How Do I File for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Tulsa SSDI Lawyer on Disability Process

What is the process of convincing Social Security that a person has a disability that makes him or her unable to work? The process involves many complicated steps that our disability attorneys are very familiar with. In this video, Tulsa disability lawyer Steve Troutman explains the Social Security disability application process, as well as the appeals process for obtaining SSDI benefits. If you are seeking disability benefits, we know that the idea of hiring an attorney may sound like something that you cannot afford. We understand that; it is true of many disability applicants. That is why we offer free initial consultations and operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will discuss your case with you for free and if we are unable to obtain SSDI benefits for you, you will owe us nothing in return for our work on your behalf.

Video Transcription

At Troutman & Troutman, disability law is all we do. Most of the cases are disability claimants who have applied to the Social Security Administration for disability benefits and we’re trying to convince Social Security that they’re disabled. We’re not able to take the case of everyone who comes in our door. We essentially have to evaluate each case and decide whether or not we think that they’re disabled, whether or not we think that we can convince Social Security that they’re disabled. That’s who most of our clients are, those that we’re trying to convince Social Security they’re disabled. Then we also have a lot of cases where other attorneys have been unsuccessful in convincing Social Security they’re disabled. They’ve pursued the case all the way through the Social Security Administration and essentially been unable to convince Social Security that they’re disabled. After you’ve exhausted all the appeals within the Social Security Administration, the next level of appeal is to take the case to federal court to file a lawsuit, essentially suing the Social Security Administration for not handling your case correctly. Most attorneys don’t do that. We do. And so because of that, a lot of attorneys who try to convince the Social Security Administration that their clients are disabled and are unsuccessful in doing that they refer those cases to us to pursue them in federal court. To have a free consultation of your disability claim, call us at (918) 587-0050 or visit us at TroutmanLaw.com.