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What to do when Social Security disability benefits are denied

For nearly 60 years, many disabled Americans, including some in Tennessee, have been able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to help them meet living expenses. Getting these benefits, however, is not always easy, and many applicants' first applications are denied. Fortunately, every applicant has the right to appeal any decision made by the Social Security Administration, including decisions to end benefits if a person no longer qualifies for monthly payments.

Chattanooga lawyers help veterans claim disability benefits

Veterans often suffer grave physical and psychological trauma from active military service. Often the result of this military duty is loss of limbs or use of a body part. Additionally many military personnel also suffer from paralyzing post-traumatic stress disorders that may prevent them from continuing military service or seeking other gainful employment after their service obligation ends.

Who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income?

Policy makers in the United States decades ago recognized that the most impoverished Americans require some financial assistance, especially if they are too old or too young to work, are blind or have certain disabilities that make employment difficult if not impossible. For that reason, Supplemental Security Income is provided to claimants who have few resources and cannot financially support themselves; this includes many people in Tennessee. As a needs-based program, SSI is available to anyone who has no regular source of income and few assets, even if the person has no work history.

Some veterans now eligible for health care outside VA system

Some Tennessee residents are among the thousands of veterans who have suffered major injuries during deployments in both combat and noncombat zones. Some veterans have been disabled for life by their injuries. In many cases, service members were traumatized so badly by their experiences that posttraumatic stress makes it highly unlikely they can ever work again even if they can find work that they are suited for.

Supplemental Security Income punished for improper spending

As Tennessee residents are aware, Supplemental Security Income is a federally funded program designed to help people with disabilities who cannot work, or for those people who are unable to work because of their advanced age. Funding for SSI benefits is usually taken from the taxes from people's Social Security contributions.

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