Over-50 Social Security Disability Claims in North Carolina
Zealous Advocacy for Disabled North Carolina Residents
Age is one of factors used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) when reviewing applications for benefits. If you are older than 50 and disabled, different rules apply to your situation than if you were younger.
Since 1997, we at Lanier Law Group have worked diligently to assist residents throughout North Carolina with every step of the Social Security disability (SSD) process. We recognize how important qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for you. Our experienced lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights from start to finish.
Factors Considered by the SSA when Determining Your SSD Eligibility
The SSA recognizes that work opportunities diminish as a person gets older. At Lanier Law Group, we have represented countless clients older than 50 who were seeking SSD benefits. We have an in-depth understanding of the SSA’s definition of total and permanent disability, as well as the most common reasons applications are denied.
Typically, the SSA considers the following factors when determining if a person older than 50 should receive Social Security disability:
- Age: According to the SSA, if you are approaching advanced age (50-54), the Social Security Administration will acknowledge that your age, along with a serious disability and limited work experience, may seriously affect your ability to obtain employment.
- Education: If you are disabled and have a limited education, you may not be able to obtain many types of employment. The SSA will weigh this factor when determining if you are eligible to receive SSD benefits.
- Limited work experience: Have you done mostly physical labor or jobs that require a unique set of skills? If so, given your disability, you may have a hard time adjusting to other types of work. This could contribute to your SSD eligibility.
No matter your age, if you suffer a severe disability and want to receive SSDI benefits, our North Carolina Social Security disability lawyers want to help you. We can provide you with personalized legal guidance at every stage of the process, from filing an application to appealing a denied SSDI claim.
Serving Disabled Clients Since 1997
Lanier Law Group is respected throughout North Carolina for providing dependable counsel to disabled adults and children. We have multiple office locations throughout the state and proudly serve our clients with compassionate, personalized, and zealous legal representation. We provide legal services in English and Spanish and there are no fees unless/until we secure compensation on your behalf.
Call us at (855) 757-4204 to schedule your free initial consultation.