Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Importance of Test Results in Childhood SSI Psychological Cases

     In determining whether a child qualifies for disability under the Childhood SSI regulations, the SSA determines with the child meets or exceeds a listing or whether the child functionally meets a listing through deficits in any number of six … Continue reading

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When can I file a new Social Security Claim after being denied at a hearing?

     Social Security Disability claimants are confronted with a dilemma after receiving an unfavorable decision from an administrative law judge following a hearing.  Does the claimant appeal to the appeal council, which can take a long time and is often unsuccessful, … Continue reading

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Claims for Hearing Loss and Carpal Tunnel under TN Workers’ Compensation law about to become extremely difficult.

     If a worker is suffering from work-related hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome, or another repetitive trauma injury, he or she better make a claim before July 1, 2014.  Injuries arising out of or in the course and scope of employment in … Continue reading

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Expert Testimony from Psychologists in Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Cases

     Psychologists are not entitled to give a finding of causation under the act. As the Supreme Court stated in its unreported decision Shelby v. Highways, Inc, 2003 Tenn. Lexis 413 (May 13,2003), “the trial court cannot base a finding … Continue reading

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SSA Publishes SSR 14-1 on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

On April 3, 2014, the Social Security Administration published notice of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 14-1p, “Evaluating Claims Involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).”  In publishing SSR 14-1p, the SSA rescinds SSR 99-2p.  SSR 14-1p is effective April 3, 2014.  Pertinent … Continue reading

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