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Given the Social Security Administration’s (“SSA”) dismal approval rate for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, (almost 70% of all applications are denied), if you are applying for disability benefits, you should know a little something about the appeal process. Appeals. In most states (Missouri skips over the “reconsideration” and goes straight to administrative hearings) […]

The Social Security Disability Process for Missouri Residents By Felicia Von Holten Mitchell, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. When people call the Parmele Law Firm, one of the main questions they ask is, “how long does the process take?” That is a very fair question. The answer, like for almost everything related to Social Security […]

By Brooke Qualls, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Any experienced disability attorney will know there are several important dates in any claim for disability through the Social Security Administration, each one carrying its own significance for a claim throughout the process. Filing Date: This one may seem obvious but if benefits are awarded it certainly […]

By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The average wait time for a social security disability hearing has gone up in the last few years. In Topeka, an individual generally waits sixteen months for a social security disability hearing after filing an appeal for one. In Wichita, an individual waits twelve and a half […]

How Long Does It Take To Get Social Security Disability? By Nikki D. Evans, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As Social Security disability attorneys in Columbia, MO, one of the more common questions we get is “how long will this process take?” Unfortunately, there is not an exact answer for this question, as the answer […]

SS Disability Hearing Backlog The Waiting Game By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The biggest shock people who seek disability benefits receive is when I tell them that, in my experience as a disability attorney in Wichita, KS, it can take several years before they receive a hearing. To be clear, in states like […]