I’m 58 years old, am I old for Social Security Disability claim’s purposes?
Well, the answer is yes. The Social Security Disability claim’s evaluation process using something called the grids, which are a medical and vocational framework for determining based on age, education and transferable skills whether someone is entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
If you look that the grids, you will find that people who are 50 years or over, find it easier to meet the grid listing than those who are under 50. Why? Well, you know the saying: it’s hard to teach old dogs new tricks. The reasoning behind the grids is because it is harder to transfer one’s work experience as you get older to new jobs, either because of a change in technology, training for other jobs, or the fact that you simply don’t have the skills to compete.
If you are between 50 and 55 it is easier to get Social Security Disability benefits if your doctor says you are disabled. For more information on the medical and vocation grids, contact the Social Security Disability medical vocational grid attorneys Cavey and Barrett. 727-894-3188.