Monthly Archives: March 2012

Unsuccessful Work Attempts and Social Security Disability or SSI

What happens if a Social Security Disability or SSI claimant works at Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) levels during the application or appeals process?  Generally, if the claimant’s impairments force her to stop working in six months or less, then the … Continue reading

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John Dreiser to Speak at Several Upcoming Workers’ Compensation Seminars

            Many facets of Tennessee Workers’ Compensation will be discussed at several Continuing Legal Education seminars that John Dreiser will be speaking at this summer.              On June 14, 2012, John will be presenting on workers’ compensation issues from the … Continue reading

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Meaning of Postural/Manipulative Limitations for Social Security Disability and SSI

As discussed previously, Social Security Disability and SSI claims hinge on the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) of the claimant and whether work exists in the local or national economy in light of that claimant’s RFC.  I also recently discussed the … Continue reading

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Meaning of Exertional Level for Social Security Disability and SSI

Social Security Disability and SSI claims almost always deal with exertional levels, whether it is looking at the claimant’s past relevant work or her residual functional capacity, i.e. what the claimant can still do despite her physical or mental impairments.  … Continue reading

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Important Information for Social Security Disability and SSI Claimants

Periodically I like to post some useful information for Social Security Disability and SSI claimants in Tennessee.  For instance, as result of the 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of 3.6%, certain changes occur within the SSDI and SSI programs.  … Continue reading

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