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Our Palmdale Social Security Attorney Speaks on the Rules of Disability Benefits

Posted on :April 9, 2015Byjpadmin

Palmdale Social Security AttorneyIf you have been injured or become ill to the point where you are no longer able to work as you once did, our Palmdale Social Security attorney may be able to assist you. There are various rules used by the Social Security Administration to determine your eligibility for disability benefits. Most rules apply to the impairments that make it difficult to stand, sit, walk, lift heavy items or perform tasks with your hands. The rules governing mental impairments are more complex.


If you are no longer able to do certain types of manual labor due to a physical condition, your Palmdale disability lawyer may be able to help you determine what it will take to win your disability claim. Some of the most common rules relate to your age. If you are under the age of 50, you must prove that you are unable to do a mostly sedentary job, or one that allows you to alternate between standing and sitting. You must prove that you are not only unable to perform such a job but that no employer would hire you as well. If you are between the ages of 50 and 54, you may have to prove that you are unable to perform light work that involves being on your feet for most of the day while lifting no more than 20 pounds. Even though if you are able to perform a desk job, you may still be found to be disabled. If you are over the age of 55, it is easier to apply for disability. In general, you must prove that you are unable to perform medium work, which involves standing on your feet for most of the day. This work also involves lifting 25 pounds on a frequent basis with occasional lifts of 50 pounds. Your attorney may be able to help you prove what you are and are not able to do. Most judges do not request an explanation of not being able to perform any type of work and will require a more nuanced perspective on your limitations. You will have the chance to deliver this explanation to the judge during the testimony portion of your disability hearing. During your hearing, your lawyer may provide you with guidance, but you should have a thorough understanding of your own limitations and be able to effectively communicate them.

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Call Lowenstein Disability Lawyers, a Law Corporation today at (800) 954-7752 to work with a Palmdale disability lawyer you can trust.

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