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Qualifying for Social Security Disability

Posted on :March 4, 2015ByLowenstein Disability Lawyers

One of the most common questions that any Palmdale disability lawyer hears about Social Security disability is, am I disabled enough to qualify for benefits? Answering this can be somewhat tricky.


There are many factors taken into account by the Social Security disability process before a claim is approved. In general, however, as your Palmdale disability lawyer will tell you, it gets easier to qualify the older you get. The regulations are broken up into tiers of certain age groups, and the older you are, the easier the burden of proving that you are disabled.

Age as a Factor in Qualifying

Generally, a Palmdale disability attorney knows that starting at age 45 claimants have a fighting chance of being found disabled. It is a little easier for those unable to read English. Once a claimant reaches 45, their chances improve, and so on for ages 50, 55, and 60.

The most likely group to qualify as a lawyer knows is those who are 55 and up and cannot perform any job that they have held in the last 15 years. But even those over 50, if they have a severe impairment, may qualify for benefits. It depends on several factors.

Even those under 45 might qualify if they are particularly impaired. The key test that your Palmdale disability lawyer will ask you is whether you can do any jobs you have previously done, or if you are able to work full-time at all.

Even if you are completely unable to work, it is still possible to be found “not disabled” under the regulations. There are a lot of complexities and nuance to the rules that your Palmdale disability attorney can explain.

For Legal Assistance with Your Claim

Get the help you need to file a Social Security disability claim. Call Palmdale disability lawyer Janna Lowenstein at 800-954-7752.


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