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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 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.”…

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Balin’s winning strategy pays off

Disability in AmericaThe increased prevalence of disability in the U.S. today cannot be overstated. According to the Social Security Administration, disability claims in 2013 totaled 2,640,100 – nearly twice as many as in 2000.“We’re faced with a time when the baby boomer generation has been aging out,” said Matt Shupe, associate attorney at Balin Law….

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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…