You may have heard that it is easier to get approved for disability benefits if you are over the age of 50. This is actually true. When determining whether or not somebody is disabled Social Security is primarily going to look at two things. First, they will determine what limitations an individual has because of their disabilities. Second, they will determine what, if any, jobs then would be able to handle with their limitations.

How Does Age Affect My Disability Claim?

SSA recognizes that as you age, it gets more difficult to work. This is particularity true for jobs you have little to no experience in. They also recognize that often employers do not want to hire those reaching retirement age. Because of this, they make allowances for those applying for disability who are over the age of 50.

When determining what jobs you can handle, Social Security is going to look at both disabilities and age. For anyone over 50 years old, SSA will find that their age will affect the type of work they can handle. This makes it easier to be approved for disability benefits.

Call a Disability Lawyer

Applying for disability benefits can seem overwhelming. This is where the attorneys at Mountain West Disability can help you. We will ensure all of your paperwork gets filed correctly and quickly. We will also do everything we can to make sure you have the best possible case. If your claim goes to the hearing level one of our experienced SSDI lawyers will advocate for you at your disability hearing. There is $0 up front and we will only accept a fee if we are able to win you the disability benefits you deserve. Call today for your free evaluation.

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