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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 […]

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”) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Testifying At Your Social Security Disability Hearing By Aujsha Weeden, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As a social security disability attorney in Springfield, MO at Parmele Law Firm, I have had the pleasure of meeting new clients and representing them at social security disability hearings. What I like most about our office is the ability […]

Evaluating Social Security Disability Opinion Evidence From Your Treating Physician By Nikki D. Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As a social security disability attorney in Jefferson City, MO, I often get asked how SSA makes the decision as to whether a person is disabled or not. The answer can depend on a number of […]