Cutting through the Red Tape: How an OKC Disability Lawyer Can Help You
If you’re unable to work due to an injury, illness, or other medical condition, there may be federal disability benefits available to you and your family. However, navigating the complex application process can be daunting on your own. That’s where an Oklahoma City Social Security Lawyer from Wirth Law Office can help.
The Wirth Law Office team can assist you in determining if you have a case for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and guide you through the bureaucratic maze of rules and regulations.
A single mistake can jeopardize your application, potentially denying you access to much-needed disability income. When you’re unable to work, you can’t afford to take that risk. Our Oklahoma City disability attorneys can answer your questions and provide the guidance you need to submit a successful application.
Determining Your Eligibility for Benefits
Federal law imposes strict criteria for determining eligibility for government disability benefits. You may qualify if you’re unable to work due to a medical condition that medical experts say will last at least one year or result in death. However, eligibility depends on a variety of factors unique to your situation.
The Social Security Administration has a 5-step test for determining eligibility that considers factors such as your current employment status, the severity of your medical condition, and your ability to perform your previous work or other types of work. An Oklahoma City disability attorney can help you understand how these factors apply to your case.
- Are you currently working?
- Is your medical problem/condition severe?
- Is your medical problem on the government’s List of Impairments?
- Can you do the same work you did before?
- Can you possibly do any other type of work?
It’s not just a simple “yes” or “no” answer for all of the questions that are listed above. That’s why discussing your unique situation with a qualified SSI/SSDI attorney at our firm can help you determine the next steps for applying for possible benefits.
Consult with Wirth Law Office Today
If you’re considering applying for disability benefits, don’t go it alone. Contact the Wirth Law Office Oklahoma City attorney for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Call us at 405-888-5400 or enter your legal question or concern in the form at the top right of this page, and we’ll be in touch promptly. Let us help you cut through the red tape and get the benefits you deserve.