Filing For Disability

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…

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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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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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How to Fill Out the SSA Function Report – Part 2

July 11, 2022

In Part 2 of our series the Function Report (Form SSA-3373) for Social Security Disability, attorney Matthew Shupe explains how to answer questions in part C & D with clarity and consistency, and provides example scenarios and sample answers.

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Why Is My Disability Claim Taking So Long? The Levels of Adjudication Explained

April 6, 2022

Why does it take so long for the Social Security Administration to make a decision on my disability claim? Learn the reasons here.

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What is the Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process?

March 22, 2022
Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process

Every disability (SSDI, SSI, LTD) claim must follow the 5 step sequential evaluation process to determine whether or not a claimant is disabled.

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Can I Apply for Disability and Early Retirement at the Same Time?

March 7, 2022
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Can I apply for Social Security disability and early retirement at the same time? Should I? Balin Law lays out the pros and cons.

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How to Fill Out the SSA Function Report

May 11, 2021

Matthew Shupe explains how to fill out the Adult SSA Function Report form (SSA-3373) to strengthen your disability case.

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How to Fill Out the Social Security Work History Report (SSA-3369-BK)

April 28, 2021

The Work History Report form is vital to your case. Learn how to properly fill out the Social Security Work History Report form (SSA-3369-BK) to strengthen your Social Security disability case.

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Disability Benefits for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Everything You Need to Know

February 22, 2021

Here’s everything you need to know about filing for disability benefits with trigeminal neuralgia (TN).

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