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What If A Person Trying To Get SSDI/SSI Benefits Is Over 50?

Earning Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is based on many factors, mainly involving your physical and mental health. While you are trying to earn these benefits, you need to prove that your disability is real and keeps you from earning income. An attorney who understands all the relevant information about this application will be able to use everything they can to aid you.

Here at Brod Disability Law, our North Carolina team has been aiding clients to earn their SSDI/SSI benefits for years, and we help present every factor of their cases. One of the more overlooked factors is age. The government has special rules for applicants based on their age. We can help you review your unique case to determine if you qualify for any of these rules.

What May Apply To You

The general idea behind your age is that the older you are, the harder it is to earn income even without any other factors like disability. There are several age brackets in which you may fall, each with different considerations:

  • 49 and under – There are typically no extra considerations for this age range. There are some exceptions that may include those in the age range of 45-49.
  • 50-54 – You are now a beneficial factor in your disability claim. At this stage, a major impairment may limit your work, and your age may keep you from learning another skill.
  • 55 and older – Your age becomes a major benefit for your claim, as it has a serious impact on your ability to work and adjust to other work.

If you are over the age of 60, the government has additional considerations and special rules for you.

While it is notoriously difficult to earn SSDI/SSI benefits, the Social Security Administration has special rules for who is eligible for benefits for all types of considerations, including age. We work with you to gain a thorough understanding of your unique case. Once we have a firm grasp on what brings you to us, we present your appeal to the government.

Let Our Experience Be Your Guide

There is a mountain of red tape and paperwork between you and a decision about your appeal, each with its own deadline. If you have a disability, everyday tasks may be hard enough for you. Let us take on this project for you.

If you are ready to begin fighting for the income you need, contact us by emailing us here or by calling any of our offices below:

With us, you are one of the family, and you are never alone with us at your side. We offer free initial consultations, so come on in today, and see what we can do for you.