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The fate of disability benefits rides on Obama’s new budget idea

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, April 12, 2013.

Funding for Social Security Disability is going to run out by 2016. Or at least that’s what the so-called experts are saying. We’ve seen the headlines on news sources across the web with no for-certain validation from the federal government.

What we do know from the Social Security Administration is that disability claims have been on a steady increase since 2003 and skyrocketed when the recession cost millions of Americans their jobs nationwide. So what is the plan then to make sure that the more than 8.8 million people on

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How do I know if my mental impairment qualifies for SSD benefits?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, March 1, 2013.

We see this question come up time and time again from clients wondering if they are eligible for valuable disability benefits from the federal government. Because the Social Security system is so complex, the process can often times be frustrating-even for the most seasoned of people.

To see how Social Security determines whether a mental condition qualifies for benefits, we will use the example of a fictitious couple named Jack and Jill. Hopefully, they can clear up some confusion and help people who have similar situations.

Let’s start with Jack. […]

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