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March 2018 Archives

What should I do if I'm bitten by a dog in Tennessee?

When you are bitten by a dog on another person's property, you need to make a plan of action. The first thing on the list is likely going to be getting medical care. This helps you to learn the scope of the injuries that you suffered. It also gives you a treatment plan to help you recover from the injuries.

Can you get disability for a mental disorder?

When people bring up the subject of disabilities, most think of the kind of disability you can see – whether you need a wheelchair or are confined to your bed much of the time. Invisible disabilities, especially mental or emotional ones, are more difficult for people to understand and can be hard to prove when you are trying to receive benefits. However, for many Tennessee residents, mental disorders can be just as incapacitating as physical ones.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Benefits of Representation

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows statistical evidence in the fact that claimants in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims have a three times higher rate of success at hearings than those claimants who do not have representatives. The report sites as one of the reasons for higher success rate is that the representative can help the claimant ensure that medical evidence and other evidence is fully developed and help the claimant present testimony at the hearing. The GAO report also sites representatives' selectivity regarding claims as a possible factor as well.

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