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Denied SSDI Benefits? Here’s How to Win Your Appeal

While most initial applications for SSDI in Tennessee are denied, it is possible for applicants to win on appeal by preparing well for their hearings. Making certain to see their doctors regularly, submitting new medical evidence to the Social Security Administration, dressing appropriately at the hearing, bringing witnesses, and preparing for questions can help improve […]

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What Is Functional Equivalence in SSI Cases?

A child’s disability will be considered to be functionally equivalent to the disability listings if he or she either has an extreme limitation or a minimum of two severe limitations in two out of six different areas. Tennessee parents whose children are disabled may be able to receive SSI benefits even if their children’s disabilities […]

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Obtaining SSD Benefits on Behalf of the Deceased

When an applicant for Social Security disability benefits dies while an application is pending, certain family members may be able to pursue the claim to recover the benefits to which their loved one would have been entitled if he or she had not passed away. In some cases, family members may be able to apply […]

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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 […]