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Tips For Interacting With People With Disabilities

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

According to the National Organization on Disability (AOD), more than 54 million Americans have a disability. It is not uncommon to feel a bit uncertain when interacting with someone who has a physical, intellectual, or sensory disability. Interacting with someone with a disability should be no different than any other social interaction. Be respectful and treat others the way you would like to be treated. If you’re not familiar with a given disability, you might fear that you may say or do something that could be offensive. As your Social […]

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3 Social Security Disability Myths

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, June 19, 2017.

As a Social Security Lawyer in Aurora For more than 50 years, we have heard several myths surrounding the Social Security disability program. We have dedicated our careers to helping clients successfully navigate the complex rules, bureaucracy, and procedures of the SSA. Our dedication to a single legal practice area has allowed our team to develop an unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience that truly benefits our clients. We believe it is very important for our clients to know the real facts about the disability program in order to understand […]

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Disability Benefits For Alzheimer’s Disease

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, May 22, 2017.

June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disease that results in progressive cognitive decline. Short-term memory loss is the first symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, which becomes more severe as the disease worsens. Alzheimer’s disease affects all aspects of a person’s life such as problem-solving, speech, recognition abilities, and behavior. At the late stages of Alzheimer’s symptoms may include the inability to walk, feed oneself, and recognize family members. Depending on the stage of the disease, an individual can be awarded Social Security disability or […]

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Qualifying For Social Security Disability Benefits In Waukegan

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

There are two programs available to those that have either a physical or mental disability; Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To qualify for benefits the claimant must:

Provide medical and vocational evidence supporting the contention that work is not possible
A logical argument that is based on the laws, rules, and regulations as prescribed by the SSA

There exists what the SSA call the “Blue Book.” This is a list of medical conditions along with the criteria that must be met before approval for Social Security disability benefits in […]

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Representing Yourself vs. Hiring An Attorney

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

It is estimated that a full 25 percent of those that are currently twenty years old will at some time between now and retirement suffer from a disability. With numbers like this, it is easy to see why since 2006 the Social Security Administration has received over 2 million applications each year.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being disabled, you may be wondering if you should represent yourself or whether you would be better off to hire a Des Plaines disability attorney to handle your case. Before […]

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When Family Members Are Eligible For Benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, February 20, 2017.

A very important aspect of Social Security disability benefits is payment to family members. As an Aurora disability lawyer, we think that is very important that those applying for disability benefits understand this aspect of benefits. A family member is eligible for a monthly benefit that is up to 50 percent of the worker’s disability payment. There is a limit to the amount of money that can be paid to a family on one Social Security record. The maximum is between 150 and 180 percent of the primary worker’s disability […]

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How Will The SSA Determine If I Am Disabled?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Are you applying for Social Security disability benefits? As a Social Security Lawyer in Aurora, we find that claimants are often confused by who determines whether the claimant is disabled or not. It may seem like an obvious question (“who determines if I’m  disabled?”), however, upon further exploration of a disability case, it can become more complicated. Your doctor, social worker, or work supervisor can not simply determine that you are disabled.

How Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

In order to qualify for SSD benefits, you must meet […]

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What Are The Qualifications For Disability Benefits in Rockford?

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

Social Security disability benefits are often available to Rockford residents that have paid into the Social Security program and are suffering from medical problems that prevent them from working. However, it is not that simple, in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits you need to meet the Social Security administration’s definition of total disability. To meet the definition of disability you must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) because of medically determinable or physical mental impairments.

You must demonstrate the following to show the […]

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3 Social Security Disability Facts You Should Know

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General, SSD on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Social Security disability benefits is a complex program. It is not uncommon for those applying for social security disability benefits to be ill-informed of how the program works. As an Aurora disability lawyer, we find that those who are denied disability benefits can sometimes be lacking proper knowledge of the program and its complexities. Our first step at The Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown, is to make sure that our clients applying for benefits understand Social Security disability benefits before we move into the details of their claim.

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Have You Checked Your Social Security Statement?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General, SSA on Monday, October 17, 2016.

Your annual Social Security statement contains everything you need to know about the benefits that you may receive. If you are not sure of what all the entries mean our team is happy to explain some of the key points. Obtain a copy of your statement and we will walk you through some of the more important sections of the form.

Earnings record: This is the record of your taxed Social Security earnings, in other words this is the amount of your total income that is subject to payroll tax. The […]

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