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    Do You Wonder if Your Health Problems Count for Disability Benefits?

    The first step toward getting Social Security Disability benefits—and the financial support and improved well-being that comes with them—is confirming that you aren’t working much.

    If you’ve passed that step, now your task is to show the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your health impairment is severe.

    How does the SSA define a severe impairment? And does your health problem count?

    It’s pretty simple. A severe impairment is a health condition that interferes with your ability to carry out basic work activities.

    For anyone applying for Social Security Disability, this is one of the easiest tests to pass.

    While most people get denied for disability benefits overall, it’s not usually at this step. The standard for showing a severe impairment is lenient.

    Your biggest risk of denial at this stage is if you have pain conditions or mental health problems, but you haven’t received enough treatment to produce evidence convincing Social Security that your disorder is real. (Best advice: Always get ongoing care.)

    And get an experienced, compassionate disability lawyer to care for your disability claim. Troutman & Troutman is a team of family-oriented, community-rooted Tulsa disability attorneys who can see you through this. We’ve helped over 10,000 people in Oklahoma communities:

    Disability Law Is All We Do.

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    A doctor examines a man by holding his shoulder and pressing on his back with the other hand. The Oklahoma disability attorneys at Troutman & Troutman often see people with conditions like back pain, joint problems, arthritis and more getting approved for disability benefits.

    Common Impairments We See in Social Security Disability Claims

    Like we said, any health condition, or combination of conditions, can give you a case for disability benefits.

    Our Oklahoma disability attorneys often help people with these health problems:

    • Back pain
    • Cancer
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Heart diseases
    • Joint problems
    • Lung conditions other than COPD
    • Lupus
    • Mental health problems
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neuropathy (as an effect of diabetes)
    • Osteoarthritis (and other joint problems)
    • Rheumatoid arthritis

    Every medical condition has its own types of tests and treatments that can go into evidence for your disability claim.

    Social Security Disability lawyers who focus on this kind of case will know what evidence you need and how to get it.

    The Troutman & Troutman Oklahoma lawyers have a combined 150 years of experience helping people—and they handle disability cases, and nothing else.

    Get in touch with us to start claiming the resources you need for a better future.

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    Disability Attorneys Answer Your Questions about Social Security

    Your life has been disrupted by health problems. You’ve had to leave work. You’re worried about money. Social Security Disability benefits can provide relief, but they’re complicated. You’ve got a lot of questions. The Troutman & Troutman Tulsa disability lawyers have answers.

    SSD Questions & Answers »

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