Age can be a very important factor throughout your disability claim. Typically, if you are 50 years of age, or older, you have a good chance of being approved for Social Security Disability benefits. In particular, if you re 55 years of age, or older, you have a significantly higher chance of being approved.
Your age is considered very important to Social Security based upon the fact that, as you get older, it is well acknowledged that you are capable of completing significantly less physically demanding work than when you were younger.
Therefore, as you move into your 50s, the availability of jobs becomes more sparse. However, as always, your education, work history, and transferable work sills are also taken into account.
These are simply general rules surrounding the importance of your age for your disability claim.
For direct assistance regarding your specific claim, please contact the Detroit Social Security Disability lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. We will always do our best to help answer your questions. Call Lee Free at 1-800-533-3733.