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Pandemic-Associated Disability Issues Continue

Pandemic-Associated Disability Issues Continue

For most people, debilitating COVID-19 symptoms disappear in a few weeks. But for tens of thousands of Americans, and those in the greater mid-south region, the health struggle continues for over a year. That number is poised to increase, and no one knows how high it...
SSDI Initial Hearing Wait Times at Record Level

SSDI Initial Hearing Wait Times at Record Level

In September, a key advocacy group claimed the average wait time for a Social Security Administration disability initial hearing has increased 300 percent over the last ten years. Generally, the initial disability review is a denial, which means for most claimants,...
Can I Get SSDI Along With Other Government Benefits?

Can I Get SSDI Along With Other Government Benefits?

On the heels of the global pandemic, we are now facing an economic struggle with inflation of everyday items. Many people who are suffering a disability are wondering just how many benefits they may be eligible for. If the applicant in the greater Memphis Metro area,...
What Mental Disorders Qualify for SSDI?

What Mental Disorders Qualify for SSDI?

About a fifth of Americans currently struggle with some kind of mental illness. Furthermore, according to the CDC, doctors will diagnose a mental illness in over half of Americans at one time or another. A significant number of these mental illnesses are serious...
SSA Expands Compassionate Allowance Program

SSA Expands Compassionate Allowance Program

Last year in 2021, during the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Acting Social Security Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced the addition of twelve new conditions to the expedited Compassionate Allowances List (CAL). This is good news to residents of the greater...
Overcoming Some Common Disability Barriers

Overcoming Some Common Disability Barriers

Physical, mental, or other disabilities affect about 61 million Americans with a large number coming from the Memphis Metro area, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi . A significant number of these individuals are also eligible for the services of Heermans Social...