Our Firm Represents

Disabled people in Knoxville and East Tennessee

Budgeting & Social Security

Published on February 15th, 2019

As you know, Social Security disability benefits are awarded to those who are unable to
perform significant, full-time work. Unfortunately, this often means that an individual’s normal
cost of living is now burdened by substantial medical costs, such as doctor appointments,
prescriptions, and treatment plans. All of these expenses, on top of everyday bills, can take a
toll on your bank account. Thankfully, our disability lawyers in Oak Ridge have a few smart
spending recommendations.

Make a Budget

For those who have a fixed income, creating and maintaining a budget is imperative. It is
important to know what your income is and plan for both expected and unexpected incoming
expenses. First and foremost, set aside money for food, housing, and medical costs. Once you
know the necessities are covered, you can start to think about other expenses. Remember to
always look out for low-cost alternatives, a little bit saved here and there can go a long way.

Lower Taxes

Upon winning your claim and being awarded Social Security disability, you now qualify for lower
tax rates on both your income and property. This is a great benefit and you don’t want to set
aside the chance to increase your income, even if it’s only a marginal gain.
If you’re living with a disability and are in need of assistance applying for benefits, reach out to
our skilled disability lawyers in Oak Ridge today. The team at Miller and Drozdowski is here to
help.

Back to News

Thank you for helping me with my disability and making it a pleasant experience. Emma was very great, explained everything so I could understand. Seems like she really cares for people, she is excellent, knows her job and does it well. I will indeed tell others about your office and send them to you, if I have to bring them myself, you all are great. Thank you.

~ Debra G.

You all did a great job. Thanks for being a blessing to me and my family. Keep up the good work.

~ Nakeesha C.

Thank you for being there for me! You helped me with things on my case that I didn’t even know about. You were in the office whenever I needed somebody to talk to. You were the best lawyers that I have ever had.

~ Stephanie H.

Contact Us

Law Offices

First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street, Suite 2210
Knoxville, TN 37929

Call Us

Toll Free: (800) 290-9272
Knoxville: (865) 637-0515
Fax: (865) 637-1967

Please contact us today for a free consultation

DISCLAIMER: This web page is a resource containing general information which is intended, but not guaranteed, to be correct and current. Information on this page does not constitute legal advice. Visitors should consult an attorney to address legal concerns. You should not consider web page information, or e-mail from us, to be an agreement for an attorney-client relationship. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information or services on linked pages. We are not engaged in your representation until you sign a contract with us.