Am I Disabled Enough for Disability Benefits?

A Charlotte disability attorney from Bridgman Law is committed to assisting you with your disability case. Please contact the firm at (704) 815-6055.

Benefits

Your Charlotte disability attorney will tell you that as you get older, the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability regulations make obtaining disability easier. At age 45, for those who are not able to read English, it becomes easier. For some individuals (who can read English) it becomes easier at age 50; at age 55 it is easier for most people and becomes easier for even more by age 60. You should definitely consider applying for disability if you are over the age of 55 and are not able to perform any job that you have performed in the last 15 years.

Your Charlotte disability attorney will advise you that if you are a younger person, it is not necessary to be confined to bed to obtain a disability determination. If you are not able to work full time or are unable to perform jobs you previously could, and are younger than 45 or 50, you still have a chance of qualifying.

Nonetheless, you should be aware that being disabled (as defined by the SSA) and being unable to work are two entirely different things. While not impossible, it often proves difficult to demonstrate to the SSA that an individual is disabled despite the fact that she or he is genuinely unable to work.

Your Charlotte disability attorney will advise you to put in an application for disability benefits if you truly are unable to work. If you are denied benefits it is important to continue to appeal your case to an administrative law judge hearing. Even if you do not win at this level, your attorney may be able to obtain benefits by appealing to the Appeals Council.

How Can I Improve My Chances of Qualifying for Benefits?

A little-known fact is that most initial claims for Social Security disability are denied. However, you should not be discouraged because there are things you can do to improve your chances of being found disabled. A Charlotte disability attorney can help you figure out what you should do. Watch this video to find out more.

Contact A Charlotte Disability Attorney

If you would like to discuss your Social Security disability case with an experienced and knowledgeable Charlotte disability attorney, please contact the law firm of Bridgman Law Offices at (704) 815-6055.