Social security disability claim

Social Security Disability Attorney

A serious injury can affect your ability to work short-term or even for the rest of your life, making it difficult to earn a livable wage. 

If you are disabled, social security disability attorney Joey Chiaf in Oklahoma City, OK, can help you receive fair disability benefits.

Do you meet the requirements for social security disability? 

Social security disability claim

Requirements to Qualify for Disability Benefits

 Disabling Condition 

The Social Security Administration office has a listing of impairments that are considered severe enough to qualify a person for disability. If your condition is listed, you may qualify. If not, the Social Security Administration will have to determine whether it is. 

Current Work Status

If you are currently still working and earning more than $1,220 every month, you will not qualify for disability.

Severity of Condition

To be considered disabled, your injury must prevent you from performing essential work-related functions such as lifting, sitting, walking, or thinking clearly for at least one year. 

Ability to Work Like Before 

If your disability prevents you from returning to the same job you held before, you may qualify. However, if you can return to your old job, your claim may be denied. 

Ability to Perform Other Work

Even if you cannot return to the same work you were performing before you were disabled, the Social Security Administration will investigate whether you can do any other type of work. If you can do other work, your claim may be disqualified. 

Speak to a Lawyer

On your own, you run the risk of having your claim denied. A lawyer can help you ensure that you correctly file a claim and improve your chances of earning disability benefits. Call Chiaf Law Offices in Oklahoma City at (405) 524-1501. 

Why should you hire an attorney if you are considering applying for disability? 

A Lawyer Can Help You: 

Simplify the Process

Applying for social security disability is not an easy process, and many filings are rejected because they are not filled out in a proper or timely manner. Hiring an attorney can improve your chances of getting your filing approved. 

File an Appeal

If your claim was denied, an attorney can help you plan and submit your second appeal. Joey Chiaf and his team are well-versed in social security disability law and can provide the knowledge and resources to strengthen your claim. 

Rebuild Your Life

A disabling injury can affect your ability to work and prevent you from participating in the activities you once loved. By helping you recover full and fair compensation, a lawyer can help you get back to your normal life as best as possible

Why should you hire the Chiaf Law Offices, P.C. team? 

We Stand Behind  Disabled Workers


Does your impairment qualify you for disability? 

  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • Asthma 
  • Chronic Heart Failure 
  • Chronic Liver Disease 
  • Chronic Respiratory Disorders 
  • Depressive Disorders 
  • Heart Transplant 
  • Joint Dysfunction 
  • Lupus
  • Neurocognitive Disorders 
  • Personality Disorders 
  • Psychotic Disorders 
  • Respiratory Failure 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spine Disorders 

However, there are many rules and specifications concerning each type of impairment. A lawyer at our Oklahoma City practice can help you dissect the complex social security laws and determine whether you are eligible for disability benefits. 

Has your claim been denied? 

You Are Not Alone The Majority of First-Time Claims Are Denied 

The national average of initial disability claims that are denied is 64%

*According to the Social Security Disability Center

Hiring a lawyer during your initial application or appeal can help you ensure the best possible outcomes for your claim. 

In addition to being disabled, are there other requirements for receiving disability benefits? 

The Amount of Time You've Worked  Can Also Influence Your Eligibility 

In order to qualify for disability benefits, you will need to have enough "work credits."

Work credit requirements change from year to year and from state to state, but they are based on how much income you've earned from wages or self-employment. 

In general, most disabled persons need 40 credits to qualify, and 20 of those credits should have been earned in the past 10 years. However, the requirements for younger disabled persons are different, and a lawyer with our Oklahoma City firm can help you determine whether you are eligible for benefits. 

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Chiaf Law Offices, P.C.

The attorneys at Chiaf Law Offices, P.C., in Oklahoma City have dedicated their professional careers to protecting injured Oklahomans. We have many years of practicing in these areas of injury law and Social Security Disability:

  • Workers' Compensation (37+ years) 
  • Personal Injury (37+ years) 
  • Social Security Disability (20 years) 

We offer free consultations for injured victims. To schedule your case review, request an appointment online or call us at (405) 524-1501.

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