SSD Claim Denials Based On Age
A large number of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits claims are denied based on the age of the applicant. At Manring & Farrell, we understand the guidelines that Social Security uses in evaluating how your age effects your ability to work, and how Social Security will try to send out denials based on age. Our attorneys can help you put together the medical evidence needed to show that your medical impairments are limiting your ability to work, regardless of your age.
Reasons People Are Denied SSD Because Of Age
Many people are denied benefits because they are too young. Guidelines generally say that if a person is under 50 years old, he or she is still able to perform some kind of work — like a sit-down or sedentary job — like a desk job. And even if someone is between 50 and 55 years of age, Social Security still tends to assume that he or she can perform light work or a job that allows more standing and walking. So, your age can cause Social Security to be highly critical of your claim and use that factor to decide to deny your claim.
Overcoming Assumptions Based On Your Age
Our lawyers understand that Social Security works this way, and we know the type of evidence and documentation needed to overcome these age presumptions. We know how to show that your condition is limiting your ability to work, either in your current job or in any other sort of employment. We will help you put together the opinions and evaluations needed to show how your age reduces your ability to work as we fight to win your claim.
What can you do? Start keeping track of the daily limitations you have due to your conditions. Use a calendar, or keep a diary or notebook of what is going on. These records can later show Social Security how bad your problems are and that you are limited or impaired in your ability to work or hold a job.