In the United States, Social Security is the commonly used term for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program, which is administered by the Social Security Administration. The original Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935, and the current version of the Act, as amended, encompasses several social welfare and social insurance programs.
Social Security is one of the most important benefits for millions of Americans, especially those with a disability that can cause extreme financial stress. A Social Security law firm in Tulsa can help with issues regarding social security disability.
Who Can Qualify for Disability Benefits
Any individual who can show that they are disabled and can meet the other requirements can qualify for disability benefits. Certain family members can qualify. This may include survivor’s benefits, disabled widow/widowers, and dependents. Disabled children may also qualify for benefits through a different program.
What Medical Conditions Can Cause a Disability
There is a plethora of medical conditions that can cause a disability, but some common ones are: back problems, cancer–along with its treatments–, heart disease and stroke, mental health conditions, nervous system disorders, endocrine disorders, blood disorders, immune system disorders, digestive system disorders, skin conditions, and breathing disorders.
Reasons to Be Denied Benefits
Most claims are initially denied for many different reasons. Some of these include but are not limited to: an impairment that is not expected to last, an impairment that is not considered severe, the person is able to perform normal work tasks, ongoing drug and alcohol addiction, insufficient medical evidence, failing to follow medically-prescribed treatment, the individual makes inconsistent statements to the Social Security Administration, and/or the waited too long to file.
If you or someone you love is having trouble with the Social Security Administration regarding disability benefits, please contact the Social Security law firm in Tulsa. They not only specialize in these types of cases but will fight to the fullest extent of the law for the client’s best interest. Feel free to visit Sslcnow.com for more information and to schedule your first consultation.