Applying For SSD After Age 50
Once you reach age 50, it becomes harder to start a new career if a disability prevents you from doing the work you have always done. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes this and makes it easier for you to qualify for disability benefits.
Even though it may be easier to qualify, many people find the process of applying for Social Security Disability to be overwhelming. The attorneys at Harlan Still & Koch can help you through the entire process of filing for disability benefits. Our attorneys have helped clients just like you obtain the SSD benefits they deserve since 1978. We provide individualized guidance to help secure your benefits and your future.
Obtaining SSD After 50
The SSA considers much of the same factors for Missouri applicants over 50 as they do others, including:
- Amount of work credits
- Contribution to FICA
- Ability to work
- Type of work
- Exertion and movement at work
- Past and present ability
- Seriousness of disability
The disability requirements lower significantly the older you get. This is mainly because the SSA considers how difficult it is for older Americans to adjust to a new job.
There are still many hurdles to overcome when applying for disability benefits. Having a competent and experienced lawyer by your side can make all the difference.
Contact Our Dedicated Disability Attorneys
Every situation is different. Our attorneys will examine the details of your claim to provide you with the best possible support. We are committed to providing you and your family with the support you need.
Please send us an email or call our Columbia offices at 800-483-1789 to arrange an appointment today. We offer free consultations.