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Discord among SSD workers could have an effect on disability-claims

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

For months now, the Social Security Administration has gloated about the vast improvements that the agency has undergone over the course of the last few years. They’ve saved money by cutting office hours and switching to direct deposit. And by adding more illnesses and disabilities to the Compassionate Allowances list, they’ve also decreased the wait time for many applicants across the nation.

But despite this seemingly good news, there hides a surprising truth about the SSD system; a truth that could have a major effect on the number of […]

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Inmates Could Lose More Than Their Freedom

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Being an inmate brings many changes, the majority of which involve restrictions of some sort. The most devastating of these restrictions is likely that of an inmate’s freedom. In Illinois and elsewhere, this transition can be a challenge. Illinois residents concerned with this issue will therefore be interested to learn about a new potential restriction facing inmates: a federal program whereby individuals spending at least one month in jail who receive Social Security benefits would have their benefits suspended.

Recently, inmates in one county in North Carolina have begun […]

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Individuals Seeking Appeal from SSD Denials at Record High

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

An individual can apply for Social Security Disability when they have become unable to work whether it is due to illness or injury. In some instances, the Social Security Administration denies the applicant the benefits that they need. When this occurs, a person is not out of luck. They can appeal the decision.

In fact, the number of people denied disability benefits who filed for an appeal was at an all-time high in 2011. During the last twelve months, there were 859,514 appeals made to the hearing level. Out […]

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Getting Help When Applying for SSD Benefits

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

It can be overwhelming when a person suffers an injury or illness that prevents them from working. Often, the process to begin receiving Social Security disability benefits can be complicated, but there are places to turn for help.

Working with someone experienced in filing the necessary paperwork can not only help to speed up the process, but also allows an individual to focus on their own recovery. Mountains of paperwork can be overwhelming for anyone, but working with someone who is prepared for the vast […]

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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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Sisters to be Issued Social Security Cards After Over Twenty Years

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

Many Illinois residents depend on Social Security Disability Insurance and other benefits to survive, but imagine not having a Social Security number with which to claim any applicable benefits under the Social Security Act. This was the situation for two sisters from rural Kentucky. The two women lived for more than 20 years without Social Security numbers and will finally get government recognition after suing the government.

Under the agreement, the State Department will issue passport cards to the two women. The Social Security Administration will […]

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