Social Security Disability Benefits: Age 50 Matters

One of the factors which determine whether or not a person is disabled under the Social Security Laws involves what is known as transferrable skills.

Transferrable skills allow someone who is disabled from their usual line of work to learn and adjust to a different type of work, usually lighter work.  At age 50, the Social Security Administration usually concedes that someone does not have a transferrable skill; that they could be retrained, learn, and adjust to a different line of work.

Simply being age 50 with some sort of disability does not automatically qualify you for benefits. However, it can help your chances of approval.

Whether or not you are over or under age 50, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.  If you would like to discuss your specific circumstance with us, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.