Types of SSD Benefits
Helping You Get the Social Security Disability Benefits You Deserve
We hardly ever think about the possibility of being disabled. That is something that always happens to other people, right? The reality is that anyone can suffer a disability—not just older people. In fact, 25% of today’s 20-year-olds will be disabled by the time they turn 67
A disability is an event that can change your life in an instant. A car accident can lead to paralysis. A workplace accident in a factory can cause your arm to be amputated. A slip and fall can cause severe head trauma.
In these situations, you may be unable to work. Without work, there is no income. Without income, you cannot pay your bills. How do you buy groceries or pay your mortgage?
The good news is that Social Security Disability benefits can help you during this difficult time. If you have a disability that prevents you from working, you can apply for these benefits and receive compensation while you are off work.
Are You Disabled?
In order to be approved for disability benefits, you must first be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA). They consider you disabled if your condition limits your ability to do basic work for at least 12 months. You also can not be working and making more than $1,220 a month. Your disability must also be found in the list of disabling conditions, or at least be as severe as the conditions on the list.
Types of Benefits
There are several types of benefits you may be able to receive if you are disabled in Oklahoma:
● Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD). These benefits are equal to 70% of the injured person’s weekly wage A person can receive these benefits if he or she is unable to work during the recovery period.
● Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (TPD). These benefits are available when a person is temporarily unable to perform the full duties of the job but can perform restricted duties. They are paid at 70% of the person’s weekly wage.
● Permanent Total Disability Benefits (PTD). These benefits are paid at 70% of the person’s weekly ages and payable for workplace injuries that result in permanent and total disability. These benefits are paid for 15 years or until the person reaches the age where he or she can receive maximum Social Security retirement benefits, whichever is longer.
● Permanent Partial Impairment Benefits (PPI). These benefits are available for workers who suffer job-related injuries that are permanent but do not result in total disability. Benefits are payable at 70% of the injured workers’ weekly wage.
Contact an Oklahoma Social Security Disability Lawyer Today
A sudden disability can leave you in a tough situation. You may be unable to work or perform day-to-day activities. This can leave you without an income, which means you need to fight hard for your Social Security Disability benefits.
The Oklahoma Social Security Disability lawyers at Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker can help you through the process and ensure you have a strong case from the beginning. We will help you get the benefits you deserve. Contact our office at (580) 765-9660 to schedule a consultation.