What it Means to Help – A Social Security Disability Attorney’s Perspective

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By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. I recently met with a potential client who became upset when I concluded that my firm could not help her with her social security disability claim.  Generally speaking, there are some denials that no attorney can fight.  These include technical denials because the household income exceeds allowances for SSI benefits or the individual … Read More

SSI Lawyer Discusses Supplemental Security Income and Household Resources

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By Nikki Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. When applying for disability, there are several different programs that you might be eligible for. Two of the more common are disability insurance benefits (DIB) and supplemental security income (SSI). The requirements for disability insurance benefits are covered in a bit more detail in another entry, but I have seen as an … Read More

Requirements for Social Security Disability: What You Should Know

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Do You Meet the Requirements for Social Security Disability? By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As disability attorneys in Kansas City, MO, we always begin by explaining to our clients that the Social Security disability process follows a five step sequential evaluation. First, the claimant must prove that he or she is not working beyond significant gainful activity. … Read More

Early Retirement and Social Security Disability

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Early Retirement and Social Security Disability By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As a Social Security disability lawyer in Overland Park, KS, I have seen that generally, winning a disability claim becomes easier the older you are. However, filing for disability around the time you are eligible for early retirement is tricky and often times confusing. As a … Read More