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Working While Your Disability Claim is Pending: A Delicate Balance

Working while disabled or when your claim is pending is a delicate balance. Social Security Disability benefits are for people who are unable to work. However, because claimants still need to eat and have a roof over their heads, stopping work entirely isn’t always realistic. A person may not be able to go back to […]

Two Balin Attorneys Selected by Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers has named two Balin Law attorneys for the 2nd year in a row; principal attorney, Paulette Balin and attorney Matthew Shupe. Shupe has been on the Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars” for 8 straight years.

2022 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Exceptions & Income Limits

Originally posted on October 22, 2019. Updated December 29, 2021. Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Limit for 2022 The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit for 2022 is $1,350 per month. This is up from the 2021 limit of $1,310, as Social Security implemented a 5.9% cost-of-living increase for 2022. The SGA limit for 2022 for those who […]

Returning to Work: How Does That Affect My Disability Claim?

While waiting for a Social Security disability claim to be decided, a person might return to work for different reasons. Bills that need paid might be piling up exponentially, or a person might feel their condition has improved to a point where they can return to work permanently. You’d think this would end the claim, […]

Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a 5.9% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2022. This means that people on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are about to get a 5.9% increase in their benefits for 2022. We have listed some example dollar amounts from SSA below, but you can find out your exact amount […]

Questions About Getting Started with Disability

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

SSA Plan for Government Shutdown

In the event that Congress does not come to a resolution before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2021, the Social Security Administration has released a plan for continuing operations amidst a government shutdown. The full SSA Contingency Plan can be found here, but in sum there is nothing to worry […]