Disabling Medical Conditions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a listing of medical conditions and the specific requirements for each to qualify an individual for Disability Benefits. The SSA’s listing of impairments, aka the Bluebook, can be overwhelming because it was not written for the average person. Rather, it was written as a guide for doctors and medical professionals on the specific medical criteria they need to provide for patients who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits.

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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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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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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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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The Importance of Good Communication with Your Medical Providers

October 31, 2022

Strengthening your disability case includes effective and consistent communications with your medical providers, and thorough documentation of it!

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Disability Benefits After a Stroke

August 3, 2022
Disability Benefits after a Stroke, with Disability Attorney Chad Delesk

Attorney Chad Delesk of Balin Law explains Social Security’s rules for Disability Benefits after suffering a stroke.

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Disability Benefits for Long COVID

June 24, 2022
Disability Benefits and Long Covid with Disability Attorney Melissa Yasinow

If you are no longer able to work because of Long COVID symptoms, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability Benefits.

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COVID Long Haulers May Qualify for Disability Protections and Social Security Benefits

September 14, 2021
Covid-19 Long Haulers

In honor of the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), the Biden Administration announced increased support for COVID Long Haulers who struggle with the lingering effects of COVID-19. As part of this support, the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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The New Wave of Disability: COVID-19 Long Haulers

August 2, 2021

If you are experiencing COVID-19 Long Hauler symptoms, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability and/or Long-Term Disability benefits. Learn more about Long Hauler symptoms and your options here.

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