Alison Barjaktarovich

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After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Cincinnati, Alison Barjaktarovich worked a paralegal for nearly ten years, mostly working in the field of Social Security disability. Working as a Social Security disability paralegal, Ms. Barjaktarovich was responsible for  drafting many pre-hearing briefs for disability applicants with an upcoming hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.   (Pre-hearing briefs are designed to give the judge an overview of the claim and the disability attorney's theory of disability.) Ms. Barjaktarovich now specializes in legal writing, particularly in the field of Social Security disability law. She is also a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem with Ohio’s CASA for Clermont Kids organization.

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Articles By Alison Barjaktarovich

How Often Will I Be Reviewed to Keep My Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not assume that you will be permanently disabled when you are granted Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
Disability Benefits for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Once you are diagnosed with ALS, you automatically qualify for disability benefits.
Filing for Disability in Washington
In Washington, the approvals rates for Social Security disability claims are a bit higher than the national average.
Can You Get Disability for Epilepsy?
Whether you'll get disability benefits for epilepsy depends on the types of seizures you have, their frequency, and how they disrupt your daily activities.
Filing for Disability in Illinois: Social Security and SSI
The State of Illinois adds money to the federal SSI disability payment; the amount depends on the recipient's expenses.
Filing for Disability in South Carolina
If you live in South Carolina and can’t work for at least a year due to a medical condition, you could be eligible to receive SSDI or SSI disability benefits.
Disability for Chronic Migraines: Benefits and Filing Information
Getting Social Security Disability benefits based on chronic migraines is difficult but not impossible.
Social Security Disability and Getting Married: Will I Lose Disability Benefits?
Whether marriage affects your disability benefits depends on whether you're collecting Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits or SSI benefits.
Continuing Disability Reviews
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required by law to periodically review the case of every person who is receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
How In-Kind Income and Support Affects Your SSI Disability Payment
Social Security counts free food and shelter as income, which can affect your SSI disability payment.

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