Monthly Archives: August 2014

John Dreiser to Present on Tennessee Workers’ Compensation

Concerned about how workers’ compensation law is changing – and how your practices may be impacted? Failing to stay on top of current workers’ compensation issues is full of hazards – including lost productivity and wages, medical and administrative costs, … Continue reading

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John Dreiser to Present at the Eighth Annual Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Conference

This two-day seminar offers an insider’s perspective on the sweeping changes to Tennessee workers’ comp system – a new “court” system, a new permanent partial disability formula, and a new definition of “injury” that applies to all injuries occurring on … Continue reading

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The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and Social Security Disability

     Social Security Disability and SSI claims involve consideration of vocational factors.  One of the main resources for vocational information for the Social Security Administration is the Dictionary of Occupational Titles or the DOT. The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) was … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Childhood SSI or Disability Claims

     Children with a disability can receive SSI benefits if certain poverty guidelines are met.  The sequential evaluation for children’s cases is different than for that of adults.  Analysis of a child’s claim of disability requires three sequential steps.             … Continue reading

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The five-step sequential evaluation in Social Security Disability and SSI Claims

     When someone applies for Social Security Disability or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits, the Social Security Administration follows a five-step sequential evaluation for determining eligibility.  (20 CFR 404.1520(a)).  This process is followed regardless of the level of decision, i.e. Application, … Continue reading

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