Category Archives: Disability

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

Will Oklahoma’s STABLE Program Make a Difference for People with Disabilities?

People who depend on the benefits they receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) often feel that the program limits them. That’s because they can’t save more than $2,000 a year, or else they risk losing their benefits. This has been a problem for Oklahomans with disabilities for many year, but that might be changing. A new state savings program may provide an option to help people with disabilities save money and invest. How Will Oklahoma’s STABLE Program Help People with Disabilities? On May 31st, State Treasurer Ken Miller made an announcement at the State Capitol. He introduced the new STABLE program, which provided tax-advantaged savings accounts to Oklahomans with disabilities. These accounts will allow individuals with disabilities to save up to $15,000 a year without endangering their disability benefits. Before this new program, people with disabilities risked losing eligibility for income, healthcare, food and housing assistance if they saved…
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What’s the Best Way to File for Social Security Disability?

Social Security disability benefits are a safety net for the American worker who has spent at least five of the last ten years working and paying federal payroll taxes. These benefits are paid for by your hard work, and you cannot claim them unless you have worked, paid into the system, and can no longer work due to illness or injury. However, the process for collecting the benefits can be long and complex. So, it is important that you get the process started right. Things to Consider When Filing for Social Security Disability Make a Budget – If you have to file for SSDI, then you have probably lost your major source of income. Since it can take three to six months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to get to your claim, you need to have a financial plan to last that long and beyond. Without a financial plan…
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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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