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    How to Tell if You Have a Case for Disability Benefits

    Your health has taken a turn for the worse, and you can’t work like you used to. You’ve heard you can get financial help through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, but you wonder whether your medical condition is covered.

    How do I know if I have a disability case? It’s the first question many Oklahomans ask the Tulsa disability lawyers at Troutman & Troutman.

    We’re here to help you sort out your options. You can start by understanding the way Social Security looks at the idea of a “disability.” For awarding benefits, they take a certain angle:

    • A disability is a health impairment that keeps you from working for at least 12 months.

    Certainly, if your ailments will last the rest of your life, and contribute to death—whether it’s within a year or another time frame—that can count as a disability to Social Security.

    But the way Social Security sees it, you either have a full disability that almost completely eliminates your ability to work, or you don’t. Social Security doesn’t have any levels, degrees, or partial disability benefits.

    Here’s what’s most important: SSDI benefits can calm the chaos of a life disrupted by health problems and give you some peace and stability.

    So talk to the Troutman & Troutman disability attorneys to see whether you may be eligible. We’ve helped 10,000 people in Tulsa, Owasso, Bartlesville, Tahlequah, Muskogee, and across Oklahoma.

    Disability Law Is All We Do.

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    Holding a pill bottle, a woman sits next to a doctor with a clipboard and smiles at him. You need certain forms of evidence and information to qualify for disability benefits.

    Proving You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability

    It’s clear to you that you have health problems that prevent you from working. Social Security will ask you to prove it.

    They’ll put your disability benefits claim through a FIVE-STEP EVALUATION to see whether your impairments are severe enough—and your ability to work limited enough—to approve you for monthly disability checks and Medicare or Medicaid health coverage.

    At every step, you have to submit documents to back up your case. This includes:

    • Medical evidence from your care providers
    • Information on your education
    • Details of your work background
    • How your age affects your work options
    • Your own notes about your health struggles
    • Family and friend statements on your health limitations

    One of our jobs as Social Security Disability lawyers is to manage all this legwork, so the process is easier for you.

    We can help you avoid mistakes on your application forms. We can keep you ahead of deadlines to submit information. Having a representative like a lawyer can even increase your chances of benefits approval in the end.

    But maybe just as important, your disability lawyer can make sure you get personal attention in an impersonal process.

    In a tough time for you, let us help you get what you need for a more secure life.

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    Holding a smartphone while sitting at a computer, a woman smiles. Troutman & Troutman's Oklahoma disability lawyers 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 »

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