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Case Highlights: Kiefer v. Commissioner of Social Security

Balin Law knows from experience that all people from all walks of life are affected by disability, and their proven track record of earning victories for clients that span multiple age ranges shows their versatility as a firm and their resolve as attorneys. In the case of Kiefer v. Commissioner of Social Security, 2014 WL 66717 (N.D. Ohio…

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Balin attorney Andrew November named Ohio Association for Justice section chair

The Ohio Association for Justice, the state’s largest Plaintiff’s attorney organization, has named Balin attorney Andrew November the Chair of the Disability Section. As a section chair, November will provide fellow attorneys with valuable insight into the world of disability law, educating other law professionals on various legislation changes and advancements. November – and Balin…

201505.11
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Applying for Disability Without Insurance? No Problem!

If you are looking to apply or see if you qualify for disability benefits without insurance, you’ve come to the right place. In order to prove disability, SSA must have access to your medical records. However, many claimants find themselves in a position where, due to the loss of employment, they do not have sufficient…

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Case Highlights: Anthony v. Commissioner of Social Security

We recently wrote about denied disability claims and Balin Law’s proficiency at overturning decisions made by an administrative law judge (ALJ). This entry in our Case Highlights series – Anthony v. Commissioner of Social Security, 2014 WL 4249782 (N.D. Ohio Aug 27, 2014) – looks at a claimant who filed for Social Security Insurance and Disability Insurance Benefits in…

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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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The Advantages of Local Representation

If you watch any amount of daytime TV, you’ve probably seen several ads for disability attorneys boasting about their unparalleled ability to litigate or the level of personalized and dedicated representation with which they plan on providing you. Some of these attorneys may be local, with offices in your surrounding area, but many of them…