Joann Kim

Attorney · UC Davis School of Law

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.

Before 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 UC Davis School of Law.

Articles By Joann Kim

What Is Your Residual Functional Capacity?
As part of its disability determination, Social Security may assess your RFC, which represents the work that you can do despite the limitations caused by your impairment.
Eligibility for Disability Benefits Through a Medical-Vocational Allowance
If you don't meet a Social Security disability listing, you can still win benefits by showing you can’t do any type of job.