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What is a consultative exam and why does Social Security want one?

Occasionally, Social Security may determine the evidence provided by a claimant’s medial sources is inadequate to rule whether a disability claim is valid or not. In these situations, additional medical information may be sought by reaching out to the treating source for additional information or clarification, or by ordering a “consultative exam.” What is a Consultative…

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How to prepare for your first hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

We know the disability claims process can be stressful not just for claimants, but every friend and family member involved in the proceedings. At Balin Law, we’re more than just your attorneys; we’re your partners, and we understand preparation is crucial in ensuring a claimant has the highest chance of success when filing for disability. The Role…

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Why disability claims can be denied despite strong supporting medical evidence

A denied disability claim is always disappointing, but through various appeals, some of these decisions can be – and have been, for some Balin Law clients – overturned. In many hearings, medical evidence and physician opinions play an important role. How could the Administrative Law Judge deny me if the Vocational Expert (VE) said I cannot work?…