Posts Tagged Supplemental Security Income

Total disability does not have to mean total loss of finances

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Whether you became disabled because of a serious injury or illness or have lived with the impairment since birth, chances are you have thought about, at some point in your life, how it can affect your finances. This is especially true if you are totally disabled and unable to work.

How will you support yourself and pay for day to day expenses? Will you have enough money to cover the cost of medical care? Will you have to rely on someone financially for the rest of your life? These are the […]

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How a house fire cost a person their Supplemental Security Income

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSI on Friday, November 22, 2013.

While the possibility of a person losing their home to an explosion, fire, natural disaster or other accident is rather remote, people understandably don’t want to take any chances and will therefore go to great lengths to ensure that they have a sound homeowners’ insurance policy to protect them.

However, what if the unimaginable happens and a person loses their home? Can the insurance proceeds secured for the loss of the home potentially comprise their ability to secure much-needed Supplemental Security Income?

As it turns out, the answer may be […]

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What is Supplemental Security Income?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSI on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

If you’re like a lot of our readers, then you’ve probably wondered what Supplemental Security Income is and who can apply for such benefits. Whether your questions about SSI came up because you heard it mentioned by someone else or are currently applying for disability benefits yourself, knowing what SSI is and how it can help you may be the best way of determining whether you should apply for it down the road.

First, let’s look at what SSI is. It’s a program run by the Social Security Administration […]

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What affect is the sequester having on SSD and SSI benefits?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Friday, March 22, 2013.

In the weeks leading up to March, people across the nation were introduced to a term they had probably never heard before: sequester. Although it carried little meaning for a majority of people, including many here in Illinois, there was still an air of fear about it; it sounded ominous and whatever it was, it was not something the United States wanted to happen.

Now, with the sequester in full swing, people are beginning to see that it is a round of budget cuts designed to curb government spending in hopes […]

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How are people reacting to the new direct deposit system?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

From Social Security to Supplemental Security Income, just about everyone across the nation, including here in Illinois, are well aware of the Social Security Administration’s switch to direct deposit for just about every type of benefit. But while there are still some concerns over whether the switch will work as well as planned, the overall reception has been mostly positive from beneficiaries across the nation.

Many people receiving benefit checks by mail have been mostly concerned that there would be small hiccups in the system that could make their funds difficult […]

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Parents in Illinois ask: can disabled children qualify for benefits?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, January 11, 2013.

As readers of our blog may already be aware, it’s common knowledge that the Social Security Administration covers adults with disabilities and provides benefits to people who may be experiencing financial difficulties because of their disability.

But some parents in Illinois have asked a rather good question that we hope we can answer for them. The question revolves around children with disabilities and whether they can qualify for benefits from the Social Security Administration.

The answer is undoubtedly yes. There are currently two Social Security disability programs that provide benefits […]

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Non-citizens eligible for SSI benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSI on Friday, January 4, 2013.

Despite the fact that the2012 presidential election is long behind us, many people in the United States-including some here in Illinois-are still feeling the effects of the contentions between political parties and their views on immigrant rights in America.

But political allegiances aside, the Social Security Administration wants to stress that many immigrants-including some non-citizens as well-have the right to apply for benefits in the event that they become disabled or can no longer work.

Like with a majority of SSA application processes, aliens applying for Supplemental Security Income must […]

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Social Security Administration announces that benefits will increase in 2013

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSI on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

In the wake of the recession, many families struggled to keep up with rising costs and shrinking pocket books. For those who were receiving Social Security benefits at the time, any additional income was certainly welcomed though it was few and far between.

But just last month, people receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income received the good news that they had been waiting to hear for several years now. According to an announcement made by the Social Security Administration, people receiving benefits from these two programs-nearly 62 million Americans at […]

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SSA attempts to save money by cutting office hours

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

According to the Social Security Administration, they requested from the government roughly $11.76 billion for administrative expenses for the fiscal year that began in October. Instead, Congress cut the budget by almost $400 million leaving the administration in a rather difficult situation.

Despite the recent go ahead from the government to approve more applications this year, claims are still mounting. Workers are constantly working overtime to keep up with the public demand which is costing the administration more money than they anticipated.

In an announcement made this week, the Social […]

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When can people apply for SSI?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSI on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

A lot of people don’t know when they can apply, or whether they would be eligible for, Social Security disability benefits. Many are also unsure whether they could receive Supplemental Security Income benefits, and what the differences are between all of these kinds of benefits.

Both programs require that an applicant prove that a medical impairment prevents them from obtaining gainful employment for a period that lasted a year, or is expected to last that long. With disability benefits, it does not particularly matter whether the person is rich […]

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