Joann Kim

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Joann Kim is an Attorney-Advisor for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in its Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. From 2003 to 2006, she worked for SSA’s Office of the General Counsel, litigating disability law cases in federal district courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In this position, she worked closely with the U.S. Attorneys’ offices in multiple jurisdictions. Prior to working for the SSA, Ms. Kim clerked for an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands in Saipan. She graduated from U.C. Davis, School of Law.

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Articles By Joann Kim

Qualifying for Disability Benefits for a Listed Impairment
If you are applying for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may qualify on the basis of medical evidence alone if you are not working and you have an impairment t