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The four stages of appeals for denied SSI benefits

Tennessee residents who live on Social Security disability benefits know how difficult it can be to make ends meet. It gets even more difficult when the Social Security Administration decides that the person does not meet the requirements to receive further Supplemental Security Income. However, the person can always appeal the decision made by the SSA, if that person believes that the case should be reviewed again. There are four stages at which a person can appeal, depending on the nature of the case. If the applicant is not satisfied with the outcome at one stage, that person can move to the next stage.

VA benefits for veterans affected by Agent Orange -- Part II

Many veterans in Tennessee know that Agent Orange was used to defoliate vast areas of jungle during the Vietnam War as well as along the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over the years, research showed that exposure to Agent Orange could lead to serious health complications for those service members exposed to it -- whether or not they served in active combat zones. As a result, the Department of Veterans' Affairs began offering benefits to veterans affected by the chemical. Benefit details and eligibility criteria were discussed in a previous blog post.

VA benefits for service members affected by Agent Orange-Part I

Veterans in Tennessee and across the entire United States may be aware that the United States military used Agent Orange, which is a defoliating agent, during the Vietnam War. The purpose of spraying Agent Orange was to clear vegetation as part of a military strategy. The military also used the chemical to strip areas of terrain in the United States and in other countries for non-military purposes. Unfortunately, the military was unaware at the time that Agent Orange can severely affect the people who come into contact with it.

When is an individual eligible for SSD benefits for injuries?

Many Tennessee residents who have been injured in an accident suffer from partial or total disabilities that compromises their ability to seek gainful employment. In such cases, the financial duress of the resident can be multiplied with the medical costs that are needed for recuperation and rehabilitation. The United States federal government gives Social Security Disability Benefits to such claimants who have suffered from temporary or permanent disabilities resulting from the injuries.

Protecting disability benefits

For many residents in Tennessee, Social Security Disability Benefits are a lifesaver. That is true after retirement and if a person cannot work due to some disability. However, there are certain cases in which the SSD benefits may be discontinued. Therefore, it is important for people to understand how to retain their benefits and which steps to follow if they wish to receive those benefits without interruption.

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