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Is it hard to get Social Security disability for mental health?

Data published by the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows that 8 million individuals were receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in 2017. At least one-quarter of those had a mental health condition listed as their primary impairment. Many of the diagnoses were so severe that they prevented recipients from being gainfully employed. Even still, many applicants with mental health conditions struggle to receive SSDI benefits.

Do blind individuals qualify for Social Security Disability?

Individuals who have low vision or are blind may still be able to work despite their disability. Some people with visual impairments may not be able to work though. Even if they can, these people may be restricted as to what they can do and how long they can work. It's in these instances that a blind individual may be able to receive Social Security Disability (SSD).

Securing Social Security Disability benefits may get harder

Lawmakers have proposed changes to the Social Security Disability (SSD) qualifying criteria process that, if passed, would strip many individuals who currently receive benefits of the funds that they rely on for their survival.

Is it possible for both spouses to receive SSDI benefits?

Like many residents of Oklahoma, you and your spouse both work to support the family. While you do not mind going to the jobsite every day, you may eventually be unable to complete job tasks. If your husband or wife is in the same boat, you may wonder if you both can receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits

Begin the New Year with disability benefits support

The holidays are a happy and fun time of year for many Oklahoma residents. With time off of work, individuals may choose to travel or host loved ones and friends in their homes so that they can share in meals, gifts and love. However, not everyone who is not working over the holidays does so by choice. Men and women throughout the country who live with disabilities may be unable to secure or hold down the jobs they need to get by.

What is a compassionate allowance?

Any disability can effect an Oklahoma resident's life and may keep them from getting or holding down a job. If a person's disabling condition meets the definition of a disability, as set by the Social Security Administration, they may be entitled to receive disability benefits. However, for many individuals who apply for disability support from the Social Security Administration, an assessment or evaluation of their disability evidence must be completed before they are granted help.

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