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What Is Tulsa Doing to Help the Disabled Rejoin the Workforce?

Tulsa World recently reported on a program designed to help disabled people in Tulsa receive the training they need to qualify for jobs. The program, which is called the Visual Service Assistive Technology Lab, was developed to help those who are visually impaired or blind acquire the skills they need to find work. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, which is Oklahoma’s employment agency for persons with disabilities, is behind the program. How Does the Program Help Disabled People Rejoin the Workforce? Regardless of the disability level of a person, there is help available for them at the Assistive Technology Lab. The office provides blind and visually impaired individuals with assistive technology and trains them to use it. Assistive technology includes any system or piece of equipment that helps people with disabilities improve their functionality. In the case of the visually impaired and blind this includes items such as braille…
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How Are Your Social Security Benefits Calculated?

Social Security is one of the largest social programs in the country, and it safeguards a significant portion of the working population from poverty, if they can no longer work. However, Social Security is only a safety net meant to catch you if you slip, so it can be critical to know how benefits are calculated so you can properly manage your finances if you should ever need SSDI or SSI. How Are Your Social Security Benefits Calculated? The first step to calculating your Social Security benefits is knowing if you even qualify for benefits. For SSI, your income will determine if you get benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will examine your income, subtract income that isn’t a part of your countable income, and then subtract your earned income from the SSI benefit rate. So if you depend on SSI, it is important to budget not only your spending…
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Does My Injury Need to Be Permanent to File for SSDI Benefits in Tulsa?

Tulsa Disability Attorney on the 12-Month Duration Requirement Even severe injuries and debilitating conditions can sometimes disqualify a person from receiving Social Security disability benefits. In this video, Tulsa disability lawyer Steve Troutman explains the 12-month duration requirement and how temporary disability is not enough to convince Social Security of benefit eligibility. To speak to our Oklahoma disability law firm about your disability claim, call us at (918) 587-0050 or fill out our online case review form. Video Transcription Social Security has what they refer to as a 12-month duration requirement, so any injury or illness that has not lasted or is not expected to last for 12 months, you could have a pretty severe car injury where you’ve broken both legs and both arms. It’s not disabling because those kind of injuries generally, you recover from those in a matter of months. Even things like cancer many times will…
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