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Over 50 Claims And The Unique Challenges Facing Older Applicants

At Bridgman Law Offices, we help people from all walks of life facing all types of disabilities obtain the Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they need to cover expenses and carry on with dignity.

Whether you work in manufacturing in Charlotte or in an office in Asheville, if your disability renders you unfit for work, our attorney and team of professionals can help you understand your options, obtain necessary treatments and pursue the benefits that can make life a lot easier.

The SSA Looks At Over 50 Claims A Bit Differently

As mentioned on our page discussing quarters of coverage and qualifying for benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers numerous factors when granting or denying benefits, including the age of the applicant.

The SSA will consider your work history as well as your disability and how it affects your ability to do your job. It will also consider whether your age will prohibit you from returning to your job or finding gainful employment going forward.

For people over 50, it’s often challenging to begin a new career or obtain the training they need to find a position commensurate with their previous job. For those who work in the trades, going back to school or undergoing training for a new position may not be practical. The SSA will consider these factors when reviewing your application for benefits.

As your representatives, we will sit down with you, review your work history and your medical records and determine if you have a good chance of receiving benefits. If you are over 50, our experienced SSD lawyer can explain how your age will factor into the SSA’s decision and can take steps to ensure your application or appeal clearly reflects the unique challenges you face as an applicant over 50.

Give Us A Call To Arrange For A Free Consultation

Learn more about applying for SSD benefits by calling 877-330-4817. You can also schedule a free consultation by completing our online contact form. From our Charlotte law office, we work with people across North Carolina, South Carolina and the Atlanta metro area.