SSDI Oklahoma Eligibility
Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance is dependent on numerous factors. That said, understanding these factors can help you avoid the common pitfalls related to SSDI denials.
As per research, many first-time SSDI applicants are initially declined, although they qualify. In this guide, we’ll explain the requirements and provide tips to improve your chances of approval.
We Help Our Clients Understand What SSDI is All About
So, what is SSDI? In layman’s terms, it’s a government-funded program to help disabled people financially. This financial aid shouldn’t be confused with Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
SSDI is typically based on the applicant’s financial need. On the other hand, SSI is based on your work history and contributions to the Social Security system.
We Help Our Clients Understand the SSDI Eligibility Criteria in Oklahoma
To be eligible for SSDI in Oklahoma, applicants must meet the following conditions:
Sufficient Work Credits
Work credits are based on the number of years the applicant has worked and how much they’ve earned.
Minimum Medical Requirements
The Social Security Administration officers have the mandate of reviewing medical evidence submitted by applicants. After the review, they decide whether you meet their definition of disability. Here’s what you need to meet:
- You must have a disability or medical condition that prevents you from doing substantial work.
- Engaging in your previous job is no longer feasible due to a disability or severe medical condition.
- Your disability or medical condition must be terminal or have lasted or be expected to least a year.
We Can Help You with SSDI Application
After helping you meet the eligibility conditions, we assist you in gathering all the necessary documents. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Medical records
- Employment History
- Review your SSDI contribution by year
- Personal identification
If you’ve come this far, it’s important to let you know that the application process can be complicated and challenging. However, we can help you increase your chances of success by walking with you every step of the way. Talk to us today.
Has Your Application Been Denied? We Can Help!
As aforementioned, many first-time applicants aren’t approved for different reasons. Fortunately, you still stand a chance even if you’ve been declined. We’ll appeal your case and furnish the SSA with additional details to fortify your claim.
The appeals process allows you to present more evidence or correct any mistakes that may have been made. So if your claim is initially denied, you still have another chance to fight for what you deserve.
We Are Oklahoma’s Reliable SSDI-Focused Lawyers
Navigating SSDI eligibility in Oklahoma can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Social Security Law Center is here to help.
The Social Security Law Center has helped many applicants understand the criteria for SSDI eligibility and make informed decisions. Get in touch today at 918.388.7752 and schedule a free consultation.