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2021 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Exceptions & Income Limits

  Paulette Balin, Principal Attorney at Balin Law, discusses the new 2021 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) income amounts along with SGA exceptions (Transcript updated with 2021 SGA Income Limits) Video Transcript –  Updated with 2021 SGA Limits Hi there, my name is Paulette Balin and I’m the principal at Balin Law. I am happy to […]

Can I Collect both Social Security and Workers’ Compensation?

Claimants often ask if they can collect Workers’ Comp and disability at the same time. The short answer is yes, but there are stipulations. Disability attorney, Chad Delesk explains what your options are. Video Transcript So you’ve been injured at work and you’ve applied for both Ohio Workers’ Compensation benefits and SSDI benefits. The common […]

What is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

SSDI vs SSI: What’s the Difference? What is the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? That’s a great question, and a question we receive often. SSDI and SSI are both federal programs that provide monetary payments to those that are eligible and meet the definition of “disabled.” Disability attorney, […]

The 2018 Government Shutdown Impact On Social Security Disability Claimants

As rumors circled about the government shutting down, many disability claimants began wondering how they might be impacted. Social Security disability claimants with cases pending in federal court received a lump of coal on the day after Christmas courtesy of the partial government shutdown. A shutdown-related lapse of funding for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for […]

Balin Law on Legal Lines Radio Discussing Social Security Disability Changes

Balin Law joins Robert Fertel on Legal Lines Radio discussing Social Security disability changes. The interview is with Principal attorney, Paulette Balin and disability lawyer, Matthew Shupe.  Some highlights of topics discussed during the interview are: Social Security disability standards (general requirements) Appealing Social Security disability cases Change of Mental Impairment listings for children and adults […]

What To Do If Denied Social Security Disability

If you receive a denial on your Social Security disability case or SSI claim, you aren’t alone. Navigating the Social Security disability process can be difficult and confusing. Many people start a new application, which starts the process all over again. But you actually will want to file an appeal. Disability lawyer and advocate, Matthew […]