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
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.
Once you are diagnosed with ALS, you automatically qualify for disability benefits.
In Washington, the approvals rates for Social Security disability claims are a bit higher than the national average.
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.
The State of Illinois adds money to the federal SSI disability payment; the amount depends on the recipient's expenses.
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.
Getting Social Security Disability benefits based on chronic migraines is difficult but not impossible.
Whether marriage affects your disability benefits depends on whether you're collecting Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits or SSI benefits.
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.
Social Security counts free food and shelter as income, which can affect your SSI disability payment.