202003.24
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Social Security and Covid-19

East Tennessee Social Security Disability attorneys and their respective clients are facing times of uncertainty.  Prior to the end of February 2020, the biggest developments out of the Social Security Administration seemed to be the changing of the rules regarding non-English speaking claimants and the move by the Trump Administration to increase reviews of current…

202003.16
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“Making a way in the world today takes everything you got….”

Burton McKinnish, PLLC is working hand-in-hand with our local health officials to monitor the Covid-19 Pandemic.  It is difficult this as an attorney, business owner, mother and daughter to make fact-based decisions that impact so many that our firm cares about.  Our goal is to continue to provide quality service to our East Tennessee clients…

202002.26
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Social Security Disability: How Current is Current

Effective April 27, 2020, the Social Security Administration will no longer take into account a Claimant’s ability to effectively communicate in English when making a Social Security Disability determination. The original rules from 1978 were premised on the assumption that ‘‘it may be difficult for someone who does not speak and understand English to do…

202001.23
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Dear Aspiring Attorney

Dear Aspiring Attorney, You are probably sitting in a library somewhere with sweatpants on, sipping Starbucks and feeling super intellectual discussing Constitutional Law. Maybe you are in law school hoping to come out and work for a conservative, billion billable hour a year firm and make 6 figures out of the gate. Or maybe you…

201909.04
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Basics of Social Security Disability

Step One Many people use the term “disability“ in broad strokes. Some people are referring to private long-term disability benefits secured through private, non-government insurance companies. These benefits are the result of years of either an individual or a company on behalf of an individual, paying into long-term disability policies which would offer protection if…