Posts Tagged unable to work

Cancer survivor fighting to change laws surrounding disability benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

People living in Chicago and beyond might take their health for granted. People get up every day and go to work. However, in an instant, an illness or serious injury can turn a person’s life upside down and leave them unable to work and make a living for themselves.

When that happens, many people rely on Social Security disability benefits. Through the SSDI program, those who have been or are expected to be unable to work for 12 months may be eligible to collect disability benefits. For some, the […]

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Social Security Checks Delivered Electronically

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Change can be good. Then again, there are times when change is good for some, but not for others.

The federal government will soon change the way individuals in Illinois and elsewhere receive their Social Security checks. Rather than receiving checks in the mail as they have for years, recipients of Social Security disability benefits and other government benefits will have their funds either directly deposited into a bank account or will receive these benefits through the use of a debit card.

While this may seem […]

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Saving Up a Wise Decision in Preparing for a Disability

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

People in Chicago likely begin their day and take for granted that they are able to get out of bed, travel to work and complete the daily tasks that they are required to complete in their job. In an instant, an illness or injury can leave a person disabled and unable to work again.

Currently, about 8.5 million Americans rely on Social Security disability benefits. However, it can often be a long road before a person is approved. Even when they are approved, the average monthly payment of $1,072 […]

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Severe Headache Sufferers May Qualify for Disability Benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Headache sufferers in Chicago know how unbearable the pain can be. Severe headaches can make it almost impossible to do anything, and people may be unable to work. A new study suggests that headache sufferers may even be more prone to suicide. In fact, people who suffer migraines and severe headaches are four to six times more likely to commit suicide.

The study was completed at Michigan State University at East Lansing. The study consisted of 1,200 people. Of those 1,200 people, 500 were migraine sufferers, 151 suffered severe […]

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