The most basic requirement for receiving SSD is that your impairment is severe enough that you are not able to work for at least 12 months. However, being unable to work is not, in itself, enough for you to qualify for benefits. Your age factors in as well. If your claim is denied initially, you may consider speaking with a Lawrence Social Security disability attorney about filing an appeal.
The basic rule of thumb is, the older you are, the better your chances for being deemed eligible for SSD. The following is a breakdown of how age factors into the equation:
If you are concerned that age may be an issue, keep in mind that you lose nothing by applying. It may be worth your while, furthermore, to appeal each time you are denied at least until your case is heard before an administrative law judge.
If you need information or assistance with an SSD claim, Lawrence Social Security disability attorney Gerard A. Palma will be happy to speak with you. Call today at (888) 295-4955.