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Understanding Survivors Benefits from Your Spouse

After people in Tennessee passed away, their surviving spouses, children, dependent grandchildren, and dependent parents might be able to recover survivors benefits from the Social Security Administration based on their loved ones’ earnings record. The agency determines which survivors are eligible and figures out how much they can receive based on their ages, their dependence […]

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Does My Child’s Eating Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Children and teenagers in Tennessee who suffer from severe eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to help to pay for their treatment if they qualify. The child’s eating disorder must meet the Social Security Administration’s impairment criteria and household income guidelines must be met. Treating […]

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Top Reasons People Get SSDI

Tennesseans may be eligible for SSDI benefits if they have any of a number of different common disabling conditions and meet the other eligibility requirements, but some disabilities are more common than others. Not everyone who has one of these conditions will qualify for SSDI benefits. Common Disabilities That Lead to SSDI Approvals If people […]

How Much Would You Make on SSDI?

There are several factors that affect the amount that people might expect to receive when they are approved for SSDI benefits. The monthly benefit is calculated using a complex formula that takes into account a number of different factors, including the age, earnings and work history of the applicants. Some people may receive as much […]

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Is SSA’s Ticket to Work Program Right for You?

The Ticket to Work Program is a voluntary program that helps eligible disabled people ease into the workforce without losing their SSDI benefits, but it may not be right for everyone. The program helps people find jobs, allows them to see if they are able to return to work, and provides services that help them […]

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How Do Veteran’s Benefits Affect SSDI?

It is possible for disabled veterans in Tennessee to receive disability benefits from the Veterans Administration simultaneously with Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Because SSDI is not based on need, receiving VA payments will not impact eligibility for disability benefits through the SSA. People who are rated as 100 percent permanently […]

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Can People Receive SSDI and Workers Comp Benefits at the Same Time?

When Tennesseans are left with permanent and total disabilities from their jobs, they may be able to receive both workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits at the same time. The Social Security Administration may make adjustments to the amounts that they receive from Social Security, however. In general, the total that people can receive […]

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What SSDI Claimants Need to Know About Consultative Exams

Tennesseans who apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration may be asked to submit to consultative exams, making it important for them to understand what to expect. The Social Security Administration asks applicants to submit to consultative exams when they do not have enough medical documentation of their disabling conditions. Consultative exams are […]

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Social Security Disability Lawyer Gives Tips to Prepare for Your SSDI Interview

After people in Tennessee apply for Social Security disability benefits, following a few simple tips to prepare for the SSDI interview can improve the chances of achieving a successful claim. They should be ready to answer a number of questions about their disabling condition, when it began, their work history, current limitations, and others. Claimants […]

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SSDI: Keeping Families Afloat Financially

Certain family members of disabled Tennessee workers may be eligible to receive auxiliary benefits based on the workers’ SSDI record and these additional benefits allow families to stay afloat financially. Payments received by disabled workers are never reduced when family members claim dependents’ benefits, but auxiliary payments are typically counted toward the maximum family benefit. […]