Burden of Proof: Social Security Disability

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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, or earning over $1,190 per … Read More

Social Security Disability and a “Severe Impairment”

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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 claimant is engaging in substantial … Read More