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Severe Impairments

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, […]

How Long Do I Have to be Disabled to Apply for SS Disability? By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The regulations define disability for adults as “the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or […]

SS Disability and a “Severe Impairment” By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   As a Social Security disability lawyer in Kansas City, MO, I always explain to my clients that the Social Security Administration uses a five step process when making a decision in a disability claim. The first step is whether the […]