Posts Tagged Social Security

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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Violation of disabled parent’s rights getting media attention

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, November 30, 2012.

According to a new report released by the National Council on Disability, disabled parents across the nation have had their children taken away from them by social services because of their disabilities. To many child-welfare experts, they are simply trying to keep the child’s best interests in mind. People in the disability-rights community however say that this could be interpreted as a form of discrimination if the issue is not addressed soon by legislatures across the nation.

“Parents with disabilities continue to be the only distinct community that has to fight […]

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Commissioner of Social Security receives 2012 President’s Award

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, November 16, 2012.

Since the start of his career in February 2007, Michael J. Astrue has made it his main goal in life to help people with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Throughout his tenure, he has made it a point to change the perception that some people have about the Social Security disability system and the people who are currently receiving benefits. In commemoration of his five years of service, the charitable organization known as The Arc presented him with the 2012 President’s Award which honors those people whose work […]

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Social Security disability: a tough road ahead for IL and nation

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Social Security is a subject of increased discussion in Illinois and across the country. Many relying on Social Security are concerned about the future of the program. Funding is the looming issue.

As the presidential election draws near, neither political party wants to tackle this issue, especially as it relates to the portion covering Social Security disability insurance. Funding is deteriorating quickly. But an issue of such importance simply cannot be ignored.

Experts stress that this issue will have to be addressed within the next presidential term. Congress must work […]

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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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Social Security Reform Needed for Minorities, Report Says

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, November 7, 2011.

As the countries demographics continue to change, some believe changes to the current Social Security system will be necessary. A new report issued by the Commission to Modernize Social Security may pave the way for these changes.

The recently released report is based on U.S. Census data indicating that in the coming decades the American population for the first time in history may become a majority-minority nation, meaning the majority of the population will be comprised of minority groups. As a result, the group says adjustments are […]

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Illinois AARP Director: Don’t Change Social Security Act

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Friday, October 28, 2011.

Illinois residents struggling to receive their Social Security benefits will have a tougher time of it if Congress follows through on a proposed laundry list of government budget cuts. Bob Gallo, the Illinois State Director for the AARP recently wrote an Op-Ed piece in which he advised Congress to leave cuts to the Social Security program out of its plans to reduce the federal deficit. He notes that changes to the Social Security Act would negatively impact millions of Americans and argues any […]

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SSI Recipients Eligible for Wireless Access Program

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSI on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

Supplemental Security Income recipients may be eligible for additional assistance through a recently-established program. Illinois residents may be interested to learn about a group called Keeping Americans Connected to Opportunity (KACO). According to recent news report, growing numbers of low-income individuals are joining the group, which campaigns for the support of the federal wireless Lifeline program. The Lifeline program may prove an additional benefit for recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as well as others who fall into the low income demographic.

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