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Should I Be On Disability?

Recently Senator Tom Colburn lead an investigation into the Social Security Disability claims that were awarded between 2006 and 2010. According to Senator Colburn’s report, it is believed that approximately a quarter of 300 randomly selected cases were awarded “without properly addressing insufficient, contradictory and incomplete evidence.” This is concerning claims that were approved by ALJs…

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What To Expect at a Disability Hearing

For most people, the most nerve-wracking part of a disability claim is going to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). It is a wide misconception that the hearing will proceed as seen on TV, with a crowd of people watching and a jury of your peers to decide your fate. Surprisingly,…

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Paulette Balin & Associates Continues to go High-Tech!

The Social Security Administration is continuing its foray into the electronic era by making more tools and materials available online for appointed representatives. Starting August 25th, 2012, appointed representatives now have the option of downloading the audio recordings of their client’s hearing through Appointed Representatives Services (ARS). Over the past several months, ARS has become…