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Choosing an Onset Date for Social Security Disability By Mike Wolter, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. When you begin your application for Social Security disability benefits, one of the questions you will be asked is “when did your disability begin?” Many people think this question is asking them when their condition was diagnosed. For example, […]

How Does a Worker’s Comp Claim Alter Your Social Security Disability Case? By Felicia Von Holten Mitchell Attorney, Parmele Law Firm, P.C. A workers’ compensation claim can affect your Social Security Disability Benefits. If you receive workers’ compensation and social security disability benefits, the total amount of those benefits can’t exceed 80% of your average […]

Tips for Testifying at Your Social Security Disability Hearing By Aujsha Willoughby Attorney, Parmele Law Firm, P.C. One of the most common fears amongst claimants in Social Security Disability cases is testifying at the hearing. This fear can arrive from many different factors such as anxiety, stress or even the thought of saying the wrong […]

Understanding Intellectual Disability from a Disability Attorney’s Perspective By Mike Wolter Attorney, Parmele Law Firm, P.C. A Disability Attorney Can Help You Receive Intellectual Disability An estimated 4.6 million Americans have some for of intellectual or developmental disability.   (http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2448).  Intellectual disability requires limitation not just in intelligence level (your mental capacity as shown by testing […]

Social Security Disability Benefits for Widows & Widowers By Brooke Qualls Attorney, Parmele Law Firm, P.C. In addition to disability benefits based on the disabled individual’s work record or financial need, the Social Security Administration has a program for disabled widows or widower’s to receive Social Security disability benefits based on the work record of their […]

Disability Attorney: Who is the Vocational Expert? By Aujsha Willoughby, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The vocational expert “VE” is an expert witness that the Social Security Administration uses to testify at a Social Security disability hearing. The VE is familiar with employment duties and how an employer would accommodate persons with various mental or […]

The Social Security Disability Process for Missouri Residents By Felicia Von Holten Mitchell, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. When people call the Parmele Law Firm, one of the main questions they ask is, “how long does the process take?” That is a very fair question. The answer, like for almost everything related to Social Security […]

Social Security Disability: Past Relevant Work By Brooke Qualls, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. An individual’s ability to work is the key to Social Security disability. In order to be found disabled under the law, an individual must have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that they are unable to perform past work and […]

Migraines and Social Security Disability By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Migraines and headaches are one of the more common illnesses I see in my practice as a Social Security disability lawyer. These, along with seizures, are also some of the more difficult claims to win. When I meet with a potential client, […]

Social Security Disability and Gun Ownership By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. In 2016, President Obama signed an executive order allowing the Social Security Administration to share information with the FBI about individuals that are found disabled due to a mental illness under Listing 12.00. Most conditions in Listing 12.00 require an individual […]