Social Security Disability

When you are looking for a Social Security Disability attorney in Claremore, consider Abby Law Offices Inc.  Social Security can provide a safety net to those who are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition.  Lawyer J. Todd Willhoite has helped many people obtain their benefits who were first turned down for Social Security Disability or SSI.

Social Security has two programs for those who are disabled:

  • Social Security Disability, and
  • SSI

Both have the same test for disability.

Statistics from Social Security show that in 2007 sixty-five percent of those who applied for disability were initially denied benefits.  Of those people who were denied benefits, thirteen percent received benefits at the reconsideration stage.  After a denial at the reconsideration stage, the next step is to request an Administrative Law  Judge to hear the case.  Of those people who were denied initially and who were denied at the reconsideration stage, 62% of them received benefits from the Administrative Law Judge.  Of course, each case must stand on its own merits.

Social Security has specific rules for determining whether a person is entitled to benefits.  The rules and the evidence required can be complicated.  If you have a physical or mental condition, or a combination of both, that prevents you from being able to work, then you should apply for Social Security benefits through your local Social Security office, or by calling Social Security at their phone number, 1-800-772-1213.  If you are denied benefits, you should immediately contact an attorney who is experienced and practices in the area of Social Security Disability such as J. Todd Willhoite.  Call our law office at (918) 341-3101 for a free consultation on your disability case.  If you wait too long you may loose your right to receive benefits.