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According to the Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a financial program which “makes monthly payments to people who have low income and few resources, and who are age 65 or older, blind, and/or disabled.” SSI Regulations When applying for SSI, there are many regulations to take into consideration.  A few of […]

According to the National Academy of Social Insurance, Social Security Disability is a program that “pays monthly benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death within a year.” Am I Eligible? In […]

The Social Security Act When it comes to individuals with medical impairments or illnesses, the Social Security Act is one of the most important acts in United States history. Parmele Law is a social security disability law firm that understands the importance of the Social Security Act and implements the regulations and laws that go […]

The application process for SSI or SSD/SSDI can lead to a lengthy process that is comprised of several steps. These steps include: Filing a disability claim. Applying for reconsideration. Requesting a court hearing. Requesting an appeal. Filing a lawsuit in federal court. Our disability claims lawyers at Parmele Law Firm will work vigorously to win […]

How do you know when you should contact a social security disability attorney? Parmele Law Firm has helped more than 50,000 individuals obtain disability benefits and our expertise in disability law speaks for itself. We have the necessary experience to advise you on the appropriate time to consult with an attorney, no matter your situation. […]

If you’ve done any research on social security disability, you’ve no doubt come across the term “disability advocates”. Understanding what a disability advocate is, as well as his or her key responsibilities, is vital to obtaining social security disability benefits. What Is a Social Security Disability Advocate? Social security disability advocates come in many different […]

Although it is not required that a disabled individual hires a social security disability attorney to apply for or receive disability benefits, it is extremely unwise not to have one – especially if your case has already progressed to the point of a federal disability hearing. So naturally, the next question is: what does a […]

There are a few different reasons why you may be seeking the help of a disability lawyer. Such circumstances may include the following: You have a confirmed social security disability. You have just retired, or are planning to soon. You are the spouse or child of a deceased person entitled to social security. Whatever your […]

By Nikki D. Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   One of the most intimidating experiences can be testifying at your social security disability hearing. Even though we have waited a long time for the day and we are prepared with your medical evidence, statements from your doctors, employers, or family members, and we have […]

By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Mental health impairments can be difficult to prove. Unlike some physical impairments, the judge isn’t able to see a mental disability. There is no x-ray or MRI that can show how severe the disability has become. Rather, judges and lawyers rely heavily on the treatment notes from […]