How Do I Tell If I Can Qualify for Benefits

Posted on August 27, 2014 by cjblog

Many individuals mistakenly believe that they are not disabled "enough" to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, an Ocala Florida disability lawyer can explain how the Social Security Administration evaluates claims for benefits.

Age Matters

For example, your Ocala Florida disability lawyer can explain that Social Security regulations allow claimants to more easily qualify for benefits as they age. The process becomes easier for individuals age 45 or older to be qualified for benefits and even easier for individuals who are age 55 or older.

General Rules

Your Ocala Florida disability lawyer can explain that if you are 55 or older and an impairment has prevented you from completing any type of job within the last 15 years, you should apply for benefits. However, even if you are over 50 and have a severe impairment, you should still seek the help of an Ocala Florida disability law firm. Younger individuals may also be able to qualify for benefits even if they are not bedridden.

Disability Definition

The Social Security Administration has a different definition of "disabled" than the dictionary. Sometimes a person may not be able to convince the Social Security Administration that a person is disabled even if that person is physically or mentally unable to work.
If you are unable to work, you may decide to apply for Social Security disability benefits. Contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304-5300 to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced disability lawyer to discuss your case in person.

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