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Claimants age 50 and older

Many people applying for Social Security disability are over the age of 50, and have worked hard during their entire adult life. But now, due to a medical condition, they can't do their job any longer, and have been unable to find other work. Many of these workers are denied benefits when they apply for disability, despite a lifetime of paying into the Social Security system.
The Social Security Administration has special rules for claimants age 50 or older. An experienced attorney can use these rules to help win your disability case. Further, there is a better chance for an attorney to obtain an "on the record" decision when a claimant is over 50, and can no longer do the sort of work he or she has done in the past.

Ask for a free Social Security case evaluation.

If you are 50 to 54 years old, and are limited to unskilled sedentary work, Social Security will presume that you are unable to transition to other work due to your age. This can make a huge difference for your claim. A person limited to unskilled sedentary work may lose his or her disability claim at age 48, but will win it at age 50.

At age 55, it gets even better. A claimant limited to unskilled light exertional work is presumed to be unable to transition to other work. An experienced attorney can use these presumptions to help win your disability case.

For all these reasons, if you are 50 or over and are applying for disability, or if your disability claim has been denied by Social Security, please contact Gordon Gates for a free consultation.