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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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Should Social Security Help Applicants Find Jobs If They Are Denied Disability Benefits?

A recent article in the New Mexico Political Report had praise for the Social Security disability program, claiming that it works. However, the piece posed an interesting idea to make the Social Security disability program even stronger, which is to provide those who are denied disability benefits with assistance finding work. In the article, Social Security’s disability test is said to be one of the strictest in the world. Currently, if the government determines that a person can perform any type of work, they will deny the person’s disability benefits application. Social Security Administration does not have to prove that a person would be able to get a job performing any type of work to deny their application for disability benefits. This results in people who are disabled and have no real shot at finding work having their applications for Social Security benefits turned down. The story in the New…
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