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Could a post or tweet lead to lost disability benefits?

There is no denying the fact that social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have drastically changed the ways that people communicate and interact. Through their social media accounts Oklahoma residents can keep in touch with their friends and loved ones, keep up on the news and offer their opinions on current event topics. It is an excellent way to share with others, but also a pervasive way for others to learn about strangers.

What is a trial work period?

Previous posts here have discussed a wide variety of topics related to disability benefits and the process of securing them from the Social Security Administration. A disabling illness or injury can be a major hurdle for Oklahoma residents to overcome in their efforts to live independently and make their own way. For some, finding work despite their disabilities may be a goal that they wish to achieve.

What happens if it is possible for a disability to get better?

Previous posts here have discussed how individual disability claims may be reviewed after they have been approved. Reviews are done to ensure that individuals are getting the support that they need, but also to ensure that individuals who are capable of working are seeking other means of financial support besides their SSDI payments. When a person is approved for disability benefits their ailment may be identified as one that will possibly improve, and that identification may influence when the person's case review is performed.

Factors considered during disability determination

Living with a disability can be a challenge for Oklahoma residents, particularly if they are unable to work because of their condition. Because individuals who suffer from disabling illnesses, injuries and impairments may not be able to support themselves by working, the Social Security Administration offers disability benefits to those who qualify. However, due to the many factors that are considered during a disability determination, disabled individuals may find that their claim for disability benefits has been rejected.

Hearing loss as a disabling condition

Individuals who have the full function of their five senses may take for granted the small smells, sounds and sights that they are exposed to each day. When Oklahoma residents lose the capacity to use one or more of their senses, their world may dull and their capacity to function in it may diminish. This is particularly true of hearing loss, a serious condition that can rob a person of their ability to hold down a job.

Reviews after rejections for disability benefits can be slow

Getting disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can be a life-saving event for an Oklahoma resident. When a person cannot work due to a disabling physical or mental disorder, they may struggle to provide themselves with the most basic of necessities, such as shelter and food. Therefore, receiving a timely review of one's application or appeal may be imperative.

A disability may prevent an employee from working

Accidents and illnesses can keep Oklahoma residents from getting to their places of employment and doing the jobs they were hired to do. It is an unfortunate truth that workplace accidents cost employers millions of dollars each year and force workers to make difficult decisions about how they will pay for all of their needs while off of their jobs. For some, workers' compensation may be an option for getting financial help until they are ready to work once more.

Who decides if I can work despite my disability?

A disability that limits a person's capacity to engage in work functions -- such as moving, sitting and remembering -- and that lasts for at least one year may qualify an Oklahoma resident for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. However, a person must do more than prove that they are disabled to get disability benefits. They must also submit to inquiries regarding their ability to do past work or to transition into other forms of work that may accommodate their disabling conditions.

A disability benefits' denial need not be the end of the fight

To suffer from a disability is to be limited in what a person can physically or mentally accomplish. While some Oklahoma residents are born with conditions that are considered disabling, others suffer from illnesses or injuries that render their bodies and minds in affected states that cause them to become disabled. However, one arrives at their state of disability, they may quickly discover how hard it is to support themselves on their own.

What is the Disability Determination Process?

There are many different diseases and ailments that may prevent Oklahoma residents from finding and keeping wage-earning jobs. The Social Security Administration offers a multitude of guidance on how different disorders and injuries may be assessed with regard to whether they amount to disabilities for the purposes of permitting benefits. However, the Disability Determination Process (DDP) may be confusing to men and women who are planning to begin the application process.

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