Monthly Archives: August 2012

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Special Exposure Cohort Petition for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10)

       On July 18, 2011 the Law Offices of Tony Farmer & John Dreiser submitted a petition to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), on behalf of one of our clients, concerning a Special Exposure Cohort … Continue reading

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Allowance Rates for Social Security Disability and SSI Claims in Tennessee

     The Social Security Administration recently released information regarding Allowance Rates for Social Security Disability and SSI claims for Fiscal Year 2011.  The Allowance Rates are a percentage of cases approved at the initial Application stage or at Reconsideration.  Consistent … Continue reading

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“Extreme” Limitations in Childhood SSI Cases

In a childhood SSI claim, the claimant must show he has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or equals an impairment listed in Subpart P, Appendix 1 of 20 C.F.R. Pt. 404. If a listing is not met, disability may … Continue reading

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“Marked” Limitations in Childhood SSI Claims

     In a childhood SSI claim, the evidence must demonstrate the claimant has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or equals an impairment listed in 20 C.F.R. Pt. 404, Subpt. P, App. 1, Pt. B.  20 C.F.R. § … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Ménière’s Disease

     Social Security Disability and SSI benefits can be available to individuals suffering from labyrinthine-vestibular dysfunction or Ménière’s disease.  Ménière’s disease (hydrops or endolymphatic hydrops) is an inner ear disorder that affects balance and hearing.  Claimants can qualify for benefits … Continue reading

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