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Agency resumes mailing Social Security statements

At Balin Law, we’re dedicated to winning your case so you and your loved ones can plan for the future. Planning has been made even easier with the Social Security’s recent announcement to resume the periodic mailing of Social Security statements. These statements will serve as a valuable financial planning tool providing workers age 18 and older with…

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Balin Law highlights success by meeting challenges head-on

While we attribute our longstanding success at Balin Law to our first-rate attorneys and community-centric mindset, winning doesn’t come without challenges. Some challenges are location-specific, like with our Ashtabula office. Because of Ashtabula County’s rural nature many clients struggle to obtain adequate transportation to and from medical appointments. A dearth of specialists has also led…

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Balin finds success with community mentality

As we discussed in last week’s post, winning cases takes teamwork and involves several parties all working towards a common goal: winning your case. Balin Law achieves that goal through its “small community” mentality and its extensive experience working closely with care providers, physicians and various disability organizations. “We’ve been established out here in Ashtabula…

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Team mentality dominates Balin Law’s case strategy in recent victories

It’s often said winning cases is a team effort, but that “team” includes more than attorneys. “One thing we tend to focus on very heavily is the treating physician rule,” said Matt Shupe, associate attorney at Balin Law. This treating physician is often relied on to provide expert medical opinions and a detailed patient history…

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Balin attorneys use “congressional interest” to aid clients

While the federal government offers multiple programs for disability compensation, bureaucracy can be a challenging obstacle to overcome when awaiting a decision on a case. In these situations, any time a constituent feels like they’re getting a raw deal, they can contact their congressperson and have a pending case marked as one of “congressional interest.”…

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Ohio Medicaid expansion aids Balin Law clients

Earlier this year, Ohio Governor John Kasich expanded Medicaid eligibility for all state residents, adding to several existing financial assistance programs Balin Law clients can apply for while waiting for a ruling on their case. Prior to the Medicaid expansion, Medicaid eligibility was provided to those with minor children or those found “disabled” by the…

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Balin Law Attorney Recounts Recent Disability Case Victory

“John” was a client under the age of 18 for the duration of a recent case, one that Balin Law’s associate attorney emerged from victorious. John’s mother filed a claim on his behalf in 2008, alleging her son suffered from a number of severe psychiatric conditions. “We went to hearing in early 2010,” the associate…

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SSI candidates turn to Balin Law, MetroHealth for help

We understand people sometimes find themselves in difficult situations – financially, physically, emotionally or otherwise. It’s our privilege to advocate for them. People who are disabled and have limited resources but not enough of a work history to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Social Security…

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Partnerships with VA, healthcare providers and veteran facilities critical to Balin’s success

Over the past several years, Balin Law owner Paulette Balin presented at various healthcare providers and veteran facilities, ensuring the firm works closely with nurse practitioners, case workers and veterans themselves to build critical relationships that better serve clients and their cases. “It’s so satisfying to see these health care providers that treat our clients so engaged…