Oklahoma City Social Security Disability Lawyer
Suffering a disabling injury or condition can be concerning for a number of reasons. Not only may you be unable to care for yourself, incur medical bills, and suffer a decrease in your quality of life, but you may also be unable to work and earn an income. If this is the case, filing a claim for Social Security disability benefits may yield the benefits you need. Our Oklahoma City Social Security disability lawyers can help.
Social Security Disability Benefits
There are two types of federal disability programs, both of which are maintained by the Social Security Administration (SSA) - Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, while these are federal programs, whether or not you meet requirements for disability set forth by the SSA is determined at the state level by Oklahoma’s Disability Determination Division (DDD).
Most people file for SSDI benefits upon suffering a disability. In order to qualify for these benefits, not only must you have a disabling condition that prevents you from working, but you must also have paid into Social Security during your working years and have earned enough work credits as such. SSI benefits, on the other hand, are based on your disabling condition and being of limited income and resources.
How Our Disability Lawyers can Help
If you are disabled and unable to work, you deserve to receive Social Security disability benefits. However, the Social Security Administration denies thousands of SSDI and SSI claims every year. These claims are denied for a myriad of reasons, including that applicants:
- Do not meet the criteria for a disabling condition;
- Are still able to perform some work;
- Do not include enough medical evidence to support their claim;
- Fill out their applications incorrectly;
- Have not earned enough work credits; and
- Are not of limited income and resources (for SSI claims).
Being denied SSDI or SSI benefits can be a huge setback, and you may not know what to do next. Our lawyers can help. We encourage you to contact us before you apply for benefits. Our lawyers know what the SSA is looking for, and how to put together a strong claim that is more likely to be approved. In the event that your SSDI/SSI claim is denied, we can also help you to understand the reason for denial and appeal the SSA’s decision.
Call Our Legal Team for Counsel You can Count on Today
Our Oklahoma City Social Security disability lawyers at the law office of Boettcher, Ingle, Devinney & Wicker understand that when you are disabled and unable to work, Social Security disability benefits can make a huge difference in your ability to provide for yourself. If you are thinking about filing a claim for benefits, have questions about Social Security disability benefits, or have had your claim for benefits denied, we can help. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation about the benefits available to you and how we can help.