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…

201603.24
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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…

201412.19
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SSA refocusing efforts on Continuing Disability Reviews

After last week’s post covering illegitimate disability awards totaling more than $2 billion in taxpayer dollars, it’s easy to see why the Social Security Administration has refocused their efforts on a process called “Continuing Disability Reviews” (CDRs). A CDR is a regulatory procedure for reviewing individuals already on Social Security disability benefits. The law requires…

201412.02
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10 Inspirational Quotes For People Struggling with Disability

Having a disability that affects your daily life is not easy. Know that you will get through this! Here are 10 inspirational quotes for people struggling with a disability:    1. “When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they…

201411.07
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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…

201409.27
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Agency resumes mailing Social Security statements

At Balin Law, we’re dedicated to winning your case so you and your loved ones can plan for the future. Planning has been made even easier with the Social Security’s recent announcement to resume the periodic mailing of Social Security statements. These statements will serve as a valuable financial planning tool providing workers age 18 and older with…

201409.10
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Balin attorneys use “congressional interest” to aid clients

While the federal government offers multiple programs for disability compensation, bureaucracy can be a challenging obstacle to overcome when awaiting a decision on a case. In these situations, any time a constituent feels like they’re getting a raw deal, they can contact their congressperson and have a pending case marked as one of “congressional interest.”…