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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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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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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 Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, is to make sure that our clients applying for benefits understand Social Security disability benefits before we move into the details of their […]

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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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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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Welcome to our Chicago Social Security Disability blog

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in General on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

When you are unable to work because of an illness or injury and must depend on Social Security benefits for income, an experienced lawyer can be of great assistance and can protect your rights. Illinois’ legal system can be confusing and intimidating, with a unique set of rules and a language of its own. An attorney who understands the law and the process can help you evaluate your options and make the right decisions.

At Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., we assist clients throughout the greater Chicago area […]

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