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Know which type of disability benefits could be right for you

Tennessee readers may know there are two main types of disability benefits available through the Social Security Administration: Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance. If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, you could be eligible for benefits through one of these two programs.

Pain disorders could be grounds to seek disability benefits

Tennessee readers know that certain medical conditions could prevent them from holding gainful employment. This can be a serious threat to your financial well-being and security, but you could be eligible for financial support through the Social Security Administration. The SSA offers disability benefits to applicants who meet certain qualification requirements.

Seeking SSD benefits for your bipolar disorder

Mental illness accounts in part for 45 percent of successful Social Security Disability claims. This statistic may encourage you if you are considering seeking disability benefits. However, you should be aware that it is increasingly difficult for those with mental health issues to gain approval for their applications.

The deadly problem of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a major problem that threatens the health and safety of every driver in Tennessee. More drivers are using cellphones while behind the wheel, and in-car technology and infotainment systems are prevalent. There is no shortage of things that can take a driver's attention from the task at hand, and it is leading to higher numbers of car accidents.

Riding a bike or walking can be hazardous to your health

Wait, aren't biking and walking supposedly good for you? Yes, as far as increasing your health and decreasing your waistline, these are healthy ways to do so. However, unless you only walk or bike in a gym on stationary equipment, it also comes with certain hazards.

Are pedestrians walking straight toward danger?

If you choose to walk as a primary mode of transportation, it is likely because it is cheaper, more convenient, better for your health or simply a faster way to get where you need to go. No matter why you walk, you know how scary it can be when Tennessee drivers do not make safe decisions, whether that is speeding through an intersection or failing to properly stop at a crosswalk. 

Understanding your finances could prevent divorce disadvantage

Many Tennessee residents feel overwhelmed by the idea of divorce. You and your spouse may have been married for a number of years before deciding that the relationship had run its course, and now, you could wonder how you will separate your shared lives back to individual ones. This process often has it ups and downs, and depending on your specific circumstances and ability to work with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, your case could have more ups than downs or vice versa.

A one-time mistake can lead to serious drunk driving charges

All it takes is one or two too many drinks to be too drunk to drive. Not only is it incredibly dangerous to drive while under the influence of alcohol, it can also lead to serious legal consequences as well, even if it is your first DUI. A one-time mistake can have a detrimental effect on your life, but you can fight against drunk driving charges, regardless of your criminal history.

Getting approved for SSD benefits can be a long process

If you have suffered a physical or mental impairment that has left you disabled, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits will be your lifeline. They will provide you with the funds you need to meet your basic needs, or at least they should. However, many Tennessee residents may find that getting approved for SSD benefits can take a while.

Could someone file a claim of bankruptcy fraud against you?

Though you may believe that an act you carry out has no criminal implications, someone could potentially try to make a harmless situation more difficult for you. For instance, if you struggle with considerable debt and file for bankruptcy, another person could possible attempt to have you investigated for bankruptcy fraud. This type of fraud can come with serious charges and consequences, and if you end up in such a situation, you may feel caught completely off guard.

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