Tulsa Veterans Disability Attorneys
Former Military Service Member Representing Veterans
At Troutman & Troutman, P.C. in Tulsa, we are completely committed to providing excellent legal counsel to the brave military service members who make our country so great and so proud. If you are a former military service member who wants veterans’ disability benefits and/or Social Security Disability benefits, then it would be our honor to walk you through this entire process. With a former military service member on staff, you can trust that we will take your case to heart. It is the least that we can do to thank you for your service.
We proudly offer our legal counsel and representation to all branches of the military:
- Air Force
- Air National Guard
- Coast Guard
- National Guard
- Space Force
For more information about how to get disability benefits as a military veteran, please call (918) 265-1404 now.
SSDI Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities
Disabled military veterans can receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and veteran disability benefits. By pairing these government-funded benefit programs together, you could have the best chance of receiving the most financial aid, so you can live as comfortably as possible. Our goal is to help you fully understand your options and utilize them with no stress added to your life.
To begin, you should know that veterans who have worked and paid Social Security taxes long enough to accumulate Social Security work credits are eligible for SSDI benefits. You can earn these credits by working military-related jobs or any type of non-military job. The types of benefits will be determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on your total work history.
To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must also be considered disabled, which means:
- You cannot hold gainful employment or continue your previous occupation due to your disability; or,
- Your medical condition has lasted a year, is expected to last at least a year, or is chronic and incurable.
SSDI Benefits Compared to VA Disability Benefits
If your disability occurred or was worsened while you actively serviced with the military, then you may be entitled to disability benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Using a disability scale that ranges from 10 to 100 percent, it will determine what benefits you are owed and to what extent they should be provided. This system of scaling or rating a disability is one of the most noticeable differences between VA disability benefits and SSDI benefits.
Again, it is important to realize that you can receive VA disability and SSD at the same time. Being eligible for and receiving one does not prevent you from also filing for the other.
Seek Disability Benefits the Easy Way
Our Tulsa veterans disability lawyers would be honored to help you understand and utilize all the disability benefits available to you. Whether you can get benefits from SSDI or the VA, we know what to do to make it happen. Our firm focuses exclusively on Social Security and disability cases, so we are never distracted by other forms of cases. Trust in our dedication and advanced legal experience to bring your case to a successful closure.
To make everything easier and to salute you for your service, we offer contingency fee agreements to clients who are military veterans. With a contingency fee, you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless we end your case in your favor. Furthermore, the fee is a percentage of your past-due disability benefits. Any future disability benefits you receive due to our work are entirely yours to keep.
Can a dishonorable discharge disqualify you for disability benefits?
Yes, the reason for your discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces is important for your future benefits. If you are given a Dishonorable Discharge or Bad Conduct issued by a Court Martial, then you cannot receive disability benefits through the VA.
I’ve heard the term ‘service-connected disability’ – what is that?
To get veterans disability benefits in most cases, you must have suffered a “service-connected disability,” which means it was an injury or sickness that occurred while you were actively serving in the military. It doesn’t necessarily need to have happened because you were serving, though. It just must happen while you were. You can also be eligible for disability benefits for disabilities that are worsened or exacerbated due to your time on active duty.
My service records don’t document my disability well – what do I do?
Talk to our attorneys about using ‘lay evidence’ to boost your veterans disability claim if you are worried that your service record doesn’t accurately reflect your disability. We can use other medical records and statements from non-military medical professionals to prove that your disability is service-connected and should be validated through disability benefits.
Is a VA pension the same as disability benefits?
No, pension is not the same as disability benefits or VA compensation. A pension can be paid based on any disability, not just service-connected disabilities. It can also be adjusted based on the claimant’s age.
Committed to Keeping You Informed
We understand that this can be a stressful and confusing time which, is why we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to keep you informed and knowledgeable about your case. Not only do we have an array of video and FAQs, but we also allow you direct access to your dedicated attorney.
Dedicated & Trusted Counsel
Our attorneys are passionate about disability law. Everyone who works at our firm is here because they believe in helping people. We commit to representing clients through every part of the Social Security Disability claims process.
Over 25 Years of Dedicated Experience
Since 1993, our attorneys have been helping people throughout Oklahoma get the Social Security benefits they deserve. Regardless of where you are in your case, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys are here to help you obtain what you deserve.
Disability Law Is All We Do
Social Security Disability is a unique area of the law because it is about representing clients going through very difficult times. We help by getting people the benefits they have earned and deserve. Our firm is proud of the fact that disability law is all we do.