Questions About Getting Started with Disability

July 13, 2023
Social Security Disability Questions

Answers to common questions about eligibility to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Early Retirement considerations.

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NEW: COVID-19 Financial Assistance Exclusions for SSI Eligibility & Recipients

August 16, 2021

Under COVID-19, the Social Security Administration announced an Emergency Measure for SSI recipients. Learn more about the COVID-19 financial assistance exclusions for SSI eligibility and recipients.

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What is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

February 6, 2019

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…

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Explained: The Difference Between Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Benefits

March 24, 2016

What is the difference between SSD and SSI? Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSD”) are based upon an individual’s work record. A “quarter of coverage” is the basic unit of Social Security coverage used in determining a worker’s insured status. As an individual works…

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What is a consultative exam and why does Social Security want one?

March 27, 2015

Occasionally, Social Security may determine the evidence provided by a claimant’s medial sources is inadequate to rule whether a disability claim is valid or not. In these situations, additional medical information may be sought by reaching out to the treating source for additional information or…

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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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New Day Cleveland interviews Balin Law owner Paulette F. Balin

September 22, 2014

Balin Law owner Paulette F. Balin breaks down the basics of Social Security Disability on Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland.

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