Unable to Work at Age 50 or Older

Are you 50 or older, and unable to work due to a disability? The Social Security Disability rules change in your favor after the age of 50, and again at the age of 55. If you have a physical disability or a combination of physical and mental disabilities that prevents you from working a job that requires you to be on your feet most of the day, then you may be eligible for benefits through Social Security.

The Social Security Administration may consider you to be disabled if you are 50 years old, and only able to do sedentary work.

Sedentary work is work that allows you to sit most of the day and lift up to 10 pounds. You may be found disabled if you have not done sedentary work before, or you have not learned skills that would allow you to perform skilled sedentary work.

Even if you have learned certain skills from past jobs that allow you to perform a sedentary job, you may not be able to mentally perform the requirements of certain types of skilled work due to depression, loss of concentration from pain or pain medications.

After age 55, the Social Security disability rules change again in your favor.

If you have a physical disability that prevents you from working a job that requires you to be on your feet most of the day, or to lift as much as 50 pounds, then you may be eligible for benefits through Social Security.

The Social Security Administration may consider you to be disabled if you are 55 years old and only able to do light work. Light work is work that requires you to stand most of the day and lift up to 20 pounds. You may be found disabled if you have not done light work before or you have not learned skills that would allow you to perform certain types of skilled work.

Even if you have learned certain skills from past jobs that allow you to perform a light job, you may not be able to mentally perform the requirements of certain types of skilled work due to depression, loss of concentration from pain or pain medications.


This is where we can help.

The rules are complex, and proving your physical and mental disabilities can be challenging. You need a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. At Anderson Hunter we will work with you from the very beginning of the application process to maximize your chances of winning the case. If you hire us after you have been denied, we will immediately meet with you and strategize how to win your case. Contact us toll-free at: 1-844-448-5337

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There is no fee unless you win your case.

Our payment is based on a percentage of the past-due benefits owed, if you are found disabled. There is no money out of your pocket.

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