Criteria For Social Security Disability

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In some cases, qualification for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits depends simply on proof of blindness. In most cases, however, the criteria for SSD include several factors including:

  • A work history, during which a worker paid into the Social Security system
  • A medical condition or medical conditions that rule out full-time work

Age and education also matter. Generally, someone over age 50 is considered to be “older,” more likely to be considered disabled than a younger person (under age 50). The general presumption is that a younger person could retrain for a different line of work if necessary, whereas an older person will likely find that less feasible in many cases.

The more education a person has, the more flexible the Social Security Administration (SSA) may expect that person to be in terms of finding different types of work despite the presence of disabling conditions. People over age 55 with medium or heavy work histories often get approved more readily than do younger people or less well-educated people.

Do You Qualify For Social Security? In Chicago, Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., Can Answer Questions And Advise You.

Our experienced Chicago, IL, lawyers help people with disabilities navigate the SSD process with increased likelihood of approval, assuming they meet the criteria for Social Security Disability. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Social Security Disability benefits attorneys by calling 847-299-0008 or 888-529-0600 toll free. Or you are welcome to contact us online. You can expect a prompt response from Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means no money up front and no hourly fees. Our fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and comply with SSA guidelines. We file our fee agreement with the SSA in every case on behalf of our Illinois clients.