Can I Get Disability Benefits?
Tulsa Social Security Disability Attorney on Filing Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine if a person has a disability and qualifies for benefits. This five-step evaluation can become rather complicated, particularly in “close calls.”
Due to the personal nature of disability law, our lawyers cannot provide an exhaustive description of all of the relevant issues. Instead, we provide the following resource pages about important issues to consider when determining if you qualify. We also want you to know certain things when you apply for disability benefits in Oklahoma.
Do You Have a Qualifying Disability? The Five-Step Sequential Evaluation
To determine if you may qualify for disability benefits, we provide a general description of the rules the SSA uses to determine disability eligibility. This resource can also teach you more about the terms used in disability applications.
What is the Process for Determining Disability?
Learn more on this page of our website, which has an overview of the steps for Social Security disability benefits. We also explain disability claim appeals within the Social Security Administration as well as what happens during appeals for denied disability claims through the federal courts.
Differences between Disability Insurance Benefits and SSI
The Social Security Act provides for two different types of benefits: Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
While DIB (also known as Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI) and SSI have some similarities, they also have some very significant differences. This section of our site briefly describes the differences in these two types of benefits.
I Need Legal Advice From a Tulsa Social Security Attorney
It is important to work with a legal professional who understands all aspects of SSDI and SSI disability cases. An attorney at Troutman & Troutman, P.C. is ready to help with your claim. Please call our Social Security disability law firm today.
We strongly recommend that you seek representation by someone who is experienced in this area of law to assist when you apply for disability benefits. He or she should review your case if you receive a denial. You then have the best chance of successfully gaining the benefits you deserve.