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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.

Some benefits can reduce Social Security disability payments

If an Oklahoma resident cannot work due to a disabling illness or injury, then they may seek the support of benefits programs like those offered by the Social Security Administration. Depending upon the nature of their ailments and their need, however, they may also receive compensation from others sources. Individuals who receive certain benefits outside of Social Security disability may be surprised to learn that their disability benefits could be reduced by their other forms of support.

What is a continuing disability review?

Individuals who frequently read the posts on this Oklahoma disability benefits blog may know that in order to qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration a person's impairment must be expected to last for at least 12 months. This means that short-term illnesses and injuries are generally not covered by the organization's benefits' programs. However, even if a person's disability is expected to endure for years or even their entire life, they should be aware that they may be required to continue to demonstrate their need for benefits.

How does a disability freeze help disability benefits recipients?

Individuals who receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration generally must have worked for a certain number of years prior to their disability prior to qualifying for access to such support. During the period in which they work credits are earned toward receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration and may be applied toward their disability benefits when they are unable to work. In most cases, a person's work history is used to assess just how much they may receive in support in the form of disability benefits.

What can I do if I think discrimination affected by SSD benefits?

Social Security disability benefits are often an important part of maintaining an individual's financial lifeline. Without them, Oklahoma residents who are unable to work may be left without the resources they need to secure housing, pay their utilities, and put food on their tables. While not every application for disability benefits will fulfill the requirements set forth by the Social Security Administration, individuals should not have their request for disability benefits denied due to discrimination.

Understanding Social Security's Ticket to Work program

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important government benefit that many Americans rely on when they lose their ability to work due to crippling and life-altering disabilities. Oklahoma residents who receive SSDI understand its critical role in the lives of men and women who cannot get out and make enough money on which to survive. A person can receive SSDI for their entire life if they qualify, though some individuals look for ways to regain some of their autonomy and find placements in the work force.

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

Understanding all of the acronyms that attach to different government programs can be confusing for individuals who just need help getting by. Particularly with regard to disability programs offered by the Social Security Administration, knowing what an Oklahoma resident may qualify for can be a tough matter to assess. This post will discuss a few of the differences that exist between Social Security's disability benefits program and supplemental income program.

Can a criminal record affect disability benefits?

A criminal record can be a detriment to a person's future capacity to find work. However, if a person with a criminal record is unable to work due to a disability, they may still be able to collect disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. There are certain legal issues though, that could prevent an Oklahoma resident from getting benefits due to their alleged criminal involvement.

What is the special SSI rule on blindness?

Under the rules of the Social Security Administration, blindness is more than just a person's complete lack of vision. It is also a significant limitation on a person's vision that cannot be corrected with surgery or glasses, contacts or other corrective lenses. Many people who meet the Social Security Administration's definition of blindness have significant trouble working and holding down a job.

Defining disability under the Social Security Administration

As readers of this Oklahoma City Social Security disability benefits legal blog are likely aware, disability benefits are often available to men and women who are not able to work because they suffer from disabling injuries, illnesses and medical conditions. In order to avail themselves to these benefits, individuals must first apply and meet the requirements of the Social Security Administration. One of the most important requirements that they must meet is the agency's definition of disability.

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