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    The Liner Legal Difference

    Liner Legal is more than just a law firm. We are an army of Disability Warriors ready to charge onto the battlefield and fight for your benefits. Our team of experienced attorneys and staff has been built specifically around the idea that a successful outcome begins and ends with the competency of the professionals working on the case.When Liner Legal takes up your case, you become more than just our client; you become a part of our family. And we always look after our family. As disability lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding areas, we pledge to help our clients face the daily challenges brought on by the inability to work and do everything possible to help restore normalcy in their lives. With us, you are a client for life.

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      Why People Choose Us

      Based on our knowledge, experience, and evaluation of the evidence, we will advise you on the best way to proceed with your claim. You will always know our opinion about the options available. You can trust our honesty and integrity to help you through this process. Other attorneys and even some Social Security Administration employees refer their own friends and family to our law firm, confident that our extraordinary team of professionals will handle their claims. We are trusted by many community health organizations in Northeast Ohio that have chosen us to be a “preferred provider” of disability-related services.







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      Disability Benefit FAQ’s

      Are food stamps included as earnings in my disability benefits?
      The answer to this questions depends on the type of benefit you are applying for. In most cases, food stamps are not considered earnings that go towards SGA (substantial gainful activity). However, if you are applying for SSI, which is a needs-based program, Social Security may reduce the amount of benefits you will receive. For more information on this topic, watch this video with Michael Liner by clicking here. 

      There are no specific laws that require your payments to be lowered for rent, a mortgage, car note, and more while applying for or receiving disability benefits. However, at Liner Legal, we understand that while applying for or receiving benefits, your income is not the same as it was before you were disabled. That is why we hired our Client Concierge, Jordyn Paratore. She works with you to help in any way she can. To contact the office and speak to Jordyn, click here. To watch a full explanation of this question with Michael Liner, click here

      Many people are experiencing “long haul” symptoms of COVID-19. While they have recovered COVID-19, symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and headaches are persisting. While disability benefits are not being granted specifically for COVID-19, we do have clients applying for disability benefits for their long-haul symptoms. For more information on this from Michael Liner, watch the video by clicking here.  

      For a full breakdown of Physical Conditions that may allow you to receive disability benefits, click here. For more information on Physiological Conditions that may allow you to receive disability benefits, click here

      At Liner Legal, we understand that oftentimes, a caregiver in a home is not able to work. Currently, the SSA doesn’t offer caregivers specific disability benefits. However, our team at Liner Legal will be able to help you work with local programs that may be able to offer assistance. For more information on this topic, watch the video here

      The key to winning a disability case is not your word, promising that you have a disability. As your disability warriors, we have to prove you have a disability. Our lawyers have found that the key  to win your disability case lies in the medical records. Having thorough, clear, concise medical records documenting when your disability began and the treatment for the disability allows us to show your disability to a judge. For more information on the key to winning your disability case, watch the video here

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      The Liner Legal App is now available!

      We are so excited to announce we have added the Liner Legal app for your smartphone, as well as your tablet.

      To download the Liner Legal app, simply text “SSD” to 36260, and you will instantly receive a link to add the app to the home screen of your smartphone or tablet.

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      Meet Our Team

      Michael Liner
      Andrew November
      Elizabeth C. Leffel
      Debra Shifrin