Category Archives: Disability

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

Why Don’t More Children Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

Most people consider the Social Security program as something that supports the elderly. Statistics prove this to be correct. According to the Social Security Administration, from the 62 million people that receive Social Security benefits right now, more than 43 million are retired workers. Children are also entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits under specific circumstances. The main reason that many people are unaware of children’s Social Security benefits is because very few children are eligible to receive them. In general, there are three ways that children can receive these benefits: If their parents are receiving retirement benefits from the program If one or both of their parents become disabled If a parent passes away (survivor benefits) In July 2018, about 1.87 million children of deceased employees received survivor benefits. About 1.51 million children of disabled workers received family disability benefits from the Social Security Administration this past July…
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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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