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Helping disabled individuals pursue the benefits they need

Life for people in Tennessee is unpredictable. Even when one has routines, and one day sometimes feels no different than the last, unexpected things can happen to anyone. It could be a car accident, a workplace accident, they may be the victim of a crime or other things can happen. These incidents also can lead to catastrophic injuries that change a person's life for a long time or even permanently. The victims may no longer be able to perform the physical or mental tasks that they were accustomed to performing prior to the incident.

Children with a disabling condition may be entitled to benefits

Throughout life there are many different things that can happen to people in Tennessee. Sometimes they are welcomed events that change one's life for the better. However, there are also many things that can happen and change one's life for the worse. People can contract or develop diseases or suffer injuries which can make life much more difficult, sometimes permanently.

People with inflammatory arthritis may seek disability benefits

People in Tennessee suffer from many different types of injuries and illnesses. Some of these illnesses and injuries are easy to see and are obvious to people around them. It is easy to tell when people are in wheelchairs, are missing limbs, are on crutches or other injuries such as these. However, there are many other injuries that are more internal in nature and less obvious to those around them. These injuries may be less obvious, but can be just as devastating for the people suffering from them.

What happens if your claim for disability benefits is denied?

No one in Tennessee likes to get injured or suffer from an illness, but from time to time it is bound to happen. Hopefully the person is able to get better within a short period of time, so they can and go back to their normal daily life. Unfortunately, sometimes it can take a long period of time to recover from an illness or injury, and some illnesses or injuries are permanent. These types of injuries and illnesses can completely change one's life, and they may no longer be able to do many things they are accustomed to doing.

Mental disorders that qualify one for Social Security disability

Not everyone in Tennessee may love their job all the time, but they are necessary for one to be able to pay their bills and meet their needs. So, whether they like or not they keep going to earn the paycheck. If one is sick or injured in some way, they may not be able to keep working though. If they are not able to earn an income, it may become very difficult for the person to meet their financial obligations. This is especially true if the problem is something that will continue for a long period of time or for the rest of the person's life.

What happens when the SSA requests a special medical examination? -- II

Last time, we began discussing how even though the lengthy wait for Social Security disability benefits can prove frustrating given the gravity of an underlying medical condition, applicants must nevertheless be patient and also be prepared for what might seem like administrative obstacles.

What happens when the SSA requests a special medical examination?

As we've made clear in previous posts, anyone seeking to secure Social Security disability benefits should know from the outset that they could be in for a long wait, as the process can take months or even years.

Are terminally ill people being forced to wait too long for SSDI benefits?

Back in January, our blog discussed how the Social Security Administration has created the Compassionate Allowances initiative in recognition of the fact that some applicants for disability benefits are suffering from conditions that are so grave that they will very clearly have no problem satisfying the agency's criteria for assistance.

A closer look at how the SSA determines disability - III

In a series of ongoing posts, we've been discussing how those who've suffered some type of life-altering injury or been diagnosed with a serious illness that has left them unable to work understandably become anxious about their ability to make ends meet going forward.

How the SSA's Compassionate Allowances initiative helps the truly ill -- II

In a post last week, our blog began discussing how applicants are sometimes surprised to learn that the process of receiving benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program can take months or even years, and how this reality can be beyond frustrating for financially distressed individuals suffering from medical conditions that are at best completely debilitating.

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