Balin Law happily announces that Melissa Yasinow has joined the firm as its Managing Attorney for the Education & Title IX Group. Melissa brings over a decade of litigation experience to Balin Law. Melissa has significant experience defending students at high schools, colleges, and universities in Title IX cases and in student misconduct, professionalism, and academic integrity proceedings. Melissa is particularly proud of her work defending students with disorders including Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Disability Benefits After a Stroke
Attorney Chad Delesk of Balin Law explains Social Security’s rules for Disability Benefits after suffering a stroke.
How to Fill Out the SSA Function Report – Part 2
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.
Disability Benefits for Long COVID
If you are no longer able to work because of Long COVID symptoms, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability Benefits.
Social Security Scams; What you should know
People who are aware of scams are less likely to be scammed, so it’s important that you know what kind of scams are out there. Share this information with others and especially people you know whom may be more susceptible. The AARP refers to social security numbers as “the skeleton key to identity theft“. Social Security […]
Why Is My Disability Claim Taking So Long? The Levels of Adjudication Explained
Why does it take so long for the Social Security Administration to make a decision on my disability claim? Learn the reasons here.
What is the 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.
Can I Apply for Disability and Early Retirement at the Same Time?
Can I apply for Social Security disability and early retirement at the same time? Should I? Balin Law lays out the pros and cons.
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.