Is Age a Factor When Filing For Disability?

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The Social Security Administration defines disability as the inability to earn wages due to a medical condition that is expected to last for at least a year or result in death. As you can see there is no limitations to age if you meet the conditions set forth above.  That being said, at a certain age, that age being 50, the rules change a bit.

When you turn 50 and anytime after that point, you do not have to be incapable of performing any work due to your medical condition.  Instead, depending on your education, and past work experience, you only have to show the Social Security Administration that you are capable of work in a certain exertion category such as a sedentary position.

If you have been denied disability benefits, call Campbell & Associates for a free consultation. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Rock Hill, SC our experienced Social Security Attorneys are here to assist you in these difficult times. We’re available when you need us, simply call 704-333-0885 or visit our website to chat with a live representative now.

Written by: Spencer Hoisington, Associate Attorney, Campbell & Associates, Attorneys at Law