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If you were denied disability benefits, then you might have a long road ahead of you. So speak with our Tulsa SSDI attorneys for help.

Can Creditors Take My Social Security Disability Benefits?

Debt is a concern for households all over the United States. Consumer credit company Experian says that consumer debt in our country has risen to $14.1 trillion in 2019. That is a record high. However, people with disabilities have greater concerns when it comes to this figure. Fixed incomes, reduced working potential and medical bills make it hard for people with disabilities to pay debts. This can lead to creditors garnishing their bank accounts. Does that mean creditors can garnish their Social Security? Can Social Security Disability Be Garnished? In short, no, most creditors cannot garnish your Social Security disability benefits. As with most rules like this, there are exceptions and caveats that need explanation. Here is what you need to know. Which Benefits Do Federal Law Protect? Rules set by the U.S. Department of Treasury require banks to automatically protect certain benefits from the government. But this only applies…
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Is It Becoming Harder to Get Disability Benefits?

The amount of people applying for Social Security disability benefits is going down. This is unexpected news for experts, advocates and political leaders. And though some are celebrating this change in enrollment, others are asking why. Is SSDI Enrollment Going Down? According to The New York Times, new enrollments for Social Security disability benefits have gone down. In 2001, enrollments were at an all-time high of 2.02 million, but those numbers have fallen dramatically. Last year, there were under 1.5 million enrollments, and the downward trend seems to be continuing. The total number of recipients for the program is also going down. Members of the baby boomer generation are reaching retirement age in record numbers. This has caused the number of disability recipients to go down as these people are moved to retirement benefits. This has also extended the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) financial forecast. Just two years ago, the…
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Will Oklahomans With Disabilities Also Receive Stimulus Bill Checks?

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, businesses across the U.S. have had to shutter their doors. As a result, many people have lost their jobs and sources of income. The economy has come to a screeching halt. In response, government officials crafted a stimulus bill. The bill aims to provide $2 trillion in relief funds to help businesses and individuals during this difficult time. However, the eligibility requirements for the coronavirus stimulus package remain ambiguous. To help clear up confusion, our Oklahoma social security lawyers want to help. Here is who will be receiving COVID-19 stimulus checks and how much Oklahomans can expect to receive. What Will the Stimulus Bill Provide for Oklahoma Residents? The stimulus bill, included in the federal CARE Act, will provide direct cash payments to Americans. Eligible taxpayers may receive up to $1,200 individually, or $2,400 if married. Parents will receive an additional $500 for each…
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