AGE and SSD and SSI – Over the Age of 50 and 55
If you are 50 or older and can no longer do the work you have done in the past 15 years, then Social Security must take your age into account when considering whether or not you can do other work. These rules are the Medical-Vocational Guidelines also known as the “Grids”.
If you are 50 years of age or older and are limited to unskilled sedentary work, Social Security will presume that you cannot adapt or transition to other work. This can lead to vastly different results in a claim. A 49 year old limited to unskilled sedentary work may lose his disability case, but will win it at age 50.
At age 55, it gets easier. A person who is limited to unskilled light work is presumed to be unable to adapt and learn new work.
It is very important to remember that you do not get the benefit of these rules until the 5th step of the disability evaluation process. Therefore it is very important to rule out your past relevant work at step 4. The best way to do that is to fully flesh out the physical and mental requirements of your past 15 years of work in your application.
If you are in Missouri or Arkansas applying for SSD/SSI After Age 50 for Social Security Disability, please call The Krebs Law Firm LLC social security lawyers before you apply.
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