Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to help replace lost income for disabled individuals who can no longer work. In December 2016, more than 260,000 disabled Tennesseeans met the SSA’s strict definition of a disability and received Social Security benefits.
To receive benefits, the SSA must first determine you are disabled and whether you qualify for benefits. Below, our social security disability attorney explains how the SSA determines disabilities and qualifications for benefits.
If you live in Tennessee and need help applying for benefits or appealing your SSDI ruling, call our disability attorney at (731) 513-5279. Continue reading “How Does the SSA Determine Disabilities and Qualifications for Benefits?”
“Individual Unemployability,” also called Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU), is part of the VA’s disability compensation program. If you’re unable to work because of a service-connected disability, you may qualify to receive IU benefits.
The Law Offices of Michael Hartup explains how Individual Unemployability works below. If you need assistance applying for Individual Unemployability in Tennessee or want help appealing a denied Veteran Disability claim, call Michael Hartup at (731) 424-5559. Continue reading “Veterans Disability and Individual Unemployability”
When you’re receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) payments, you may think your benefits last forever without any further communication with the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, that’s not the case.
The experienced disability lawyer at The Law Offices of Michael Hartup has put together this guide to help you see how long Social Security Disability benefits last.
If you have further questions on the benefits program or you need help applying for social security disability, contact The Law Offices of Michael Hartup by calling (731) 424-5559. Continue reading “How Long Will SSD Benefits Last?”
If you got sick or injured while serving in the military, or your service made an existing condition worse, you may qualify for Veterans Association disability compensation.
To determine how much disability compensation to pay you, the VA assigns a disability rating based on the severity of your condition.
This raises one important question, though: How is your VA disability rating calculated?
Below, the experienced veterans’ disability lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael Hartup explains how the VA’s rating system works, how they determine combined ratings and more.
If you need additional help with filing a veterans’ disability claim in Tennessee, call Michael Hartup at 731-424-5559. Continue reading “How the VA Rates Veterans’ Disabilities”
With both the Social Security Administration and Veterans Affairs offices closed to the public, you may find that filing a claim is more challenging throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
We know this is a difficult time for you and your family. Below, we answer frequently asked questions about new and ongoing claims in an effort to provide some relief.
If your question is not answered below, please call 731-424-5559 for immediate assistance or contact us online. Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About SSA and VA Claims Amid COVID-19”
Once the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines that you have a service-connected disability, you’re assigned a disability rating that determines the amount of compensation you receive.
But what happens if your condition worsened and your health has deteriorated?
Below, the veterans disability lawyer at The Law Offices of Michael Hartup discusses how your disability rating works and what options you may have for increasing your rating and compensation. Continue reading “Veterans Disability: What Happens If My Disability Worsens Over Time?”
Are you unable to work due to a medical condition or injury, but currently pay child support? If so, you likely have questions.
Will I be required to continue paying child support? How can I afford it when my wages have been cut so drastically? Is it possible for my wages or disability benefits to be garnished?
These questions are incredibly important, which is why the Law Offices of Michael Hartup are sharing information you need to know about SSD and child support. Continue reading “How Child Support Affects SSD Benefits”
If your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) benefits was denied, you may still appeal the decision through the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Jackson disability lawyer Michael Hartup has extensive experience helping disabled Tennessee residents successfully appeal denied SSD claims. If you live in the greater Jackson, TN, area and believe your application for SSD benefits was wrongfully denied, please call The Law Offices of Michael Hartup today at 731-513-5284 or contact us online for a free consultation. Continue reading “Social Security Disability Administrative Hearings”
More than half of all initial applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD/SSDI) benefits are denied each year, according to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Continue reading “Common Mistakes that Can Harm Your SSD Benefits Claim”