Tulsa Area Disability Lawyer Amy Hart
JAG Officer and Private Attorney
If you are no longer able to work due to a disability, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn. Whether you are filing your initial SSDI claim or need to apply for military disability benefits, an attorney experienced with the application process can help make sure you get the benefits you may be entitled to. At the Hart Law Office, PC in Bartlesville and Tulsa, we represent injured people in northeastern Oklahoma (including Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, and Owasso) and military personnel nationwide. Contact the Hart Law Office, PC today for a consultation and review of your potential claim for disability benefits.
If you are considering applying for SSDI, SSI, VA, or military disability benefits, you may be entitled to benefits from multiple sources. A current JAG Corps officer in the Air Force Reserves and a former JAG Corps officer in the Army National Guard herself, attorney Amy K. Hart represents service members from any branch of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, active, reserves or retired. We handle military disability benefit cases before the informal or formal boards (medical evaluation or physical evaluation boards) on an hourly rate, meaning you pay hourly fees plus expenses. We handle SSDI and VA Appeals on a contingency basis, which means you won't have to pay any legal fees unless we are able to obtain benefits you are entitled to by law.
Social Security Disability Insurance Claims
If you have been injured or have developed a serious health problem and will not be able to work for at least a year, you may be eligible for Social Security disability insurance, or SSDI. It is key to get a lawyer involved early on to protect your benefits. We handle both the initial filing for benefits and appeals of benefits that have been denied.
For qualifying injuries and disabilities, you may be eligible for 100% of benefits from the date of your accident or the onset of your disabling disease. We also help clients obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Obtaining Military Disability Benefits
We help members of the military claim or appeal their VA benefits and medical disability pay. If you are currently on profile or sick leave, an attorney familiar with the military disability benefits program can help you apply for and receive the long-term care you deserve. It is critical to involve an experienced attorney right away, because mistakes could get you washed out of the system, ending your legitimate claim.
Military personnel are eligible for two types of benefits: VA benefits and military disability retirement pay. Your benefits level will be based on your military disability rating, which is determined by the extent of your injuries, which may include:
- Combat injuries
- Traumatic head injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Symptoms of head injuries
- Adverse reactions to immunizations (especially Anthrax vaccinations)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues
Attorney Hart is experienced and successful helping military clients obtain their disability benefits. If your initial claim for military disability benefits has been denied or you have been rated at less than your desired rating, it is essential to act quickly . With the MEB and PEB, you typically only have 10 days to appeal the informal board ruling.
In addition to VA and military disability retirement benefits, you may also be eligible for Social Security disability insurance. In fact, there is a priority at the Social Security Administration (SSA) for injured or wounded warriors and military casualties. If your disability rating is at or close to 100%, we can process your SSDI benefits claim—sometimes in less than 6 months. Our current fastest approval record is 59 days.
Both injured civilians and military personnel may be entitled to benefits if they are suffering a debilitating injury or disease. At the Hart Law Office,P.C., we are here to help. Contact us today for a initial consultation and review of your potential SSDI/SSI or military disability benefits claim. Because SSDI/SSI and VA Appeals are handled on a contingency fee basis, those initial consultations are free. Military disability (MEB / Medical Evaluation Board, or PEB / Physical Evaluation Board) consultations are based on our hourly rates, plus expenses. If you have a variety of issues, you may be charged an initial consultation fee.