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Even with Disability Benefits Woman Struggles to Survive

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Social Security Disability benefits are available to disabled individuals in every state, including Illinois. Without these benefits, many ill or injured individuals who are unable to work simply would not survive.

One woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, a heart murmur and COPD has found herself in a difficult situation. She receives Social Security disability benefits. To live, she must take high amounts of medication. She receives her health care from Medicaid. Treatment for multiple sclerosis alone costs $1,800 a month.

The woman had been living […]

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Those Diagnosed with Lupus Must Prove Symptoms to SSA

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

When someone in Chicago or elsewhere is suffering from an illness or injury that makes working difficult, it can be extremely frustrating. Some people expect that they will work for many more years when a disability prevents them from ever working again. Fortunately, those who find themselves unable to work may be able to collect Social Security disability benefits.

There are many diseases that automatically qualify an individual for disability benefits. However, people who suffer from other diseases, like lupus, may find it harder to prove to the Social Security Administration […]

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Man Admits to Stealing Thousands in Disability Benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

Millions of Americans receive financial support through Social Security disability benefits. The monthly payments often provide people living in Illinois with basic necessities. However, Social Security disability benefits don’t always go to the most deserving recipients.

Recently, a 46-year-old man pleaded guilty to theft and fraud for stealing close to $42,000 in disability benefits. Federal prosecutors say that the man claimed that an injury in 2002 prevented him from working. He continued to receive disability benefits through September 2010 even though he had returned to work in 2006.

The man […]

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Long Waiting Period for Those Applying for SSDI

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

Individuals who can no longer work because of an illness or injury often find Social Security disability benefits to be hugely beneficial. However, millions of Americans are waiting to be approved. According to one news source, there are currently 1.8 million pending claims. The millions who are waiting to be approved for Social Security disability benefits sometimes have to wait as many as 800 days.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13 percent of the 27 million Americans age 16 and older with disabilities are unemployed. […]

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Texas Alternative to SSDI Worth Noting for Illinois Residents

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, October 3, 2011.

When it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and serious injury, Illinois residents may want to take a look at what three counties in Texas are doing. For 30 years now, county workers have been using their own brand of Social Security, including SSDI. In addition to covering retirement, the plan also includes provisions for those suffering serious injury or illness.

According to recent reports, the county workers in these three Texas jurisdictions are able to retire with more money, as well as better death […]

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