Blog | Tulsa Social Security Disability Lawyers on SSDI & SSI

Why Is the Disability Services Backlog Increasing?

Have you heard of the teachers marching on Oklahoma City? These educators are protesting the horrible wages they are paid because they have had enough. They have organized a strike that lasted 9-days before law makers finally met their demands. A 5 percent pay raise is now on the books for these teachers; however, the people waiting on the disability services backlog may not be so lucky. Could the same fighting spirit help those who are waiting on the decade long waiting list? The Disability Services Backlog Is Increasing, Here’s Why… In Tulsa County, there are 1,379 people waiting for disability benefits from the Department of Human Services. Some 325 of those people have been waiting for 10 years or more for those benefits. As it is right now, the only way off the waitlist is for someone receiving state disability benefits to die. The programs in question are Medicaid…
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Why Did the ACLU Continue Its Disability Lawsuit Against Oklahoma?

Last November, the recipients of Oklahoma’s Medicaid Advantage Waiver and Medicaid In-Home Supports Waiver received a letter from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). In that letter, DHS notified recipients that their services would end at the end of December due to budget issues. This sent many people into a panic, and soon the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) got involved. It filed a disability lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma, but the budget crisis was addressed before services were cut. Despite this, the ACLU has continued the lawsuit. Why Continue the Disability Lawsuit Against Oklahoma Lawmakers? When in-home services and Medicaid waivers were on the chopping block last year, the more than 20,000 participants in the program had no alternatives to fall back on. That meant that many of them would have to give up living independently and move into nursing facilities. This problem was only compounded by…
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Are Scammers Trying to Steal Your Disability Benefits?

You hear about them on the news all the time, and if you are lucky you will never have to deal with them, however, scammers are becoming more and more common. Do you know how to protect yourself from these thieves? A new warning from the Social Security Administration (SSA) may help protect you and your benefits from the latest con targeting people with disabilities. Here’s what you need to know. Could Scammers Steal Your Disability Benefits? People with disability benefits have been receiving a new type of scam call recently. These calls are from people claiming they are from the SSA, but these callers are turning out to be imposters. They usually call and ask you for sensitive personal information—like your Social Security Number—or they direct you to a website where you can address a fictional problem with your account. If the website you are directed to is any…
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