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How Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected People With Disabilities?

COVID-19 has struck our state harder than expected. On April 21, there were only 2,807 known cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. As of September 11, those totals increased to 67,642 infections. Worse yet, this disease has a disproportionately higher effect on the disability community. Since Oklahomans with disabilities are often immunocompromised, they are vulnerable to this virus. However, this virus has also had unexpected effects on the lives of individuals with disabilities. The attorneys at Troutman & Troutman, P.C. have gathered info you need to know about these effects. Here are the ways the coronavirus pandemic has affected the disability community. How Has Coronavirus Affected Disability Benefits? As communities closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, lawmakers tried to relieve the financial burden of lockdown. This relief came in the form of a stimulus check back in April. Though, some worried that people with disabilities would not get a check,…
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Will Oklahomans With Disabilities Also Receive Stimulus Bill Checks?

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, businesses across the U.S. have had to shutter their doors. As a result, many people have lost their jobs and sources of income. The economy has come to a screeching halt. In response, government officials crafted a stimulus bill. The bill aims to provide $2 trillion in relief funds to help businesses and individuals during this difficult time. However, the eligibility requirements for the coronavirus stimulus package remain ambiguous. To help clear up confusion, our Oklahoma social security lawyers want to help. Here is who will be receiving COVID-19 stimulus checks and how much Oklahomans can expect to receive. What Will the Stimulus Bill Provide for Oklahoma Residents? The stimulus bill, included in the federal CARE Act, will provide direct cash payments to Americans. Eligible taxpayers may receive up to $1,200 individually, or $2,400 if married. Parents will receive an additional $500 for each…
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What Do I Need to Know Before Applying for Disability Benefits?

Applying for disability benefits is a very complex process. To have any hope of securing disabilities benefits, people with disabilities must be fully prepared prior to submitting an application. Social Security benefits applicants who do not have the documents and other information they need to provide ready when they apply for benefits are certain to be denied. What Information Do I Need to Include in My Benefits Application? Per the Social Security Administration’s website, before you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you must have the following documents and information ready: Medications – The names of any medications you are taking and the dosage. Treatment history – This includes the names of any doctors, caseworkers, therapists, clinics and hospitals that have treated your disability, including the dates of your visits. Employment information – You will need to provide information about where you worked and what type of work you did….
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