.     

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Continuing Disability Reviews

     After a Claimant has been approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SS)), the Social Security Administration (SSA) will periodically review the Claimant's case for continued eligibility. This review is called a Continuing Disability Review (CDR).

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