How Social Media Impacts Your Disability Claim.

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You wouldn’t think that having a LinkedIn account could be a problem, but sometimes, it can. Like when you are applying for or receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). Social Media Accounts and Disability Benefits. According to several recent articles, social media monitoring is a growing practice. It is becoming increasingly more common for insurers or … Read More

2 Things You Should Do To Make Sure Social Security Has Evidence of Your Disability.

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While no one can promise you that your disability claim made to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) will be approved, there are certain things that you can do to improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome. One of those things is to make sure that the SSA has the … Read More

2 Things You Can Do to Stretch a Dollar When You are Living on Disability Benefits.

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Most of the time it’s not easy to make ends meet. Given the cost of living and the fact that most Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) checks are less than $2,000 a month, when you are living on SSDI, it can be nearly impossible. There are the regular financial belt-tightening things you can do of course, like … Read More

Does Your Doctor Support Your SSDI Application? Something to Consider.

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If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) it is important to have your doctor on your side. Why? Because a treating physician’s medical records and his/her assessment of how your disability limits your ability to perform your job or everyday tasks (as shown in a Remedial Functional Capacity (“RFC”) form filled out for you) … Read More

Picking the Right Social Security Disability Law Firm

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Picking the Right Social Security Disability Law Firm By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Choosing an attorney to represent you in any matter is an important decision. You must feel comfortable with the attorney, confident in their abilities, and valued as a client. Indeed, the attorney-client relationship is so important that law professors even counsel law students on … Read More

A Disability Attorney on Proving You Can’t Work

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By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The decision to file for Social Security disability benefits is never an easy one as the process can be long, complicated, frustrating and emotional as you wait for an answer as to whether you will be found disabled or not. When someone decides to file for disability benefits, it is because they … Read More

Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

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By Brooke Qualls, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. In certain circumstances a child may qualify for social security disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). To be initially eligible for these benefits, the child must have little or no income and resources. To qualify after meeting the income limits for the program, Social Security must determine that the child … Read More

Do You Need A Social Security Disability Lawyer?

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By Aujsha Weeden, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Applying for social security disability benefits is a governmental process that can become very complicated due to the significant amount of agency rules and regulations involved. Therefore, receiving help from a professional, such as a social security disability lawyer, can make the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful case. Having a … Read More

Objective Evidence To Support Your Social Security Disability Claim

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By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The Social Security Administration uses a five-step process to determine if a claimant is disabled and eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. After reviewing the claimant’s work and diagnoses, the ALJ must determine the claimant’s limitations as a result of their severe impairments. To make this determination—the residual functional capacity (RFC) determination—the … Read More

Credibility Assessments and Consistency Affect Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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Credibility Assessments and Consistency in a Social Security Disability Hearing By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As disability attorneys in Topeka, KS, we have certainly seen that when applying for social security disability benefits, the credibility of the social security disability claimant plays a very important role at the initial application and at the hearing level. Credibility in … Read More