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SSA proposal would mean real changes for disability appeals

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, March 7, 2014.

If a person’s application for Social Security Disability benefits is initially denied by the state agency tasked with making such decisions (i.e., the Illinois Department of Human Services), they still have several options available. First, they can reapply with the state agency and, if that fails to produce the desired result, they may request a hearing before a Social Security judge.

Once the applicant’s case reaches this level, the Social Security judge will proceed to “develop the record,” meaning they gather and review medical evidence to determine whether SSD […]

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Illinois representative suggests legislation to cut government spending

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Friday, February 8, 2013.

“Instead of balancing the federal budget on the backs of Illinois middle class families, seniors and veterans, we can start by reducing duplicative services and rooting out waste in government,” explains Rep. Cheri Bustos whose new piece of legislation is aimed at implementing budget cuts by reducing “wasteful” government spending.

Although her bill mostly focuses on protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security, one can’t help but see the benefits that additional funding could do for programs such as Social Security Disability as well. And with Social Security funding […]

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Illinois Social Security Disability Ranks High

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Thursday, December 22, 2011.

Some citizens from Illinois rely primarily on Social Security benefits. The number of people relying on Social Security Disability benefits across the nation is at an average of 16. 7 percent, according to public record. West-central Illinois residents receive a higher percentage than the rest of the state and the nation, averaging 20 percent.

This is the time of year where many recipients of Social Security Disability benefits have additional worries about their financial situation. Congress is warming up to consider making cuts during a time of […]

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Disability Benefits Recipients May Need Extra Help

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

For many people living in Illinois, their Social Security disability allowance is all that keeps them alive. Many times these benefits are used for basic necessities, such as rent, food and heating bills. Many of those living on SSDI benefits are doing so because a serious illness or injury didn’t allow them to continue working. What income they have often comes from their benefits. If a disabled person also has a family to support, the pantry can run dry even faster.

Many of those receiving disability benefits […]

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Veterans May Also be Eligible for Disability Benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Saturday, November 26, 2011.

In Illinois and across the country, Veterans Day is a day for Americans to rally together and honor American servicemen and servicewoman. Like most Americans, veterans are entitled to Social Security benefits when they reach retirement, but some veterans will need assistance before they reach retirement if they find themselves injured and unable to work. For those veterans, Social Security disability benefits may be an option.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can seem like a difficult process, but an attorney experienced in SSDI and […]

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Proposed Social Security Act Budget Cuts Could Threaten Service

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

The Social Security employees at the Freeport, Illinois office are making their voices heard. Two at a time, they picketed on the corner outside their local Social Security Administration office, handing out information to people passing by to gain support against cuts proposed by Congress to the Social Security Act budget for 2012. The hope is that people will contact members of Congress and make them aware of the importance of the agency and the work it does.

Their small rally was […]

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