Monthly Archives: September 2018

Five Common Questions About Social Security Disability Benefits

As a worker in America, you pay for Social Security through your payroll taxes. However, this payment doesn’t just go toward your future retirement benefits. The payroll taxes you pay also go toward Social Security disability benefits, which can be essential if you become disabled and are no longer able to work. Understanding this part of Social Security can be difficult, and if you don’t have the right information then you may have problems collecting benefits later. Here are a few common questions and answers that many people have about these disability benefits. 5 Questions on Social Security Disability Benefits How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability? If you are no longer able to perform a substantial amount of work due to impairment, then you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, there are certain requirements that must be met. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that applicants…
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Is Norman Ignoring the Voices of Oklahomans with Disabilities?

Oklahoma ADAPT members in the city of Norman are angry. At a members’ meeting at Progressive Independence this summer, the passionate but furious members stated that the city of Norman failed to completely include them in the recent Americans with Disabilities Act update. Did Norman Fail to Inform Oklahomans with Disabilities about the ADA Updates? According to members of OK Adapt who have disabilities, the contractor never met with stakeholders from the disability community to receive feedback, which is something that most studies and city updates are required to do and include. Some members allege that they schedule meetings in the afternoon purposefully when most of the members with disabilities cannot attend, due to limited public transportation. Other members believe that they only relied on a single person to speak for the entire disability community in Norman. Many members feel that they have an opinion, but they are never truly…
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