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Can An Attorney Help If You Were Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, August 19, 2016.

There is no specific requirement that you have a lawyer with you during your disability hearing, but the chances of success are far better if you do. It has been proven time after time that an applicant for disability benefits that is represented by an experienced Social Security attorney in Rockford is twice as likely to be granted approval vs. an applicant that does not have an attorney.

What is the disability hearing?

There are five possible stages when applying for disability benefits: in the likely event the initial application is denied […]

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Common Mistakes That Are Made After A Disability Application Was Denied

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

A successful application for Social Security disability benefits is far from being a give. As a matter of fact, about three quarters of all applications for either SSDI or SSI are rejected. Often times, when rejection occurs applicants have made errors that are detrimental to their case. The following are common mistakes we see often in applications for Social Security disability benefits:

Failure to pursue the claim: There are many applicants that simply fail to pursue their claim once their initial application is denied. Perhaps they are not aware that there […]

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What Happens Next If Your Application For Disability Benefits Is Denied?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

If your initial application for Social Security disability benefits is denied you are not alone. Of all the applicants that apply for Social Security disability benefits in Illinois, 65% of applicants are denied at the first level. There are numerous reasons for the denial, maybe your income is too high or perhaps the prognosis is that your disability will not last 12 months. However, do not give up if you are denied, you have the right to appeal. There are a number of levels of appeal. The appeals process is […]

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What Does A Social Security Lawyer Do?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Financial support for those who have reached retirement age as well as those who are physically or mentally disabled is provided by Social Security, a United States federal government program. Applying for and being approved for retirement benefits is straight forward as the government have all your FICA contributions on record, the same cannot be said for those who apply for disability benefits. Social Security lawyers in Chicago are those legal professionals that are often called upon to help those who have had their application denied.

For people who have […]

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What To Expect From A Social Security Law Firm

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Social Security in the US is a federal government program that has been designed to provide cash assistance to retirees as well as those who cannot earn a living as a result of a disability. A Social Security law firm in Wheaton deals with cases that fall into the second category; physical or mental disability. These lawyers are highly skilled, they are intimate with all the laws that pertain to disability and are available to help those making an application, although the majority of the time their services are […]

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What benefits do I have access to if I am disabled?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, August 29, 2014.

Living with a disability can sometimes be a challenge for many people. Depending on the severity of the condition, everyday tasks may be difficult or even impossible to perform without someone else’s help. Oftentimes, this leads to life-long care, which may come with a hefty price tag.

Thankfully, the United States government has programs in place that can help provide financial assistance to people with disabilities. While we have discussed these programs before, we realize that some of you may be new to our blog, which is why we wanted to […]

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Total disability does not have to mean total loss of finances

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Whether you became disabled because of a serious injury or illness or have lived with the impairment since birth, chances are you have thought about, at some point in your life, how it can affect your finances. This is especially true if you are totally disabled and unable to work.

How will you support yourself and pay for day to day expenses? Will you have enough money to cover the cost of medical care? Will you have to rely on someone financially for the rest of your life? These are the […]

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FCC rule will make 911 more accessible for the disabled

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

When there is an emergency, most people dial 911 without thinking. Oftentimes afterwards, they are glad that they did because this service sends responders to your location when you or someone else is in need of help.

But what is being pointed out by a new federal rule is the fact that people with disabilities may also require the help of emergency responders or may want to call for help on someone else’s behalf. With the current system though, this is particularly difficult for someone who is mute or […]

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What happens if I am disabled before the age of 22?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Whether you’re passed the age of retirement or barely out of high school, becoming disabled can have a huge impact on your life. It can also happen at any age too, which is problematic because this means that it may be difficult to plan for.

In this week’s blog post, we wanted to focus on people who become disabled before the age of 22. This is considered by some to be a critical age because a person may have only limited work experience at this time in their life. They may […]

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Despite promising data, Medicare trust still in trouble

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Because we have talked about it so many times before on this blog, many of our more frequent readers are quite aware of the trouble facing the Social Security Administration’s trust funds than other residents across Illinois. As some of you already know, the rise in the number of baby boomers who need Medicare assistance has created a vacuum, allowing funds to leave the trust faster than they are coming in.

Although initial estimates were incredibly bleak, only giving the trust a few more decades before it would become depleted of […]

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