Category: Social Security Disability

Tennessee SSD denial attorney

Being unable to work — and support yourself and your family — is devastating enough. When you are denied the social security disability (SSD) insurance benefits you’ve paid into your entire working life, the fallout can be catastrophic, financially and emotionally. If you meet all of the guidelines for receiving SSDI payments but your claim […]

Social Security Disability Insurance

Imagine this scenario: You’re facing real challenges. Whether because of an accident, disease or inherited condition, you’re too disabled to work. Money is tight and you need your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. But there are many out there who would be more than happy to cheat you out of whatever money you have; […]

Tennessee Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) applicants have their lives on the line when they apply for benefits. They can’t work, may be diagnosed with a fatal condition and are facing severe financial problems. Many of them have had the SSD rug pulled out from under them by doctors hired by the state to review […]

The recent partial federal government shutdown caused concern and frustration among many Americans who rely upon a fully functioning government.  During that 35-day period a lot of work wasn’t getting done at federal agencies.  Even though the partial government shutdown did not cause Social Security to shut down, any government shutdown creates a ripple effect […]

Social Security Disability Insurance

Words matter, because they shape our thoughts and feelings. Depending on the words we choose, someone can have a positive or negative opinion of something. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal disability insurance program for workers in Tennessee and across the country. It’s not welfare. It’s not a handout. Like any other insurance, […]

Gig work and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits

More and more Tennesseans work in the gig economy as independent contractors and freelancers, either because they can’t find a good fit with a traditional job or it’s their preference. If you’re in this position, injured and too disabled to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. If you’re self-employed and […]

For the more than 10 million Americans reliant on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to cover their bills, 2019 may be a promising year. Several changes to programs handled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are in place. While these adjustments will not comprehensively transform the landscape of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program or […]

Next year, Social Security Administration (SSA) recipients can expect a bigger-than-average cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). According to a press release from the SSA, 67 million people will see a 2.8 percent increase in their benefits. As a piece from CBS News points out, it’s the highest COLA since 2012 when it was 3.6 percent.  The 2.9% […]

Why Disabled People Between 62 and Full Retirement Should Consider SSD

Statistically speaking, the older you get, the more likely you are to have problems with your health beyond the normal aging process. Sometimes, those issues can even force you to seriously consider an early retirement decision. However, before you decide to take your retirement at 62 rather than at 65 or older because of health […]

Living with a Disability: Prioritizing Your Health

When you’ve been labeled with a disability diagnosis, you may feel as if you’ll never gain (or regain) control of your health. You may even stop caring due to bouts of depression or hopelessness. This is understandable, but it’s important to recognize that even though your physical challenges are different from those of the people […]

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