Alison Barjaktarovich

Paralegal and Research Analyst

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 as 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.

Articles By Alison Barjaktarovich

Disability Benefits for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Once you are diagnosed with ALS, you automatically qualify for disability benefits.
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.
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 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.
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 Washington
In Washington, the approvals rates for Social Security disability claims are a bit higher than the national average.
The "Worn-Out Worker" Rule in Social Security Disability Claims
The worn-out worker rule makes it easier for those who've done many years of hard labor to get disability benefits.
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.