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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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The Consequences of Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment

If you are currently in the process of a Social Security disability claim, you probably understand how important it is to receive medical treatment and generate medical records for disability adjudicators to review. However, the truth is what is contained within those records is what’s really important. According to SSR-82-59, the failure to follow treatment…

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Team mentality dominates Balin Law’s case strategy in recent victories

It’s often said winning cases is a team effort, but that “team” includes more than attorneys. “One thing we tend to focus on very heavily is the treating physician rule,” said Matt Shupe, associate attorney at Balin Law. This treating physician is often relied on to provide expert medical opinions and a detailed patient history…