201604.04
0
0

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…

201603.24
0
0

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…

201505.27
0
0

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…

201504.20
0
0

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…

201503.27
Off
0

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…

201503.13
Off
0

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…

201503.06
Off
0

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?…

Balin Law excels in recent fibromyalgia case victories
201502.20
Off
0

Balin Law excels in recent fibromyalgia case victories

Clients suffering from fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues, can make for a notoriously challenging case for disability attorneys to tackle. That challenge has never deterred Balin Law attorneys, evidenced by Paulette Balin’s and Matt Shupe’s numerous victories in the United State District Court on behalf…