If you or a loved one is struggling with a medical disability, you may have options for getting financial assistance through Social Security benefits. Perhaps you have heard of SSD benefits and want to learn more, or maybe you applied for benefits and your application denied.
For workers over the age of 50, the gradual or sudden onset of a mental or physical disability can have significant professional consequences. Whether you work in manufacturing in Knoxville or in an office setting in a neighboring Tennessee community, managing your disability and the responsibilities of a job may be impossible.
On March 3, 2014, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee sitting at Knoxville overturned the Commissioner's decision to deny Social Security Disability benefits to Rhonda Jackson, one of the firm's clients. The case will be remanded back to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for another hearing.
A child suffering from systemic vasculitis may qualify for Childhood SSI. The systemic vasculitides are characterized by inflammation of blood vessel walls. Vessels of any type, in any organ can be affected, resulting in a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms.
Children suffering from asthma growth impairment may be eligible for Childhood SSI benefits. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood.
In Workers' Compensation, while Tennessee law does not allow employers/insurers to benefit from the employee's receipt of SSDI benefits, it does provide a break in certain situations when the employee is receiving old age Social Security retirement benefits. Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-207(4)(A)(i), in pertinent part, states as follows: