Disability Law Blog

2023 Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Exceptions & Income Limits

December 15, 2022

Originally posted on October 22, 2019. Updated December 15, 2022. Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Limit for 2023 The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit for 2023 is $1,470 per month. This is up from the 2022 limit of $1,350, as Social Security implemented a 8.7% cost-of-living increase…

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Peers Rate Balin Law Attorneys as “Super Lawyers” a 3rd Consecutive Year

December 8, 2022
Attorneys Balin and Shup named Super Lawyers for 2023

For the 3rd year in a row, Balin Law’s principal attorney Paulette Balin and appellate attorney Matthew Shupe have both been peer-nominated and selected as “Super Lawyers”. Super Lawyers is a rating service for lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.…

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2023

November 27, 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced an 8.7% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2023. Here are exact dollar amounts and examples of what you can expect.

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Veterans Day Celebration and Resource Fair – Downtown Cleveland, November 11, 2022

November 10, 2022

Balin Law will be at the Veterans Day Celebration and Resource Fair on November 11, 2022 in Cleveland

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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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An Interview with Paulette F. Balin

September 22, 2022

September 22nd is American Business Women’s Day: a day to recognize the accomplishments, contributions and achievements of American businesswomen, often in the face of limited structural opportunities in past decades. Today, we would like to recognize Balin Law’s founder and principal attorney, Paulette Balin. Paulette…

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New Office in Columbus, Ohio; Appellate Attorney Matthew Shupe Takes Committee Assignment with U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

August 23, 2022

Balin Law announces the opening of a Columbus, Ohio office, as attorney Shupe accepts Committee assignment for U.S. District Court in Columbus.

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Balin Law Expands Disability Practice: Names Melissa Yasinow as Managing Attorney, Education & Title IX Group

August 8, 2022

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.

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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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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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