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ALJ Hearing Preparation

As the old saying goes, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” If you will be attending an administrative hearing of your Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) claim, you would do well to keep that saying in mind. Oh, Behave! How to Behave at Your Administrative Hearing. Administrative […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Evidence—medical and otherwise—is crucial in a social security disability claim. However, the Social Security Administration, although less formal than a typical court proceeding, does have some rules and regulations regarding the submission of evidence. Generally, there are two periods of time when evidence can, and should, be […]

By Brooke Qualls, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As a social security disability attorney in Missouri, I know that people frequently have questions about the people who will testify at their Social Security Disability hearing. There are two types of experts that are commonly used at hearings to give opinions about the relevant issues: vocational […]

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, assume someone (let’s call him George) had a […]

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 […]

Common Questions about the Social Security Disability Determination Process By Nikki D. Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. There are a lot of different decisions that need to be made when SSA decides whether or not a claimant is disabled. The Social Security disability decision-making process focuses on work history, medical diagnoses, medical evidence, doctor […]