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Can You Get SSD For Cervical Cancer?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Cervical cancer is one of the many forms of cancer that may cause severely disabling symptoms or require treatment that can lead to disabling conditions.Cervical cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide. Those who are under the age of 50 are most at risk. If you suffer from cervical cancer you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits if your symptoms result in an inability to perform substantial gainful activity. The month of January has been dedicated to “Cervical Health Awareness Month” in an effort to spread […]

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3 SSD Tips For 2018

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

Often, when people think of Social Security they think of retirement benefits. What some people don’t know is that the Social Security Administration also operates other programs that are essential to other Americans. The Social Security disability program is a lifesaver for those who have become disabled and are in financial need, however, qualifying for these benefits can be challenging. As you disability attorney in Waukegan, we are sharing helpful tips for applying for disability benefits in 2018.

Don’t Wait To File

Regardless of what anyone tells you, don’t wait to apply […]

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The Complex HIV/AIDS Listing For SSD

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, November 27, 2017.

HIV is a virus that can cause progressive failure of your immune system. Life-threatening infections and cancer can occur when the immune system fails. Unfortunately, in almost all cases, HIV will develop into autoimmune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The progression from HIV to AIDS takes generally about 10 years. As the immune system declines, more serious symptoms will arise. In the first two stages of HIV, however, there are usually few symptoms that would rise to the level of affecting your ability to work for any amount of time. Likewise, applying […]

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Obesity Itself Does Not Qualify For SSD Benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Did you know that millions of Americans have a BMI (body-mass-index) of at least 30? This means they are considered to be obese. More than 35% of the nation’s adults fall into this category. These statistics not only point out a major health problem in America, but has also become a battleground for disability claims. In fact, one of the biggest employment issues surrounding obesity concerns the Social Security Disability program. As your Chicago disability lawyers, we are sharing the facts about qualifying for disability benefits with obesity.

Obesity No Longer […]

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What You Need To Know About Appealing

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Did you know that over 50% of Social Security disability applicants are denied at the initial stage and about 75% of all claims are rejected? Simple errors on the application or medical records are often the reason for an application to be rejected. The biggest error of all, however, is the failure to appeal on time! As your Social Security disability Lawyer in Lake County, we are sharing important information that you should know about appealing a disability claim.

Do Not Give Up

A lot of claims are denied because the […]

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Social Security Celebrates 82nd Birthday

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Friday, August 25, 2017.

It has been 82 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. Social Security has become one of our nation’s greatest social and economic achievements. Today, the Social Security program provides nearly every American with old age, life, and disability insurance. Critical protection is able to be given to working class people who have retired or are in need of vital financial support due to a disability or death of the family breadwinner. As your disability attorney in Waukegan, we have seen how the Social […]

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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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