Category Archives: Disability

A person with a disability may qualify for SSDI benefits in Tulsa with the help of a disability attorney.

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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How Did You “Go All In” This Disabilities Awareness Day?

Where were you on March 13th? If you are a supporter of people with disabilities, you were probably at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. It was there that Oklahomans with disabilities and disability advocates gathered to let their voices be heard on this 24th People with Disabilities Awareness Day. Here’s what happened at this year’s event. People with Disabilities Awareness Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol For the second year, Oklahoma People First teamed up with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services to help promote this year’s event. This year’s theme was “Go All In”, which called for everyone to work together to remove barriers for people with disabilities who live in Oklahoma. And lawmakers made themselves available to do just that. Advocates and Oklahomans had an opportunity to communicate with state legislators to talk about disability and solutions that could help Oklahomans with disabilities live independent lives. Visits…
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