Older Age Makes it Easier to Prove Social Security Disability

By Douglas I. Friedman of Friedman Law Firm, P.C.

If you are over the age of 50, it is much easier to prove that you are entitled to Social Security Disability and SSI. The reason is that the law assumes that you are less able to adjust to new kinds of work as you get older. Things get even more favorable at age 55 and age 60.

For example, if you are age 50 and you have worked your whole life in jobs that required you to be on your feet most of the day, it is easier to prove your case for Social Security Disability. In this case you don’t have to be unable to do all types of work. If you can do a job that is seated all day, but you don’t have skills or education that could be used for seated work, you can be found disabled under Social Security rules.

Whether you meet the requirements for Social Security Disability is different for each person. No two cases are the same. So, we must learn about your education and work background, in addition to your medical condition, to advise you in a Social Security Disability case.

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