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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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Mother appeals SSA decision to suspend SSI benefits for her and her children

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

A heart-wrenching story out of Florida reminds residents here in Illinois of how deeply mistakes made by the Social Security Administration can affect people. This is especially true if they take away benefits from people who need them the most.

In November 2012, a 36-year-old mother received a letter from the Social Security Administration office regarding her benefits. It was weird, she thought, because she had never received communications surrounding her benefits since she began receiving them for herself and her two disabled children, ages 10 and 12, several years ago. […]

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Are the Families That Need SSI Benefitting from the $10 Billion Program?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSI on Monday, February 20, 2012.

In many cases, an individual living with a disability may find it difficult to support themselves financially. An indigent person may find it particularly difficult to deal with an ever growing mountain of medical bills.

In Illinois, an indigent person is an individual that is totally disabled and does not have a source of income. For such people there are Supplemental Security Income benefits available. SSI can help people with disabilities live fuller lives.

Through the SSI program, families with disabled children are able to collect up to […]

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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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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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