What is the Appeals Council?

August 1, 2023

The Appeals Council: A Second Chance for Disability Claimants Posted on December 7, 2012 When a disability claimant goes before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at a hearing and subsequently receives an unfavorable decision, this does not necessarily mean this is the end of…

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Denied Social Security Disability Benefits? Appeal Today with Balin Law

May 26, 2023
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Appeals Denied Disability Benefits? Now what? Most people who apply for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) are denied the first time. The chances of getting approved for benefits improve for individuals who take the time to appeal a denial. *The…

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Diagnosed with a Disability but Denied Disability Benefits

November 28, 2018

Wendy knew she was disabled but was denied disability benefits. She could barely get out of bed and the thought of trying to file for disability benefits again, or make an appeal, made her even more exhausted. She knew she needed help and decided to call on Balin Law. Read Wendy’s story.

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Filing for Social Security Disability with Both Physical and Mental Impairments

November 23, 2018

Painful disc damage in her neck and back paired with debilitating PTSD, Charlene filed for SSDI. Like most, she was denied. She called Balin Law and recommends you do the same.
Here is her story.

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Denied Disability Benefits to Hiring a Law Firm and Winning

July 12, 2018

Laura was certain she’d win her disability case as her doctors said she couldn’t work. After being denied, she hired Balin Law and won. Read her story.

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Barbara C., Balin Law Client Testimonial

February 13, 2016

“I had a lot of physical pain and mental health issues due to anxiety and paranoia and had a difficult time speaking for myself. I’d been filing claims for 10 years with appeals with no luck until I hired Balin Law.”

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Federal Appeals Client Experience: Jason R.

January 8, 2016

“I was first denied in 2008 for Social Security disability and decided to contact Balin Law’s office. Balin Law started off with the Appeals process and it was initially denied. Balin Law believed in my case and directed me to file again in 2009,…

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Client Stories: Donna C.

June 8, 2015

Posted on June 8, 2015When Donna C. thought about filing for Social Security disability, the first law firm she went to refused to take her case, believing the case would be too difficult to win. Donna then sought out Balin Law, whose attorneys never…

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Client Stories: Bill T.

April 27, 2015

Posted on April 27, 2015When Balin Law client Bill T. first decided to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, he filed two claims and was turned down on both occasions. Despite Social Security’s denials, Bill said he knew he had a case and that…

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