Over 50? The Process May Be Easier.
Why Your Age Affects Your Likelihood Of Approval
Age affects your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits. People can become disabled and unable to work at any age. However, if you are over age 50 when you first apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you have a greater chance of having your initial application approved.
The Social Security Administration begins to consider the wear and tear of age, and an older worker’s marketability in the job market when assessing disability. People who have performed physical work most of their lives may be unable to work eight-hour shifts that require standing, walking or lifting. They may have a medical condition or a combination of medical conditions that make it impossible for them to work. These people have an increased chance of winning benefits.
Seeking Disability Benefits While Unemployed
In today’s economy, many people over age 50 find it especially challenging to find a job. If you are unemployed and over 50, come and talk with us about Social Security Disability. Depending on your age and physical condition, you may be eligible to receive benefits.
Thinking About Retirement?
If you are employed and thinking about retirement, we can advise about your options. If you plan to retire at 62, you receive less in Social Security Retirement benefits than people who retire at 66. If you are approved for Social Security Disability benefits, however, you will be paid the same amount that people who retire at 66 receive.
Auto factory workers and tradespeople often retire at 49 or earlier. It is wise to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in Social Security Disability and other employment law before retirement.
Tell Us About Your Situation
It costs you nothing to learn how we can help. To arrange a free initial consultation about over age 50 disability claims, please call the attorneys of Mancini Schreuder Kline PC at 866-319-7995, call toll-free at 586-218-3568 or contact us online.. From offices in Warren, Sterling Heights, and Wayne and Oakland counties, we represent clients throughout southeast Michigan.