Social Security Disability
Tulsa Social Security Disability Lawyer
File or Appeal SSD & SSDI Claims in Oklahoma
The attorneys at The Law Office of Michael R. Green, PLLC are here to help you with your Social Security Disability claim or appeal. From our office in Tulsa, OK, we help people throughout Oklahoma whose Social Security Disability claims have been denied. If you have suffered an injury and can no longer work, turn to our trusted team for assistance. We have helped thousands of people in Oklahoma recover disability benefits for their injuries, losses, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Who Qualifies for Oklahoma Social Security Disability?
Oklahoma Social Security disability benefits are paid to:
- Workers who have long-term impairments that preclude any gainful work, regardless of whether the disability arose on or off the job.
- Workers who are unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least a year or result in death.
The injury or condition has to be severe enough that the worker is not only unable to do his or her previous work but is also unable to do any other type of substantial gainful work. Social Security disability benefits begin after a 5-month waiting period.
Average Amounts of Oklahoma Disability Benefits
The amount of benefits in Oklahoma and Nationwide that Social Security paid in wage-replacement benefits to disabled workers and their dependents in 2008 was over $176 billion. Employer and employee each pay 5.3 percent of wages for Social Security’s Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and 0.9 percent for Disability Insurance. Thus, the total paid for Disability Insurance is 1.8 percent of taxable wages.
Am I eligible for Oklahoma disability benefits?
- In Oklahoma, if you have worked and paid Social Security taxes for five out of the last 10 years, and are now totally disabled due to illness or injury, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
- To be eligible for Social Security benefits in Oklahoma your condition must be one that will last, or is expected to last, 12 months or longer or end in death. Second, you must able to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you cannot perform your former job or any other type of work now that you are disabled.
Pursue the Benefits You Need with an Experienced Team
If you have questions about filing a claim or would like to appeal a denial, contact our law firm for more information. We have helped countless people effectively secure the benefits that they need.
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