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Depression is one of the most common disability claims made on applications to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). Depression comes in many forms and can be caused by any number of things. Depression or severe depression can be caused by, or make worse because of, […]

To be considered disabled and eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you must have a condition (or set of conditions) that are severe and have lasted or are expected to last at least 12 months. In addition to this, your condition must impose enough functional limitations so as to […]

To be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you must first qualify for benefits. There are basically 2 requirements for qualifying for SSDI benefits. You need to: (1) have a severe impairment that meets the Social Security Administration’s (“SSA”) definition of “disabled,” and (2) you need to have worked at a […]

Parmele Law Firm Talks Huntington’s Disease and Social Security Disability By Ashley Baine Attorney, PLF Huntington’s disease is an inherited disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. It typically affects the person’s movement and thinking and can lead to psychiatric disorders. People with the disease typically develop signs and symptoms in […]

Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease By Andrew DeLaMare Attorney, PLF Inflammatory bowel disorders (IBD) are a very common problem for millions of Americans.  On specific type of IBD is Crohn’s disease.  Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestines.  For some individuals, Crohn’s disease can result in having significant difficulties […]

Migraines and Social Security Disability By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Migraines and headaches are one of the more common illnesses I see in my practice as a Social Security disability lawyer. These, along with seizures, are also some of the more difficult claims to win. When I meet with a potential client, […]

Epilepsy and Social Security Disability Benefits By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The Social Security Administration defines epilepsy as a pattern of recurrent and unprovoked seizures that are manifestations of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The most common type of seizures evaluated by SSA are generalized tonic-clonic seizures and complex partial seizures […]

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 Ashley Baine, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. A benign brain tumor is noncancerous and tends to grow slower than a cancerous tumor. They can still cause medical symptoms that are disabling, though. A benign brain tumor is a medical impairment that given the right evidence can be a disabling condition under Social Security regulations. […]

By Ashley Baine, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Hereditary telangiectasia, also called Osler-Weber Rendu syndrome, is an inherited disorder that causes abnormalities in the blood vessels and tend to result in hemorrhaging. Chronic nosebleeds are a typical first sign of the disorder. The condition can then lead to bleeding in the internal organs typically in […]