Burton & Banks, P.C.

We are here to help for Social Security Disability! Anywhere in Oklahoma!

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Firm Overview

Social Security Disability
Burton & Associates represents citizens who have become disabled
and who are unable to obtain gainful employment as a result of their
disability. If a person suffers from a medically determinable impairment
and is unable to work for a period of twelve months or is expected to
be unable to work for a period of twelve months, that person may be
eligible to receive Social Security Disability. Even if a disabled
person has not paid in enough social security, he or she may qualify for
what is known as Supplemental Security Income. Disabilities can have a
devastating effect on not only the disabled party but also his or her
family and we will be there when you need help. Below we have outlined
some basic rights which are currently available to someone who is
disabled. If we can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to
call or email with your questions. We're here to help!
Your rights
If you have a disability that will last for at least a year or result
in death, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability payments.
If you are disabled, then certain family members may also qualify for
benefits on your work record.
To qualify for disability benefits, you must have worked long enough
and recently enough under Social Security. You can earn up to a maximum
of four credits per year. The number of work credits needed for
disability benefits depends on your age when you become disabled.
Besides cash disability payments, you will receive Medicare after you
have been getting disability benefits for two years. Medicare helps pay
hospital and doctor bills.
Your benefits will continue as long as you are disabled. If you are
receiving disability benefits at age 65, they become retirement
benefits.
If you are receiving disability benefits and want to try to go back
to work, there are trial work periods that may extend your benefits
while you attempt to work.
We understand the bureaucracy of the Social Security Administration
and want to help you obtain disability benefits. We will assist in
completing the required paperwork, obtaining medical evidence and
presenting your case to the judge.
Our office is committed to providing personal courteous service to
our clients. Our fees are contingent upon recovery of benefits and in
most cases limited to 25% of your back pay up to a maximum of $6,000.00.
Should you ever need our assistance, please do not hesitate to call.

Other Offices


  • 1861 E. 15th St.
    Tulsa,  OK  74104

  • 122 N. Broadway
    Walters,  OK  73572

Athlea Adkisson

I originally started practicing social security disability while attending law school in 1995.  I have been practicing disability law with Burton & Associates for 3 years.  Our firm has over 35


I originally started practicing social security disability while attending law school in 1995.  I have been practicing disability law with Burton & Associates for 3 years.  Our firm has over 35 years total experience in this area of practice.  We are a small firm that believes in individual attention to our clients.  We are here to help!

License
  • Bar Number: Law
    Oklahoma , 1997
  • Bar Number: Law
    Arizona , 2004
Education
  • University of Oklahoma Law School
    Juris Doctor , 1997
    Norman, OK
  • Oklahoma State University
    B.S. , 1994
    Stillwater, OK

Athlea Adkisson

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Recent Decision Impacts Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain

Created On: 03/12/2010

In a recent federal court decision concerning social security disability benefits based on chronic severe pain, the court found that the judge is required to consider...

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