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Age can be a factor in SSDI and SSI claims. For example, if you have physical problems preventing you from working, the standards can be relaxed when you turn 50 and then again at 55.

Why Is Age So Important In These SSDI And SSI Claims?

Age So Important In These SSDI And SSI Claims because social security looks at you and will take into account effectively a person’s diminishing capability for change as they get older.

What Are Some Of The Most Common Reasons People Are Denied SSDI And SSI Due To Age Or Related To Age?

You’ll often have people under 50 whose problems manifest to the extent that if they were looking at the over-50 standard, which is a little more relaxed, they would make it, but they don’t quite make the under-50 standard. But, again, this is all in the context of physical problems since the standard for mental issues does not change.

What Is The GRID, And How Does It Work?

The GRID is a way that social security tries to look at the age, experience, and education level of a particular individual and compares that to their age to determine whether or not, when you add in those factors, if the individual would be considered disabled or not.

What Are The Different Age Categories?

The most basic categories are delineations that take place at ages 50 and 55. Some categories take place for people who are illiterate or unable to communicate in English and can be significant. The level of education, whether it’s less than high school education, high school education, or more than that, can play a factor in how the grids are applied as well.

Does Being Older Help My Case?

When we’re talking about someone who has physically related problems, age can have the potential to help your case.

If My Claim Is Denied Under The GRIDs, Can I Still Win A Claim By Showing The GRID Rule Shouldn’t Apply To My Case?

Ultimately what you’re looking to prove is that you can’t work. So that is what you need to prove to have a successful disability claim. So whether you’re considering a GRID context or not GRID context, the underlying issue is, can you work?

If You Cannot Return To Your Past Work On The Basis Of A Disabling Condition And You’re Denied On The Basis Of Being Able To Perform Some Type Of Other Work, Are There Other Avenues You Can Still Explore At This Point?

The basis for the decision is whether or not an individual can work, not whether they can continue doing what they have done their entire lives. This means that if there are other forms of work one can complete, they may be denied. But, again, when you pass those magical 50 and 55 thresholds, that standard changes.

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