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Low COLA adjustment announced for recipients of SSI benefits

Many Tennessee residents receive Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Whether due to a disability that began later in life or one they have dealt with since birth, these benefits can provide a crucial lifeline for many Americans.

Attorneys help those with veterans' injuries obtain benefits

Tennessee veterans may know from speaking with their fellow veterans that if they are injured during service to their country, they are entitled to certain disability benefits. As this blog reported in a previous post, veterans may receive benefits for physical or mental injuries that arise during active service and even for injuries that arise after service if those disabilities are related to a veteran's military service.

SSA revises medical criteria for assessing mental disability

Before any Tennessean receives Social Security disability benefits, his or her disability will be evaluated by the Social Security Administration. The SSA evaluates disabilities based on specific medical criteria, which vary depending on the nature of an individual's disability. The SSA has recently announced that it is revising the medical criteria they use to evaluate mental disorders prior to awarding SSDI benefits.

How should I prepare to apply for SSI benefits for a child?

Tennessee children may qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits. In order to receive benefits, a child must have a disability, whether mental or physical, that seriously limits his or her abilities, and such condition must either be expected to last or have already lasted for one year, or be expected to result in death.

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