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When I Apply for Supplemental Security Income, What Questions Will They Ask Me?

Have you lost your job due to a disabling injury? Such a loss can be painful in so many ways. Hard working Oklahomans who have been able to support themselves all of their lives are suddenly forced to rely on others to get by. It can be embarrassing, and that’s part of why the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers benefits to these individuals. However, qualifying for benefits can be rough. The process can be long and highly detailed, so here are some questions you need to know the answers to before you apply. What Will I Be Asked When I Apply for Supplemental Security Income? Dates– Expect to be asked when the last time you worked was, when your condition became disabling and when you last visited the doctor. Medical Information– Be ready to tell the SSA what medications you are taking, the medical tests you’ve had and the names,…
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Fed Urges Employment for Disabled Through “Ticket to Work”

The federal government is urging people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to look at its Ticket to Work program, if they have the desire and ability to work and can qualify. The program supports career development for people with disabilities, ages 18 through 64, who want to work. It puts eligible people in contact with Employment Networks (ENs), which offer specialized services such as career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and job placement and training. If you decide that the program is for you, you will continue to receive your disability benefits  until you begin earning wages or self-employment income above the applicable earnings limit for SSI or SSDI. If you receive income below your benefit levels, then you benefit program will make up the deficiency. Anyone interested in participating in the program should call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or…
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Tulsa Disability Attorney Discuss Disability Benefits and Children

Most people who qualify for disability benefits are adults who have worked for years, paying taxes into the Social Security Administration (SSA). Those people receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI). However, it is possible for a child to receive disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program under some circumstances. Children from birth to age 18 who suffer from a disability, illness or condition may receive benefits if: The child’s disability is listed in the Blue Book, the SSA’s database of recognized conditions that qualify for benefits. The child’s parents have income and resources that meet the SSA’s limits Some adult children may also qualify for disability benefits through SSDI even after they reach the age of 18. To receive benefits as an adult child: The person’s impairment or condition is listed in the SSA Blue Book. The person’s disability began before the age of…
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