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Mistakes to avoid when applying for SSDI benefits

When you file for Social Security Disability Insurance, it is likely that your first claim will be denied. This means that you will be forced to appeal the decision and jump through additional hoops to get the benefits you need. The appeal process can take up to two years, extending the time between your initial claim and when you get your first payment.

Are my SSI benefits affected by property I need for self-support?

Oklahomans who are seeking or have already been approved for Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program will undoubtedly be aware of the limits on resources to continue getting SSI benefits. However, various factors are considered with resources and SSI. Resources are items that the claimant can turn to cash.

How is the decision for approving or denying SSD benefits made?

Sometimes the basics of receiving Social Security Disability benefits can be the most confusing aspect of the entire process. Obviously, the requirements must be met. But before moving forward with a claim for SSD benefits, there are certain questions that will be asked by the SSA when making the determination. Knowing what they are and how to prove that the SSD benefits are warranted is key to the entire application.

The "Worn Out Worker" Rule: SSD Benefits for Heavy Laborers

When you, a close friend or family member have spent the majority of your viable years earning a living through so-called "unskilled" heavy labor, it's not unusual to eventually find that your health has been negatively affected. What, then, do you do if you find yourself unable to continue doing the hard work you have done for years or decades - the work that financially supported you and your family?

How do living arrangements affect SSI benefits?

Oklahomans might know that Supplemental Security Income is for those who are 65 or older, blind or disabled and fall below a certain income threshold. There are other areas of nuance that they should also be aware of. Included is the living arrangements of the recipient of SSI benefits. Knowing how the living arrangements can affect SSI is essential after being approved.

What is Ticket to Work under Social Security disability?

Many Oklahomans who are seeking or already receiving disability benefits from Social Security would like to try and get back into the workforce if possible. However, they are frequently confused as to whether getting back to work will negatively impact their benefits. Understanding the federal regulations and the requirements under the Ticket to Work program is imperative before taking part. There are key factors that must be understood.

SSDI and SSI: what separates these two forms of financial support?

It is easy to just lump the two critical forms of financial support offered by the Social Security Administration -- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) -- together. But these are two distinct forms of financial support with different functions and different qualifications.

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