Disability Law Blog

Honesty, Compliance, and Side Effects: How Medical Records Tell Your Story

October 7, 2023

(Originally published December 26, 2014. Last Updated October 7, 2023.) In past blog entries, we touched upon the importance of continuous medical treatment as well as the importance of being honest with SSA. Today, we will look at the importance of being honest with your…

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Disability Benefits for Sjogren’s Syndrome

August 15, 2023
Disability Benefits for Sjogren's syndrome with Disability Attorney Matthew Shupe of Balin Law

If Sjogren’s Syndrome is interfering with your ability to work a 40-hour week, Disability Attorney Matt Shupe explains what the requirements are to get approved for Disability Benefits.

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Questions About Getting Started with Disability

July 13, 2023
Social Security Disability Questions

Answers to common questions about eligibility to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Early Retirement considerations.

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Disability Benefits for Scleroderma, Systemic Sclerosis

June 5, 2023
Disability Benefits for Scleroderma, with Disability Attorney Melissa Yasinow of Balin Law - with photo of Attorney Yasinow

If you can no longer work due to scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, you may qualify for Disability Benefits. Disability Attorney Melissa Yasinow joins us to explain how. Balin Law has been winning benefits for people with chronic autoimmune conditions, including scleroderma, for over 40 years.

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Complexities of Getting Disability Benefits with CRPS

April 29, 2023

Getting approved for disability benefits for CRPS can be complicated because it’s not in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments, but it’s not impossible.
Disability attorney Mark Dlugopolsky at Balin Law has successfully obtained disability benefits for many clients with CRPS, RSD, and other pain disorders.  We interviewed Mark, asking our most pressing questions on CRPS and Social Security Disability benefits.

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Federal Court Review: The Final Appeal for Disability Benefits

March 2, 2023
Federal Court: The final Disability Appeal with Disability Attorney Matthew Shupe of Balin Law

Matthew Shupe is the Managing Attorney of our Appellate Advocacy Group at Balin Law. Having fought and won many cases at the federal level, Matt joins us to explain more about the Federal Review process.

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Denied Disability: How to Appeal

February 27, 2023

We know how crushing it can be when you get that letter. The sad truth is that most people who apply for Social Security Disability will get a “Notice of Disapproved claim,” like the one shown here. You are not alone! In fact, the Social Security Administration…

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Disability Benefits and Ménière’s Disease

January 23, 2023

Can you get disability for Ménière’s disease? Yes, but it depends on the severity and it must be expected to impact your ability to work for at least 12 months. Attorney Chad Delesk explains the details and medical evidence requirements.

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2023 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Exceptions & Income Limits

December 15, 2022

Originally posted on October 22, 2019. Updated December 15, 2022. Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Limit for 2023 The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit for 2023 is $1,470 per month. This is up from the 2022 limit of $1,350, as Social Security implemented a 8.7% cost-of-living increase…

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Peers Rate Balin Law Attorneys as “Super Lawyers” a 3rd Consecutive Year

December 8, 2022
Attorneys Balin and Shup named Super Lawyers for 2023

For the 3rd year in a row, Balin Law’s principal attorney Paulette Balin and appellate attorney Matthew Shupe have both been peer-nominated and selected as “Super Lawyers”. Super Lawyers is a rating service for lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.…

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