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Oklahoma residents: act immediately to get disability benefits


When Oklahoma residents are in serious need of help, immediate action is often necessary to address the issue. For example, when it comes to Social Security disability benefits, individuals are often in need of assistance right away. After all, the benefits are necessary to help the individual meet their financial obligations.

Despite the person's immediate need, individuals should be aware that it can take some time to process someone's application for disability benefits. A typical application might be in processing for three to five months before a determination is made.

Because it can take some time to process, individuals are urged to act immediately when they have a need for disability benefits. Moreover, individuals should be sure they complete their application properly and include the required information.

There are a number of requirements that apply in terms of the information that must be provided in an application. An individual must provide his or her Social Security number, birth certificate, name and address of medical professionals involved in their care, the medications they are on and their medical records, a work history and a copy of the most recent W-2 form. The individual also must complete certain paperwork with his or her application, including forms about the individual's medical condition and forms concerning the medical professionals who have treated the individual.

Ultimately, the breadth of information required plays a part in the time it takes for a person's application to be administered. Because of the time it takes to process an application, it is important that individuals act immediately and properly in order to give their application for benefits the best chance of being granted in a timely fashion.

Source: Social Security Administration, "Disability Benefits," accessed on Nov. 14, 2014

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