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

Filing for Disability in Ohio | SSDI and SSI
To supplement SSI, Ohio pays additional money (RSS) to disabled people who live in community or group homes or residential care facilities.
Getting Disability for Raynaud's Disease
If you have complications from Raynaud's that significantly limit your ability to function, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
Filing for Social Security Disability in Alaska
If you live in Alaska and are unable to work due to illness or injury for at least a one-year period, you could be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
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.
Filing for Social Security Disability in Wisconsin
If you live in Wisconsin and are unable to work for at least a year, you could be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
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.
How Often Will I Be Reviewed to Keep My Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration does not assume that you will be permanently disabled when you are granted disability benefits.
Can You Get Social Security 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 Washington
In Washington, the approvals rates for Social Security disability claims are a bit higher than the national average.
Continuing Disability Reviews
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required by law to periodically review the case of every person who is receiving disability benefits.