Disability – What is It & Who’s it For?
While all US citizens between the ages of 18 and 65 are potentially eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, the SSA has different qualifications that apply to age groups under 50 and over 50. Typically, if you’re under 50, you must be able to prove that you can no longer work at any full-time job as well as meet other qualifying criteria. If age 50 or over, your representative may only need to prove that you can no longer do the type of work you used to perform due to your health issues.
It’s in this age group of 50-65 that representatives truly specialize and achieve the best results!
Social Security has a strict set of standards. Studies show that applicants filing with professional representation are far more likely to receive benefits promptly and with the lowest chance of denial. Time limits do apply once you stop working and benefits that you contributed to, such as SSDI, can be forfeited if you wait too long after full-time employment to claim them.