By L. Carter Massengill | Published December 4, 2018 | |
By L. Carter Massengill | Published December 4, 2018 | |
More than 65 million Americans receive monthly Social Security benefits. The payments are intended to replace a portion of your earnings when you retire, become disabled or die. They are also available as compensation for illness or personal injury. If you are unable to work because of a physical or mental condition that is expected Read MoreRead More
By L. Carter Massengill | Published October 30, 2018 | |
You don’t need an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, but it is well advised to consider engaging an attorney both before and after making application for either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Studies show that the Social Security Administration is likely to deny 65% – 75% of Read MoreRead More
By L. Carter Massengill | Published September 28, 2017 | | |
Seeking disability benefits can be daunting. Only about 25 percent of all disability claims in Tennessee get approved at the level of the initial claim or disability application, one of the lowest in the nation. In many cases, claimants must file at least one or two appeals before their claims are successful. Potential claimants will find Read MoreRead More
By L. Carter Massengill | Published August 28, 2017 | | |
The first step to securing Social Security disability benefits in Tennessee is preparing and filing your application. You may file via phone or in person at your local Social Security office. There are 30 offices spread throughout Tennessee, and the Social Security website has an office locator function to help you find the one closest Read MoreRead More
By L. Carter Massengill | Published October 15, 2016 | | |
The Social Security Administration pays disability insurance (SSDI) benefits to eligible workers who are totally and permanently disabled. But what is the basis for SSA’s determination? In short, you must answer questions that lead an evaluator to conclude that you are physically and/or mentally unable to hold gainful employment. Naturally, the entry-level question asks whether Read MoreRead More
By L. Carter Massengill | Published July 15, 2016 | | |
When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must submit sufficient medical documentation to allow an evaluator to decide you are totally and permanently disabled. Many applicants decide to err on the side of completeness by submitting staggering amounts of documentation. This is all well and good until the sheer volume of reports distracts Read MoreRead More
By L. Carter Massengill | Published August 4, 2015 | | |
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be extremely complicated. The application process is designed to initially reject all but the most obvious cases of disability. Many people with real disabilities are forced to go through multiple levels of appeal before they are granted the benefits they deserve under the law. Having an attorney helps after Read MoreRead More
By L. Carter Massengill | Published March 19, 2015 | | |
Divorce can impact your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in several ways. Exactly what happens when you get divorced depends on several factors, including whether you receive benefits based on your own earnings record or on your spouse’s, your age and how long you were married. If you receive SSDI benefits on your own Read MoreRead More
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