Since 1980, Balin Law has represented disabled individuals in their pursuit of benefits from various federal and private insurance programs. We have represented thousands of individuals with the following conditions: Anxiety, Arthritis, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Cirrhosis/Liver Disease, Chronic Pain, COPD/Emphysema, Degenerative Disc Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease/Attack/Failure, Insomnia, Kidney Disease, Lupus, Migraines/Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuropathy, Sciatica, Scleroderma, Seizures, Spinal Stenosis, Stroke, and many more.
We represent clients with common disabling conditions such as back injuries to rare conditions such as Churg-Strauss Syndrome. Most of Balin Law’s clients file applications for benefits under the following programs:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD)
The Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSD”) program pays benefits to individuals who worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. Individuals do not need to have worked a certain amount of time prior to becoming disabled in order to qualify for this benefit.
Disabled Widow(er)’s Benefits
If something happens to a worker, benefits may be payable to their widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse with a disability if the following conditions are met: (i) he or she is between ages 50 and 60, (ii) their condition meets the definition of disability for adults, and (iii) the disability started before or within seven years of the worker’s death.
Disabled Adult Child’s Benefits
An adult disabled before age 22 may be eligible for child’s benefits (“DAC”) if a parent is deceased or starts receiving retirement or disability benefits. Social Security considers this a “child’s” benefit because it is paid on a parent’s Social Security earnings record. The “adult child”—including an adopted child, or, in some cases, a stepchild, grandchild, or step grandchild—must be unmarried, age 18 or older, and have a disability that started before age 22.
Social Security Disability (SSD) Survivor Benefits
SSD benefits available to a disabled worker’s children, spouse, and other dependents or to his or her survivors in the event of the disabled worker’s death.
Long-Term Disability Benefits
Long-Term Disability (“LTD”) insurance pays a percentage of a worker’s salary, usually 50 to 60 percent, depending on the specifics of the policy. LTD benefits last until the worker can go back to work or for the number of years stated in the policy. A worker’s employer may provide LTD benefits or a worker may purchase their own policy. A worker needs to prove that he or she meets the LTD policy’s specific definition of disability for a claim to be granted.
Veteran Affairs (VA) Service Connected Disability Benefits
Service-Connected Disability Compensation is a monetary benefit granted to veterans who are determined by the VA to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service.
Medical Conditions That Can Qualify for Disability Benefits or SSI
We serve many disability types including, but not limited to:
- Cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease, heart attacks and heart failure, etc.
- Cancer such as breast cancer, multiple myeloma, thyroid cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, and many more. *Note: expedited benefits may be available if cancer worsens after applying for disability.
- Digestive tract problems such as liver disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.
- Hematological disorders such as hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, etc.
- Immune system disorders such as HIV/AIDS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, etc.
- Kidney disease (renal) problems such as kidney failure, kidney cancer, diabetes, etc.
- Mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, etc.
- Musculoskeletal problems such as back injuries, joint issues, spinal injuries, etc.
- Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, ALS, etc.
- Respiratory illnesses such as asthma, COPD, emphysema, etc.
- Senses & speech disorders such as vision or hearing loss, etc.
- Skin disorders such as dermatitis, ichthyosis, hidradenitis suppurativam bullous disease, etc.
- Various syndromes such as morbid obesity, chronic fatique, chronic migraine, Guillain Barre syndrome, IBS etc.
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