Facebook Can Affect Your Disability Benefits

Facebook and other social media sites have been known to wreck marriages, end jobs and prompt many an awkward conversation. But did you know that the information you post on your social media pages can affect your chances of qualifying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA)?

Be mindful what you post on your social media profiles. Though you may think these profiles are private, much of this “personal” information can be obtained quite easily, and the SSA may get the wrong impression about your history, activities or lifestyle and use that to deny your application for benefits. For instance, if you have Facebook photos of you drinking alcohol, you might be denied benefits if your disability can be exacerbated or caused by substance abuse. You do not have control over how this information is perceived by others, and it could severely damage your chances at gaining benefits or even cause you to lose them.

A Tulsa, Oklahoma Social Security disability attorney can help you understand the crucial details that can give you the best shot at qualifying for benefits, and the risks that come along with applying for those benefits. Contact us today through our online form or by phone at (918) 587-0050. We offer free consultations as well.



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