As the seat of Comanche County in the southwestern region of Oklahoma, the city of Lawton is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, with nearly 97,000 residents. Lawton’s economy is largely dependent upon its proximity to Ft. Sill, which makes defense and military operations critical, but the government, retail trade and manufacturing sectors are also important.
Lawton is among the communities serviced by the Region 6 District Office of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Dallas, TX. The regional office reviews almost 3,300 new claims each year and handles the distribution of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for more than 150,00 people.
SSDI provides income for those who are unable to work as a result of long-term or complete disability. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must meet the SSA’s disability requirements and have accumulated sufficient work credits throughout the course of your employment over the decade prior to your application for benefits. If you do not meet the work credit requirements for receiving SSD benefits, you may still be eligible for SSI.
Apply for Lawton Social Security Disability Benefits
The Lawton disability application process is a long and complicated one, and applicants may go through several rounds of reviews. The SSA only approves 25 percent of initial claims reviewed by the regional office in the Dallas, leaving all other applicants with no choice but to request a second review. Only 7.5 percent of reconsidered claims are approved.
The majority of people who are initially denied benefits must proceed through the appeals process, which requires their cases are reviewed by an administrative law judge. This is also the reason the Dallas office has about 13,000 pending SSDI claims on its books at any given time for applicants from Oklahoma.
The most common reason for denial of Lawton Social Security Disability benefit claims is a lack of sufficient medical documentation, or the absence of specific and required medical test results. Hiring a Lawton Social Security attorney who is familiar with SSDI benefits is in your best interest. Doing so early in the disability application process can shorten your wait for a decision and make it more likely you’ll be approved for benefits.
Listed below is the Social Security office which accepts Lawton disability applications:
Lawton Social Security Disability Office
1610 SW Lee Blvd,
Lawton, OK 73501
Lawton Social Security Disability Resources
In order to be found eligible for disability benefits, you must show you’ve received ongoing medical care for any disabling conditions. This can be quite challenging when you have limited income. Here are some free and low cost Lawton disability resources for receiving medical treatment.
Lawton Community Health Center
3811 W Gore Blvd, Suite 6,
Lawton, OK 73505-6328
Hearts That Care Volunteer Health Clinic
304 SW A Ave,
Lawton, OK 73507
Your Lawton Disability Claim
Ensuring all of the right documentation is present in your case file, including the appropriate medical records, is critical to a favorable determination on SSDI benefit eligibility. Before you submit your initial application, you should consider getting a free case evaluation from a Lawton Social Security attorney.
A Lawton disability attorney will review your application and all the documentation of your case and make sure your file is as sound and thorough as possible in order to increase your chances of receiving benefits. A Lawton disability attorney can also argue your case at the appeal hearing, if necessary, and help you prepare for testifying in front of the administrative law judge.
Disability attorneys charge no fees upfront and are only paid if you receive SSD benefits. To learn more about hiring a Lawton Social Security Disability attorney or to receive a free case evaluation, click here