Disability Law Blog

Disability Benefits for Thrombotic Disorders – CVI, DVT, and PE

May 29, 2024

Thrombotic disorders like DVT, PE, and CVcan significantly impact your life and your ability to work. Principal Attorney Paulette Balin reviews the requirements for Social Security Disability for thrombotic disorders such as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

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Balin Law Attorneys Recognized by Peers, Named as “Super Lawyers”

February 15, 2024
Congratulations to our 2024 Super Lawyers, Paulette Balin, 4th consecutive year, and Matthew Shupe, 10th consecutive year Rising Star

We are thrilled to share that Balin Law’s attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers again for 2024. Balin Law’s founder, Attorney Paulette Balin has been rated by Super Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year, and Managing Appellate Attorney Matthew Shupe has made the Rising Stars list for an impressive 10th year in a row!
This recognition is a testament to their unwavering dedication to their clients and their commitment to providing them with the best legal advocacy possible.

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2024

January 1, 2024
3.2% Increase for SSD and SSI for 2024

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced an 3.2% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2024. Here are exact dollar amounts and examples of what you can expect.

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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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