Social Security Disability Over Age 50

When you are over 50 years of age and you do not have specialized job skills, it can be difficult to find a job. Age discrimination is an unfortunate reality that was recognized by Congress in the creation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their age.

Likewise, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has created special guidelines and provisions that protect individuals over a certain age who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits. When an applicant is 50 years old or younger, the Social Security Administration will typically ask whether the individual is capable of obtaining employment of any kind, regardless of the individual's previous work experience.

However, once an applicant is over 50, the Social Security Administration has relaxed standards, which make it easier to receive Social Security Disability benefits. For example, if you are over 50 and are unable to work in your previous profession or similar profession using your unique talents and skills, the Social Security Administration may choose to accept your application for Social Security Disability benefits even if you may be capable of working in another field outside of your area of experience or expertise.

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If you have a physical disability or mental disability that has hampered your ability to find or keep a job, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation by calling us at 1-800-475-7660, 801-524-9323, or you can contact us by email.

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