The Age Factor in Social Security Disability
One of the biggest factors in determining whether or not someone is eligible for social security disability benefits is AGE! All things being equal someone who is 50 years old or older is much more likely to qualify for benefits. A 50 year old worker with a serious back injury is more likely to be approved than a 25 year old worker with the same injury. The social security disability rules recognize that older workers will have greater difficulty trying to re-enter the workforce than younger workers. As the saying goes, ” you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” If you or someone you know is 50 years old or older and unable to work due to a medical condition call my office now at 865-470-4075 about the possibility of qualifying for disability benefits.