Federal Court Review: The Final Appeal for Disability Benefits

March 2, 2023
Federal Court: The final Disability Appeal with Disability Attorney Matthew Shupe of Balin Law

Matthew Shupe is the Managing Attorney of our Appellate Advocacy Group at Balin Law. Having fought and won many cases at the federal level, Matt joins us to explain more about the Federal Review process.

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Denied Disability: How to Appeal

February 27, 2023

We know how crushing it can be when you get that letter. The sad truth is that most people who apply for Social Security Disability will get a “Notice of Disapproved claim,” like the one shown here. You are not alone! In fact, the Social Security…

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Top Ways to Improve Your Chances of Getting Disability Benefits

March 14, 2019

Learn how you can improve your chances of winning your Social Security disability case. Been denied? Learn the top ways to improve your chances of being approved.

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Balin Law on Legal Lines Radio Discussing Social Security Disability Changes

May 1, 2018

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…

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What To Do If Denied Social Security Disability

March 29, 2018

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…

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How Should I Answer Questions During a Hearing with an ALJ?

May 18, 2015

We recently wrote about the importance of preparing for your first hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). Preparing your answers to the ALJ’s questions is only half the battle; answering truthfully is the important part. The Social Security Administration does a nice job detailing the…

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How to Prepare for Your Hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

March 13, 2015

We know the disability claims process can be stressful not just for claimants, but every friend and family member involved in the proceedings. At Balin Law, we’re more than just your attorneys; we’re your partners, and we understand preparation is crucial in ensuring a claimant has…

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Why disability claims can be denied despite strong supporting medical evidence

March 6, 2015

A denied disability claim is always disappointing, but through various appeals, some of these decisions can be – and have been, for some Balin Law clients – overturned. In many hearings, medical evidence and vocational expert opinions play an important role. How could the…

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Victories for Fibromyalgia Disability Claims in Federal Appeals

February 20, 2015

Updated 3/27/2023 Obtaining disability benefits for clients suffering from fibromyalgia can be challenging.  Proving such a case can be difficult for some disability attorneys to tackle.  The challenge of fighting for clients with fibromyalgia has never deterred Balin Law attorneys. This was made clear…

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What To Expect at a Disability Hearing

September 18, 2012

For most people, the most nerve-wracking part of a disability claim is going to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). It is a wide misconception that the hearing will proceed as seen on TV, with a crowd of people watching…

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