Applying for SSDI benefits can be a long process. The Oklahoma City disability lawyers at Colbert Cooper Hill are your Wolf Pack™, and we’ve got your back. Whether you’re in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ardmore, or anywhere in Oklahoma, we will treat you like a member of our own pack and be here to answer all of your disability benefits questions. Call us today at (405) 218-9200 to get started with a free case review.
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The Wolf Pack™ is here to help you through the process of filing for Social Security Disability benefits!
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Your Oklahoma City Disability Lawyers
Call Us. We'll Take It from There.
Let our disability attorneys handle the hard part so you can focus on living your life while we fight for the financial assistance you deserve.
We're Your Trusted Guide.
We’ll keep you updated on your application. Touching base is always just a phone call away. We will be with you every step of the way, no matter how long your case takes.
No Upfront Costs. Really.
Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you pay us only if you qualify for benefits. It costs you nothing to have us start your disability benefits claim.
Social Security Disability Benefits are Notoriously Complex
Living with a mental or physical disability often leaves you with little time for anything else. Maybe you’ve been putting off filing for SSDI because you don’t know where to start. Or, maybe you’re not sure if you’re “disabled” by the Social Security Administration’s standards. Whatever your questions are, we’re here to answer them.
And when you work with us, you’re not just hiring a social security disability attorney — you’re joining our Wolf Pack™. We’re devoted to your case and will pursue any disability benefits you may be entitled to with the aggression and fierceness only a wolf can.
Are you ready to speak with an Oklahoma City Disability Lawyer?
From filing your disability claim to appealing a denial, our disability lawyers are ready to help you fight for the financial assistance you’re owed.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has strict rules for qualifying for SSDI benefits. In most cases, you must meet the following criteria:
Your disability — which can be a physical or mental impairment — must prevent you from engaging in “substantial gainful activity.” This is the language the SSA uses when they talk about earning money from a job. In order to qualify, your disability:
- Prevents you from doing the work you were able to do before.
- Inhibits you from doing other kinds of work due to your condition.
- Must have lasted or is expected to last at least 12 continuous months, or is expected to result in death.
You must have worked at a job that contributed to Social Security.
- “Work Credits” are credits you receive when a portion of your taxes goes to the SSA through your employment. In order to receive SSDI, you must have first accumulated enough Work Credits.
- The amount of credits you need in order to qualify for SSDI is dependent on your age.
Applying for Disability Benefits? The Wolf Pack™ Can Help!
If you’re struggling with your application or appeal for Social Security disability benefits, the Wolf Pack™ is here for you. Contact us to share your story!
How Can a Lawyer Help?
The Social Security disability process can be challenging to navigate, and you may be dealing with limitations caused by your disability. With so much stacked against you, you could be at a disadvantage that affects your ability to receive the benefits you need. In the chance that you are initially denied your benefits, you will need the support of someone who knows how to apply for an appeal and build your strongest possible case to give you your best chance at approval.
Our experienced Oklahoma City disability lawyers will take care of those challenges for you. Our team can compile all the evidence to build your strongest case, guide you through the paperwork and process, and make sure you have the best chance at the maximum possible compensation. Your lawyer will also help you keep up with important deadlines and update you every step of the way. Let us be your loyal advocates in this fight for the benefits you deserve. Get The Wolf Pack™ on your side today!
What Comes Next?
Online Case Review
All you have to do is call or fill out the online form to share your story with The Wolf Pack.™ Our experienced team of attorneys is here to listen and help you navigate your best course of action. If you have a case, we’ll get right to work for you.
Your lawyer will compile all the documentation you need, such as the doctor’s testimonies and medical records, to build the strongest case possible.
Court and Appeals
If your disability claim is rejected at first, your lawyer will handle all the paperwork and represent you before the court so you have your best chance at seeking your benefits.
The Social Security disability claims process can take time, but your lawyer will keep you updated every step of the way. If your claim is approved, we will get to work immediately so you receive your benefits as soon as possible.
Social Security Disability FAQs
Why should I hire an attorney?
A social security disability lawyer will help you make sure your paperwork is complete and that there are no errors. This may reduce the chance of getting a denial. Remember, there are no upfront costs for hiring one of our disability attorneys. We only get paid if you are approved for SSDI benefits. You have nothing to lose by speaking with one of our attorneys.
I filed on my own and my claim was denied. Can you help?
Yes, we may be able to help you if you were denied disability benefits in the past. Unfortunately, it’s not that uncommon for social security disability benefits to be denied. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of incomplete paperwork or errors. We’ll file your appeal and pursue any disability benefits you may be entitled to.
How long can I receive benefits for?
If you become able to work and/or no longer meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled”, your benefits may stop or be reduced. Otherwise, disability benefits will be paid throughout your lifetime. When you reach your full retirement age, your Social Security benefits will convert to retirement benefits.
Can I work while receiving SSDI benefits?
In general, SSDI beneficiaries cannot engage in “substantial gainful activity” (SGA) and continue to receive benefits. However, there are exceptions to this. You can learn more about what work you may be able to do while receiving benefits in a free consultation.
What's the difference between social security disability benefits and supplemental security income?
Social Security disability and supplemental security income differ in several ways. Social Security disability insurance is funded by employment taxes and the benefit amount is based on the worker’s earnings. The supplemental security income program is funded by general taxes and is based on an individual’s limited income and resources.
If I get disability benefits and reach retirement age, will I get extra payments?
Your Social Security disability benefits switch over to retirement benefits when you reach full retirement age. In some cases, you can actually receive both retirement and disability benefits, such as if you retire early and have a disability. If you have questions about your specific payments, our team can look over your benefits so you aren’t stranded with any financial surprises.
How long does it take to get a response on my disability application?
The time you wait for your decision on disability benefits depends on many factors, including the nature of your disability, how quickly you compile evidence from your doctors, and how long your application takes to review. When you have one of our lawyers on your side, your case will stay organized and thorough so that you may receive any owed benefits as quickly as possible.
What if my claim has been denied?
If your Social Security disability claim has been denied, it’s important to appeal immediately. You only have 60 days following your denial to file your appeal. Many disability claim denials miss the appeal deadline, which could mean that you will not be eligible for those benefits. If you want to file an appeal, it’s best to hire an experienced attorney, such as one of our Wolf Pack™ attorneys, as soon as possible to help you.