Monthly Archives: December 2011

Update on Social Security Disability and SSI Claimants Ability to File Subsequent Application

Social Security Disability and SSI claimants need to know that the Social Security Administration has not changed its mind regarding subsequent applications while an appeal of a prior claim is pending at the Appeals Council.  On July 29, 2011, I … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Claim Based on Mental Retardation Listing

Social Security Disability and SSI claimants have another positive court ruling on a mental impairment case.  The District Court in the Northern District of Florida reversed the Administration’s decision denying benefits in Williams v. Astrue where a Claimant was alleging … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Claim for Mental Illness Remanded

In a positive case for Social Security Disability and SSI claimants, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded an unfavorable decision because the ALJ did not properly evaluate a treating physician’s opinions.  In Scott v. Astrue, 647 F.3d … Continue reading

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Proposed Change for Non-Mosaic Down Syndrome for Social Security Disability and SSI

Social Security Disability and SSI claimants need to know that the Social Security Administration proposes to change the listings for evaluating congenital disorders that affect multiple body systems.  76 Fed. Reg. 66006 (Oct. 25, 2011).  The main proposed revision would … Continue reading

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OFFSET ON PERMANENT BENEFITS OF OLD AGE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

     While Tennessee law does not allow employers/insurers to benefit from the employee’s receipt of SSDI benefits, it does provide a break in certain situations when the employee is receiving old age Social Security retirement benefits.  Tennessee Code Annotated section … Continue reading

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