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

Eligibility for Disability Benefits Via a Medical-Vocational Allowance
If you do not meet a Social Security disability listing, you can win benefits through a Medical-Vocational allowance - meaning given your impairment(s), age, education, and experience, you're unable to make a living.
What Is Your Residual Functional Capacity?
As part of their disability determination, Social Security may assess your RFC, which represents the work that you can do despite the limitations caused by your impairment.