Disability Law Blog

Balin Law 40th Anniversary: Serving the Disabled Since 1980

September 14, 2020

Balin Law celebrates 40 years in serving the disabled. Paulette Balin shares what she is most grateful for. Watch the short video.

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How Can Balin Law Help You Win Your Disability Case?

August 2, 2020

Did you know that hiring a Social Security disability lawyer can help improve your chances of winning? Balin Law attorney Matthew Shupe offers Social Security disability claimants some top ways to increase chances of winning a disability claim or overturning a denial on appeal.

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Ohio Cuts Medicaid by $210M: Options for Uninsured or Underinsured

June 29, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio would be cutting Medicaid by $210M. Learn how this cut will impact Social Security and SSI claimants and what the options are.

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Civil Rights and Injustice this Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

We at Balin Law are taking a moment to consider civil rights and injustice this Juneteenth.    The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd were unjust and unlawful. Their deaths were needless and preventable. These individuals are only the most recent examples of African-Americans being battered by a legal…

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SSA Removes “Inability to Communicate in English” as Vocational Factor

February 26, 2020

Starting April 27, 2020 SSA will no longer consider whether a person is able to communicate in English when evaluating disability benefits application. Learn how this impacts certain claimants filing for disability benefits.

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Continuous Medical Treatment – The “Meat” of your Social Security Disability Claim

February 10, 2020

For Social Security to consider you “disabled” enough to approve your claim for Disability benefits, there are 2 requirements: How do I prove to Social Security that I am Disabled? Disability is proven through your medical records. It can’t be just one or two doctors…

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2021 Raises: SGA, SSI and Trial Work Period Limits

January 17, 2020

Paulette Balin explains some important information and updates happening in the Social Security world. Learn more about the 2020 SGA and SSI increases along with trial work period income limits.

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Judges Must Take Judicial Notice of All Forms of Reliable Job Data

November 25, 2019

Judges must now take judicial notice of all forms of reliable job data by the government. Learn how this can help disability claimants and how it affects them.

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Neuropsychological Testing and Social Security Disability Benefits

November 11, 2019

What is Neuropsychological Testing? Learn more about Neuropsychological Testing and how it affects Social Security disability claimants.

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Centralized Scheduling: A New Way Social Security is Scheduling Hearings

October 31, 2019

The Social Security Administration announced a new scheduling method for disability claimants. Chad Delesk explains this centralized scheduling unit here.

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