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    Do You Need Access to Financial Help?

    Financial relief—and a more secure life when you have to stop working due to health problems—could come in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

    The only thing between you and monthly disability income is the disability benefits application.

    It seems simple enough to fill out some forms telling Social Security that your medical conditions mean you can’t work, so you are qualified to receive benefits.

    But getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits means making your way through an entire, special legal system. It involves evidence, testimony, frequent denials and filing appeals.

    So you wonder how to apply for SSDI and actually succeed in getting assistance.

    In Oklahoma, you can get help—without any fee until you win benefits—from the Tulsa Social Security Disability lawyers at Troutman & Troutman.

    In over 30 years, our disability attorneys have helped 10,000 people. Our mission is to provide caring, respectful service to Oklahoma families. And after the trauma of serious health impairments and job loss—hope.

    Contact us to get help applying for disability benefits in Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Owasso, Bartlesville, Tahlequah, Muskogee and more.

    Disability Law Is All We Do.

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    Leaning forward with his hands clasped and elbows on his knees, a man looks on in thought. People often make avoidable mistakes when they apply for Social Security Disability.

    Common Mistakes People Make when Applying for Social Security Disability

    There are about as many ways to make mistakes in your Social Security Disability application as there are questions on all the forms you have to fill out.

    But by reading this page, you can find out how to avoid the most common errors. The Tulsa disability lawyers at Troutman law firm see people making these mistakes all the time:

    • Applying Too Soon. The requirements say your disability must last at least 12 months to get benefits. If you just got a diagnosis or injury, and it’s not clear how long you’ll need to miss work, Social Security may reject your application.
    • Waiting Too Long. At the same time, as soon as you know you’ve got a medical condition that will easily take a year, don’t hesitate to apply for benefits. The back pay that you eventually receive could be less the longer you wait.
    • Failing to Turn in All the Forms. If you miss a form that they require you to fill out, you’ll almost certainly be denied. Professional disability lawyers know all the forms you need.
    • Failing to Answer All the Questions. On those forms, you must provide complete and correct information. Don’t skip questions or fudge answers.
    • Hard-to-Read Answers. If a claims reviewer can’t read your answers, it’s as though the form is incomplete. Make it neat. Or better yet, type it out.
    • Wrong Information. Even small errors, like a misspelled name for one of your doctors, can trip up your disability claim. When Social Security goes to confirm your diagnosis with the doctor, for example, they may not find the right person.
    • Conflicting Information. Information on one part of your application that seems to say the opposite of what’s on another part of your application can sink your disability case.
    • Inadequate Supporting Evidence. Besides the forms, you must obtain medical records from your treatment program that back up what you say about your health problems.
    • Missing Deadlines. Once you start the disability application process, Social Security will ask you to send in more forms. When they do, you will either have to reply in a short time or ask for an extension. So move quickly.
    • Not Getting Help. Working with someone who’s gone through this process thousands of times is one of the best ways to avoid mistakes, build a strong application, and improve your chances of being approved for benefits. And for a disability attorney, you pay no fee unless and until you win benefits.

    When so much is at stake—your financial security and peace—it feels better knowing your disability benefits application is being well taken care of by a skilled disability lawyer.

    The Oklahoma disability lawyers at Troutman & Troutman live for the day that you get the news you’ve been approved for economic assistance and finally feel like things will be OK.

    Contact Us Today! »
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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 »

    “Troutman & Troutman is a wonderful group of attorneys. I highly recommend them… From the way they explained the disability process and what it entails, to the quick response back if I had any questions. Thank you so much.”

    Shannon Summerton in GOOGLE REVIEWS


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