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Disabled Seniors Guide to Retiring in Oklahoma

By    |   Tuesday, 09 Jun 2015 06:10 PM

For seniors who are disabled, retirement in Oklahoma not only offers a low cost of living, it also comes with financial and other incentives specifically for seniors or people with disabilities. By finding out which programs you’re entitled to, you can cut your tax bill or obtain assistance with everything from in-home care to rehabilitation programs. However, there are some cons to living in the Sooner State that disabled seniors need to be aware of. By preparing for these potential obstacles, you can determine the best way to address them, allowing you to make the most of your retirement. If you’re a disabled senior spending your retirement in Oklahoma, follow these tips:

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  1. Find Out if you Qualify For Tax Breaks - The Oklahoma Bar Association notes several tax breaks available to people who are disabled or older than age 65. This includes sales tax relief, which qualifies you for a tax refund even if you didn’t pay income tax.
  2. Find a Doctor Early - It can be difficult to find a doctor in Oklahoma, a problem for anyone but especially for seniors with disabilities who might need frequent medical care. According to the website OklahomaWatch, the state has just 76 doctors per 100,000 residents, well below the national average of national average of 220 doctors per capita. Almost every county in Oklahoma is federally designated a shortage area for primary health professionals.
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  4. Consider Transportation Needs - A disability can make it more difficult to get around, with some disabled seniors relying on public transportation because they can no longer drive. Only the state’s largest cities have bus systems, however, and those have very limited routes. In an evaluation of 290 cities for quality of public transportation, website FiveThirtyEight ranked Oklahoma’s two largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, as 261 and 235, respectively.
  5. Contact Agencies and Organizations Specifically for People Who Have Disabilities - Oklahoma has several groups that work on behalf of people with disabilities or provide assistance with financial, medical, employment, legal, and other issues. The Office of Disability Concerns is a statewide agency that connects people with groups who can offer assistance paying utility bills, providing meals, and other necessities. The Oklahoma Disability Law Center works for the rights of people with disabilities, addressing issues such as elder abuse and financial fraud, as well as violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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