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Social Security Disability Overpayment Q&A

Question: Social Security Disability claims to have over paid me thousands of dollars while my dad was collecting benefits. I was a minor during the time they claim overpayment was made. Am I legally bound to pay this back? Can Social Security collect money from me that was allegedly overpaid while I was a minor? Yes, Social…

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4 Social Security Disability Topics Explained

Balin Law disability attorney, Matthew Shupe, was a speaker at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s half day seminar where several Social Security Disability topics were discussed on June 22, 2017. Topics included attorney fees, the Five Day Rule, opinion evidence, and estate planning; all important topics for disability claimants. Below is a summary of topics…

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Social Security Changes: Treating Physician Rule and Acceptable Medical Source

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Social Security Changes: Elimination of Treating Physician Rule & Definition of “Acceptable Medical Source” The Social Security Administration recently announced the repeal of the well-known and long standing treating physician rule. The treating physician rule offered certain procedural safeguards to individuals applying for disability benefits under any of Social Security’s programs. What is the treating…

201604.04
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How To File For Social Security Disability Benefits

Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits You sustain a crippling injury. Or maybe you or your child are diagnosed with a chronic debilitating illness. Or maybe time has caught up with you and you can no longer do what you used to do either physically or mentally or both. Your limitations are mounting and you struggle…

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Explained: The Difference Between Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Benefits

What is the difference between SSD and SSI? Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSD”) are based upon an individual’s work record. A “quarter of coverage” is the basic unit of Social Security coverage used in determining a worker’s insured status. As an individual works and pays Social Security taxes, they are able to earn one…