How to Apply for Disability in Oklahoma

The Social Security Administration is the legal authority tasked with the management of disability benefits in the U.S. According to the SSA, disability refers to a physical or mental inadequacy that limits an individual from engaging in gainful work activities.

To meet the requirements of the SSA, an impairment must be terminal (expected to lead to death) or will persist for at least 12 months. Also, you can be eligible for disability benefits if you’re incapable of fulfilling your job obligations because of a disabling health condition and cannot engage in other work.

We Will Help You With Disability Benefits Application

The disability benefits application process is typically lengthy and can be frustrating. Our skilled and experienced lawyers at the Social Security Center will help you make a physical or an online application. Here are the steps to applying for disability benefits in Oklahoma:

  • Gather the necessary documents and information needed to apply for disability benefits
  • Fill out the application documents to the best of your knowledge
  • Submit the completed application—physically or online
  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews the application to determine your eligibility for disability benefits
  • The SSA requires a minimum number of working years to qualify for the SSDI benefits—5 out of the past 10 years
  • The SSA will evaluate your job and determine if you can still work
  • The SSA will process the application and forward it to the Oklahoma Disability Determination Services (DDS) office
  • The DDS office will determine whether you qualify for disability benefits

Application Mistakes to Avoid

Here are the common social security benefits application mistakes we can help you avoid:

  • Failing to provide sufficient medical evidence
  • Submitting a doctor’s report that contradicts the SSA’s definition of disability
  • Failing to provide evidence that adequately supports the inability to work
  • Submitting incomplete or incorrectly filled forms
  • Late submission of the application documents
  • Submitting the application documents to the wrong office

How We Can Help

Attorneys understand the application process, so they know the application errors to avoid. If by any chance a hearing is needed to resolve the application, we will support your claim in the following ways:

  • Collect medical evidence to prove your impairment
  • Protecting your rights to a fair hearing
  • Obtaining a medical report as per the SSA’s regulations
  • Submit a written request for a hearing with the Administration Law Judges
  • Cross-examine the vocational expert to evaluate your work readiness
  • Acquiring documents submitted along with your application to review SSA actions
  • Subpoena witnesses to attend your hearing or evidence needed
  • Cross-examining SSA witnesses during the hearing
  • Ensuring the SSA correctly calculates your disability benefits if you win
  • We will request the SSA Appeals Council to review the hearing verdict if you lose

Contact Us Today

You might be applying for social security benefits for the first time or your application has been declined. Whatever the scenario, our skilled and experienced attorneys at the Social Security Law Center have got you covered. Schedule a free consultation to understand how we can help you.