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    How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability?

    It’s crushing to have your life turn out differently from how you hoped because of a major illness. Now you can’t work. You can’t support yourself. It’s scary.

    You can get relief from the stress with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Benefits provide monthly income and Medicare or Medicaid to help you keep going.

    The first step is applying. But how?

    You’ll fill out forms telling Social Security what you’re going through. You’ll send in medical records. It gets far too complicated. Rejection is common.

    Instead of getting frustrated, get support from the Troutman & Troutman Social Security Disability lawyers in Tulsa.

    This is a team of disability attorneys who make Oklahoma their home, dedicate themselves to other Oklahoma families, and believe in building a relationship with you, not just doing paperwork.

    Some lawyers won’t help with the initial SSDI application process. They’ll tell you to do it on your own. Our disability lawyers have 150 years of total experience with disability claims—and we help from the beginning.

    In Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Owasso, Bartlesville, Tahlequah, Muskogee, and all over Oklahoma:

    Disability Law Is All We Do.

    CALL US NOW! »
    A doctor leans over the shoulder of her patient, a man sitting in a wheelchair, as they both smile. A Social Security Disability lawyer can help you gather the medical evidence and other information you need to apply for disability benefits.

    How Does a Lawyer Help You Apply for Disability Benefits?

    You’re not required to get a lawyer for this, but you may want to.

    The SSDI application process has become so legalistic because Social Security is always under pressure to show that they check, double-check, and triple-check every application to be sure no one’s cheating.

    Sometimes it takes a lawyer to understand the thousands of rules for getting disability benefits and apply them to your claim. A large part of your lawyer’s job is taking the burden off you.

    These are some of the tasks your disability lawyer handles:

    • Helping you fill out forms
    • Helping you avoid errors
    • Getting answers back to Social Security on time
    • Working with your doctors to collect medical evidence
    • Gathering statements from others who know you
    • Finding errors by Social Security
    • Building a legal argument for why you need benefits
    • Helping you fight a denial of benefits

    When you’re denied benefits and need to appeal—which may be your best opportunity to get approved—the disability determination process becomes even more like a legal proceeding, including possibly going to a hearing with a disability judge.

    But if you have a skilled lawyer by your side, you can feel better knowing that someone capable is taking care of your claim.

    We know what’s really important isn’t a bunch of rules, steps and hurdles you have to jump. What’s important is improving your financial stability, well-being, and leeway to live your life.

    When you’ve got Troutman & Troutman disability attorneys, we’ll keep the focus on that.

    Contact Us Today! »
    Casually posing for the camera, a man smiles. The Oklahoma disability attorneys at Troutman & Troutman answer questions about disability benefits every day.

    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 »

    “(My disability lawyer) was professional and very knowledgeable. She explained how Social Security determines eligibility in a way that was understandable. She and her staff were quick to respond to emails or phone calls. She won an appeal of a denial of disability benefits for my son. I highly recommend if you need help with a Social Security matter.”

    Maureen Knudson in Google Reviews


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