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How Are SSI Claims Decided?

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

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Our Oklahoma Disability Lawyers Explain the Different Factors That Can Affect Your SSI Claim

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that provides financial benefits to those who are unable to work due to a disabling physical or mental condition. Through this program, disabled individuals can obtain benefits to help support their everyday life.   (more…)

Can I Collect Both Social Security Retirement and Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Our Oklahoma Disability Attorneys Break Down the Rules to These Benefits

According to the Social Security Administration, in December of 2016, there were over 10 million people collecting disability benefits. While many Americans rely on these important benefits, navigating the application process – or any legal process for that matter – can be incredibly difficult and raise many questions.  (more…)

Three Common Reasons For A Social Security Disability Denial

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance to millions of Americans who are permanently unable to return work because of an illness or injury; however, it’s important to know that getting these Social Security Disability benefits can often be a complicated and arduous process. In fact, a Social Security Disability denial is issued to as many as 65 percent of initial claims the SSA receives. (more…)

Social Security Disability Benefit Payments Expected To Rise Next Year

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

Making ends meet on Social Security Disability benefits can be a struggle. Payments may only be a fraction of the income an individual is used to, but must still be used to pay the same bills they did while they were working and before they were disabled. That’s why many of the nearly 70 million recipients from the program were relieved to find out their benefit payments will be increasing slightly next year. (more…)

Veterans To Receive Expedited Processing Of Social Security Disability Claims

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Soldiers who are left unable to perform their job duties due to injuries or condition related to their military service are not only entitled to health care through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), but they may also be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits. A lack of communication and cooperation between these two organizations has led to numerous reports of soldiers and veterans struggling to get the benefits they are entitled to. (more…)