Disability benefits can give you financial help when a health condition makes it hard to work. The money covers living costs and medical bills. In Oklahoma, you have some options like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or Workers’ Compensation. Even though a disability can be tough, these benefits can lend a hand and make ends meet.
Eligibility for Disability Pay in Oklahoma
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI is a federal program that offers financial assistance to people who are disabled, elderly, or visually impaired and are in a state of financial need due to a lack of resources. In order to be eligible for SSI, a person must have a disability that limits their ability to work and earn money, in addition to limited financial resources. The amount of SSI benefits an individual can receive depends on several factors, such as income, location, and other variables. Unmarried individuals and married couples can receive up to $914 and $1,371 a month, respectively.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Security offers financial help to people who cannot work due to a disability. To be eligible for SSDI in Oklahoma, the following conditions must be met:
- You must have an injury or disability preventing you from working
- You must be younger than 65
- You must have worked and paid Social Security taxes for a number of years
SSDI benefits you can get in Oklahoma depend on your average earnings. The most you can get per month is $3,627. Since applying for SSDI can be a long, frustrating process, hire a lawyer to act in your stead for the best results.
Applying for Disability Benefits in Oklahoma
If you wish to apply for Social Security Disability Income and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you have two options available. Firstly, you may complete an application form on the Social Security Administration’s website, or secondly, you may contact their toll-free number or visit one of their offices in person.
The Social Security Law Center assists in navigating the complicated procedure of obtaining disability benefits. Our team consists of experienced lawyers and staff with a successful track record and a thorough understanding of disability law. By hiring our lawyers, you access the guidance and support required to enhance the chances of a successful application.