You’ve worked for years. It’s part of who you are.
Now you’ve got medical problems that make your job impossible. Right at the point when you’re one of the most seasoned and experienced workers, the future seems uncertain. How will you get by?
Social Security Disability benefits could be the lifeline you’ve been looking for, letting you focus on your health and worry less about paying the bills.
And when you turn age 50, there’s good news. It can be tough to win disability benefits, but at this age your chances get better.
Once you’re over 50, Social Security gives more weight to your age when deciding whether there’s any job you could do. Getting approved for disability benefits is more likely.
Get help navigating the different rules for people over age 50. At Robertson Wendt Disability – Finkel Law Firm LLC, we have a deep knowledge of the disability system. We’ve helped thousands of people in Charleston and Columbia win benefits. Robertson Wendt is one of few South Carolina attorneys who are board certified in Social Security Disability law.
Social Security Disability Qualifications You Must Prove
No matter your age, there are three basic qualifications you must meet to receive Social Security Disability benefits. You must prove that:
- Your health condition makes it impossible for you to continue in your most recent job.
- Your health keeps you from doing another type of work for which you’re qualified.
- Your health problems will last a year or longer, or threaten your life.
The key point when you’re over 50 is that Social Security gives your age more importance in deciding whether you can switch to a different job. Claims examiners will consider you less likely to adapt to new roles. This makes it more likely that you’ll win your case.
You don’t have to pay anything to call us and discuss what it’s going to take to qualify for benefits.