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December 2019 Archives

Depression may be amplified during the holidays

According to medical and mental health professionals, the holiday season can be an especially hard time of year for individuals who struggle with mental conditions, like depression. As stresses mount and concerns weigh heavily on the minds of Oklahoma residents, those who deal with mental illnesses may experience elevated symptoms and issues related to their conditions. Those extra symptoms may lead them to engage in dangerous and uncharacteristic behaviors that can put them in harm's way.

Proposed changes to law could affect SSD benefits for many

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are vital for people who are disabled, ill, injured or suffering from a condition. This is true in Oklahoma and across the nation. There are certain requirements for a person to be approved for SSD benefits. Once they are approved, there are still rules that must be followed to continue getting the disability payments. One -- the disability review -- could be changing and this may affect many people who are already getting benefits. With SSD claims, it is important to understand the value of legal representation.

How does having multiple impairments effect my disability claim?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available to Oklahomans and people across the U.S. who meet the requirements based on the federal regulations. These can be confusing, especially if the person has several impairments and is uncertain of whether they are of sufficient severity to warrant an approval. The mistake people make in these circumstances is misunderstanding the way the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes its decisions. If a person has multiple impairments, the SSA assesses the case differently than if the person has a single impairment.

What should I know about transferring resources for SSI benefits?

Oklahomans who are blind, disabled and 65 or older can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if their income and resources are below a certain level. A mistake people frequently make when they are considering applying for SSI benefits is to misunderstand the concept of resources and how that must be handled to get approved. There are various aspects of resources and how they can be transferred to ensure that the person is eligible to get SSI.

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