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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, July 13, 2018.

World Hepatitis Day falls on July 28th, and here is your reminder that if you suffer from Hepatitis C you could qualify for disability. Hepatitis C is an inflammatory condition of the liver and is commonly caused by a viral infection. As your Social Security attorney in Rockford, Jeffrey A. Rabin works towards helping you file your claim.

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C stems from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and is transmitted through direct contact with infected body fluids. The disease is […]

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June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

In honor of men’s health month, our disability lawyer near Aurora wants to bring attention to scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease that affects the skin and possibly the internal organs as well. Other subsets of scleroderma include Raynaud’s disease, acid reflux, swelling in the hands and fingers, severe fatigue, gangrene and atrophy.

How Is It Diagnosed?

The diagnostic process for scleroderma differs depending on the individual. You might have to consult with a rheumatologist and/or a dermatologist to get properly diagnosed. If you are […]

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What Orthopedic Injuries Qualify for Disability?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

You may not typically associate an orthopedic injury with disability, but they can have a huge impact on how you live on a daily basis. Our disability lawyers near Aurora have the experience you need to prove your orthopedic injury is more than an injury, rather, a debilitating condition that has severe physical, mental and emotional havoc on your life. Here are some common injuries and how to go about building your case.

Hip Injuries

Hip injuries are especially debilitating because of how much of a […]

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Permanent Total vs. Permanent Partial Disability

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, April 16, 2018.

It’s likely the last thing you want (and expect) is to get injured in a work-related situation. Unfortunately, this is a reality that millions of people have to face on a daily basis. If you or a loved one has recently been injured while on the job, you’re probably wondering what you should do next. Our disability lawyers in Aurora can help you navigate the world of permanent versus partial disability.

Permanent Total Disability

If you’ve been completely disabled because of a work-related injury or […]

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Diabetes & Disability

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, March 9, 2018.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists diabetes as a qualification for social security disability. As Chicago disability attorneys, we want to educate you on how to best apply for diabetes disability. Here’s the information you should know.

What is Diabetes?

It’s classified as a medical disorder in which a person has increased levels of glucose (blood sugar). There are three types of disability, including Type 1, or juvenile Diabetes, Type 2, or “adult-onset” Diabetes and finally, Gestational Diabetes.

Side effects of diabetes include high blood […]

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Avoid These Common Disability Application Mistaktes

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Over two million people apply annually for disability and as many as 70 percent of these people are initially denied. The Social Security Administration cites many of these denials due to application mistakes. The good news? Our disability lawyers in Chicago are running through some of the top mistakes seen on applications.

Don’t File a Disability Claim While Working

While filing a disability claim while working isn’t technically against the rules, you likely will not be approved if you do so. It’s counterproductive to claim you […]

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Can You Get SSD For Cervical Cancer?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Cervical cancer is one of the many forms of cancer that may cause severely disabling symptoms or require treatment that can lead to disabling conditions.Cervical cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide. Those who are under the age of 50 are most at risk. If you suffer from cervical cancer you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits if your symptoms result in an inability to perform substantial gainful activity. The month of January has been dedicated to “Cervical Health Awareness […]

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3 SSD Tips For 2018

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Often, when people think of Social Security they think of retirement benefits. What some people don’t know is that the Social Security Administration also operates other programs that are essential to other Americans. The Social Security disability program is a lifesaver for those who have become disabled and are in financial need, however, qualifying for these benefits can be challenging. As you disability attorney in Waukegan, we are sharing helpful tips for applying for disability benefits in 2018.

Don’t Wait To File

Regardless of what anyone […]

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The Complex HIV/AIDS Listing For SSD

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, November 27, 2017.

HIV is a virus that can cause progressive failure of your immune system. Life-threatening infections and cancer can occur when the immune system fails. Unfortunately, in almost all cases, HIV will develop into autoimmune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The progression from HIV to AIDS takes generally about 10 years. As the immune system declines, more serious symptoms will arise. In the first two stages of HIV, however, there are usually few symptoms that would rise to the level of affecting your ability to work for […]

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Obesity Itself Does Not Qualify For SSD Benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Did you know that millions of Americans have a BMI (body-mass-index) of at least 30? This means they are considered to be obese. More than 35% of the nation’s adults fall into this category. These statistics not only point out a major health problem in America, but has also become a battleground for disability claims. In fact, one of the biggest employment issues surrounding obesity concerns the Social Security Disability program. As your Chicago disability lawyers, we are sharing the facts about qualifying for […]

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