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People getting SSI benefits can also open ABLE accounts

When Oklahomans are disabled, blind and over age 65, they can get Supplemental Security Income if they meet the other fundamental requirements. For those who are struggling financially and have met these basic criteria, it can be a relief to be approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Frequently, they will not consider other benefits available to them. This is a mistake that can keep them from saving money in accounts that will not affect their resource requirements and other needs to get SSI.

How is cancer evaluated and what evidence is needed?

Oklahomans diagnosed with cancer will have a great deal on their minds as they prepare for treatment and wonder what the future holds. This can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. For many, the worry they face will go beyond the disease and extends to the treatment and making ends meet while they are getting it. The disease and the treatment can make it difficult if not impossible to work, causing financial hardship. Those who have cancer and believe can get Social Security disability benefits must understand certain factors. A legal firm that specializes in helping with SSD benefits is essential.

Does a change in income impact my SSI benefits?

Apart from the disabling issues an Oklahoman is suffering from, Supplemental Security Income is largely based on how much the applicant earns. If the income and resources are deemed to be below a certain level, the SSI benefits can be provided. Income can change the amount a person gets for their SSI benefits. Understanding the requirements for reporting a change in income for the individual or a member of the household is a fundamental part of an SSI case.

Dispelling common misconceptions about SSDI benefits

Social Security disability benefits exist to give the most severely disabled Americans the financial assistance they need to get by. There is a lot of misinformation about the process of obtaining benefits. If you are among the many residents of Oklahoma who have cause to apply for benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration, it may serve you well to separate fact from fiction as you work through the application process.

Applying for disability benefits if you have a mental illness

The stigma that once defined mental illness and how it impacted Oklahoma residents and people across the nation has largely dissipated. Increasingly, people from all walks of life are feeling emboldened to seek treatment when they are suffering from mental illness, emotional illness or any other issue that is not clear to the naked eye with physical manifestations. While these issues might not be obvious when looking at a person, they are undoubtedly real and can be just as severe and debilitating as physical impairments and conditions.

How does blindness impact my work expenses for SSI benefits?

One of the criteria for which Oklahomans can get Supplemental Security Income is if they are blind. This, along with being disabled, 65 and older and meeting the income and resource requirements is an important factor in seeking and maintaining benefits. For those who are getting SSI benefits, there are many factors they should remember as it will have an impact on the amount they get in SSI. For example, work expenses are critical when calculating SSI.

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