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Eligibility for Disability Benefits

  • Published: March 9, 2013
Eligibility for Disability Benefits

Even if you suffer from a disability that prevents you from working, you do not automatically qualify to receive disability benefits.  A Florida Social Security disability law firm can help you determine your eligibility for disability benefits based upon the following questions and criteria.

Eligibility for Disability Benefits

How Many Jobs Can You Perform?

  • If you cannot reasonably perform any jobs at all, even simple tasks, you must clearly prove your inability to work to the Social Security Administration.
  • The Social Security Administration does not make the process easy, and there is a good chance that it will reject your claim.
  • However, if you hire an accomplished Florida Social Security disability law firm, your attorneys will appeal the ruling and increase your chances of winning your case in the next hearing.

How Old Are You?

  • If you are over age 55, you have a clear advantage over younger applicants.
  • Generally, only people who cannot read English can qualify for benefits at age 45, whereas a much larger majority of people can qualify at age 55 or older.
  • Age is not necessarily a limiting factor in your case.
  • If your disability currently prevents you from accomplishing any work you had previously accomplished in the past, this fact will take precedent over your age (even if you are younger than 55).

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As you can see, there is no objective system for determining Social Security disability benefits; judges award benefits on a case-by-case basis. This is why you should utilize an established Florida Social Security disability law firm like the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC. Call today at (352) 304-5300.

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