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Sequential Evaluation Process

By Nikki Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, PC In order for a social security disability claimant to establish that they are disabled, they must prove that they are unable to work any full-time job that exists in the national economy. This can be anything from work they’ve performed in the past, to other heavier labor, […]

By Kelsey Young, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. In a Social Security disability claim, the burden of proof is on the claimant for the first four steps of the sequential evaluation process.  The steps include: 1. Is the individual engaging in substantial gainful activity?  (“SGA” is generally defined as working full-time, 40 hours a week, […]

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 […]