Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tulsa Disability Attorney Discuss Disability Benefits and Children

Most people who qualify for disability benefits are adults who have worked for years, paying taxes into the Social Security Administration (SSA). Those people receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI). However, it is possible for a child to receive disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program under some circumstances. Children from birth to age 18 who suffer from a disability, illness or condition may receive benefits if: The child’s disability is listed in the Blue Book, the SSA’s database of recognized conditions that qualify for benefits. The child’s parents have income and resources that meet the SSA’s limits Some adult children may also qualify for disability benefits through SSDI even after they reach the age of 18. To receive benefits as an adult child: The person’s impairment or condition is listed in the SSA Blue Book. The person’s disability began before the age of…
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Tulsa Disability Lawyers Discuss When Recipients Move to Another State

On Wednesday we discussed applying for disability benefits in one state. What happens when a person is approved for benefits but then moves to another state? If you receive your monthly benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, then your benefits should not be affected at all. If you receive benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, your benefits may change after an interstate move. If you receive SSDI benefits, make sure to contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) and update them with your new location. If your checks are deposited electronically, there should be no problem. However, if you receive SSI payments, your state supplementary payment may change. This is a small amount that an individual state chooses to add onto a resident’s monthly SSI payment, and it varies state-to-state. If your old state paid you a supplement but you move to one of the eight…
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Tulsa Disability Attorney: Applying for Benefits in Oklahoma

The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows each state to handle certain aspects of the disability evaluation and appeal process for those who are applying for disability benefits. For the most part, applying for disability benefits in Oklahoma does not look much different than applying from any other state, but there are a few statistics and prcedures unique to the state. In the state of Oklahoma, all applications filed in the state travel to the Disability Determination Division (DDD), which is part of the Department of Rehabilitative Services. They handle all incoming applications for benefits, whether the person has applied for benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. In Oklahoma, about 28.6 percent of all applicants receive an approval in the first stage. This is slightly lower than the national average, which is 32.1 percent. Once applicants move on to the hearing…
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Troutman & Troutman, P.C.

We wish you the very best this holiday season. Be merry, stay safe and have fun! Troutman & Troutman, P.C. - Tulsa Social Security disability attorneys

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