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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…

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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…

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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…