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

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.
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 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.
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.
What Is a Technical Denial in a Disability Case?
A technical denial of Social Security Disability benefits occurs when an applicant does not meet the legal or financial requirements of SSDI or SSI. Almost half of SSDI applicants and a quarter of SSI applicants receive technical denials.
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.
Disability Benefits for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Once you are diagnosed with ALS, you automatically qualify for disability benefits.
Filing for Social Security Disability in Montana
If you live in Montana and can’t 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 Louisiana
If you live in Louisiana and can’t work for at least a year due to illness or injury, you could be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Filing for Social Security or SSI Disability in Michigan
If you live in Michigan and are unable to work due to illness or injury for at least a one-year period, you could be eligible for SSDI or SSI.
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You could be eligible for up to $3,345 per month In SSDI Benefits