201604.04
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How To File For Social Security Disability Benefits

Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits You sustain an 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…

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…

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…

201411.14
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Utilize Your Resources! What You Can Do While Waiting for Disability

When a person becomes too disabled to work, he still needs a place to live and food to eat. While waiting for the disability adjudication process, saved funds can run out fast. So, if you can’t work, how else can a person survive? When tough times get tougher, there are a many resources in your…

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…

201409.10
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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…

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.”…

201309.17
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Tools of the Trade for Disability Representatives

With so much technology now on-hand for so many different aspects of our daily lives, it should come as no surprise that it plays a heavy roll in the work of Social Security disability representatives. SSA has made several tools available online that help them closely monitor and develop your disability claim. Electronic Records Express…

201308.15
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So, How is SSA Doing?

There has been a lot of press lately regarding the financial health of the Social Security Administration. On May 31st, 2013, SSA issued a press release stating that the combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, with 77 percent of benefits still…