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Medical-Vocational Grids

  • Published: April 10, 2014

An Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will explain each step of the claims process. One important aspect is the Medical-Vocational grids. The Social Security Administration utilizes these grids to determine if the applicant is disabled. This is the time in the process when the applicant’s age, education and past work experience are taken into consideration.

Age Grid

There are four categories for ages on the Medical-Vocational Guidelines. These include:

  • Individuals who are between the age of 60 and 64;
  • Individuals who are between the age of 55 and 59;
  • Individuals who are between 50 and 54 years of age; and
  • Individuals who are between the age of 18 and 49.

The SSA takes age into consideration when determining whether you are disabled. The older you are, the more likely that you will be considered disabled because the Administration realizes that it is more difficult for you to adapt to new work tasks as you get older.

Education Categories

An Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will also explain the categories for education. These categories include:

  • High school education or higher, plus past relevant work that allows you to directly enter into skilled work;
  • High school education with no past skills that allow to directly enter into skilled or semi-skilled work;
  • Less than a high school education;
  • Marginal education, or less than 6th grade education; and
  • Illiterate.

Past Work Experience

Finally, an Ocala Social Security disability attorney can explain that past work experience is also taken into consideration. The categories on the grids include skilled and semi-skilled work as well as unskilled work that can be learned in less than 30 days.

If you would like more information about this part of the process, contact an Ocala Social Security disability lawyer at CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC by calling 352.304.5300.

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