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Disability Benefits for Scleroderma, Systemic Sclerosis

This article is based on the transcript from this YouTube video: My name is Melissa Yasinow and I’m a disability attorney at Balin Law. I’m here today to talk about scleroderma, which can be a disabling autoimmune condition. Scleroderma can cause skin thickening and hardening, as well as inflammation and scarring throughout the body’s systems. […]

Complexities of Getting Disability Benefits with CRPS

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that can severely impact one’s ability to work and perform daily activities. In our last article on CRPS, we answered the question “Can You Get Disability Benefits for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?” with a “yes”. We reviewed the basics of CRPS and how CRPS can qualify for […]

Denied Disability: How to Appeal

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 (SSA) only approves benefits for about 21% of initial applications. […]

Disability Benefits and Ménière’s Disease

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.

2023 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Exceptions & Income Limits

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 for 2023. The SGA limit for 2023 for those who […]

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

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. Less than 5% of lawyers in a state receive the […]