What You Do All Day Effects Your Disability Claim.

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Let’s say you’ve got chronic pain, degenerative disc disease, obesity, and a heart condition. Your medical conditions have made it impossible for you to work any longer. Months go by and your financial situation is becoming desperate, so you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). Not surprisingly, in your SSDI application you will have to answer … Read More

Social Security Disability: Coping with the Side Effects of Medication

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Social Security Disability: Coping with the Side Effects of Medication By: Nikki D. Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. In a Social Security disability claim, one of the best and most important things someone can do to help their case is to be compliant with their doctor’s treatment plans and recommendations. Even when money is tight and the costs seem … Read More

When to Contact a Disability Attorney

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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. Applying for Social Security Disability … Read More

Tips for Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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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 prepared for and discussed what … Read More

Social Security Disability and Hemophilia

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By Ashley Baine, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Classic hemophilia, also called factor VIII deficiency, is an inherited disorder that is caused by a missing or defective factor VIII, which is a clotting protein. There are around twenty thousand people in the United States with hemophilia, and many do not know they can qualify for social security disability. The severity … Read More

Parmele Law Firm on Amending Your Onset Date

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By Nikki D. Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As Social Security disability attorneys, the Parmele Law Firm team understands that there can be a lot of different situations that arise when a claim is working its way toward a decision. No doubt when you initially applied for disability, you were asked to identify the date you became unable to … Read More

Social Security Disability and the Importance of Being Upfront With Your Doctor

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By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. In order to determine whether a social security disability claimant meets the criteria for disability under its rules and regulations, the Social Security Administration is required to closely evaluate what the medical evidence shows regarding what the claimant’s impairments are, both physical and mental, and how severe the impairments are. Being found … Read More

Credibility Factors at a Social Security Disability Hearing with an Administrative Law Judge

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By Mike Wolter, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. If your social security disability case is denied at the initial application level and you appeal, your case will end up being set for a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge or “ALJ”.  An ALJ’s job is to look at all the medical evidence in the social security disability case, listen to … Read More

Mental Illness and Social Security Disability Credibility

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By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. After waiting years to finally get a day in court regarding your social security disability status, it can be tempting to exaggerate your symptoms to impress upon the ALJ the severity of your condition. However, this strategy can often backfire and lead to an unfavorable decision. It is well-settled that mental impairments … Read More

Social Security Disability Claims: The Words We Use

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By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Most social security disability claims revolve around medical impairments with symptoms that wax and wane. For example, near half of all social security disability applications revolve around pain.  The intensity of pain an individual suffers is rarely the same.  In most claims, the individual will have good and bad days. The same holds … Read More