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About farmerdreiser

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser provide comprehensive representation to injured victims throughout eastern Tennessee in personal injury, Social Security disability, and workers' compensation cases.

EEOICPA Claims in Tennessee

If you or a loved one worked at a DOE site, and:  Have been diagnosed with Cancer, and/or Have been diagnosed with Beryllium Disease, and/or Have been diagnosed with any medical condition which could be the result of exposure to … Continue reading

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Likely No Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) in 2016 for Social Security

Due to low gasoline prices, the federal government might not be making a cost of living adjust in 2016 for Social Security recipients. If you need more information about a Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, … Continue reading

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Don’t Hire a Non-Attorney Representative on your Disability Case!

Social Security Disability and SSI claimants should always be wary of incompetent representation. As discussed before, my belief is that part of ensuring competent representation is to hire a licensed attorney experienced in practicing before the Social Security Administration. A … Continue reading

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Social Security – Hiring More Judges?

The SSA is hoping to hire 250 new ALJs this fiscal year and another 250 in fiscal year 2016.  So far 105 ALJs have been hired this year.  However, these new judges are unlikely to reduce the backlog of cases … Continue reading

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Social Security – Appeal a Denial Quickly

What happens if I am denied benefits and I do not appeal within 60 days? You’ll have to start over with a new application — and it may mean that you’ll lose some back benefits. So it’s important to appeal … Continue reading

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Social Security Hearing Statistics

I am often asked by clients, “how long will it be until my hearing is scheduled?”  Also, clients want to know about the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to their case.  An excellent source for up-to-date statistics on the hearing … Continue reading

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Disability Defined for Social Security

The Social Security Administration defines disability as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be … Continue reading

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