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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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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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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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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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Is It Wise To Hire A Social Security Lawyer?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD, SSI, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Unfortunately, the greatest majority of claims for Social Security disability benefits are denied at the initial application stage as well as when the application is returned for reconsideration. As a result a claimant can expect to attend a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. If the claimant did not engage a Social Security lawyer in Waukegan to assist with the application, he or she should give serious consideration to hiring an attorney at this stage. Although no lawyer can guarantee that they will win the case on behalf […]

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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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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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