As a person grows older and faces a more difficult work environment, it is not uncommon to see them facing the day when they are physically or mentally unable to work anymore. There are many circumstances that can lead to a determination of disability, especially when a candidate is working a particularly stressful job or lacks certain skills. The Social Security regulations govern how such cases work, as can be seen here. You should know there are certain cases and gray areas where having a compassionate attorney will help you get what you deserve. If you are caught in between the cracks with a case of disability, especially at or over the age of 50, we are here to help.
The grid rules factor in different life experiences and the reasonable expectations of the future. If a person has worked consistently in a high-stress job and is now suffering severe issues, then that will have to be considered. A person’s educational level and their cognitive function also factor into a judge’s decision. A person over fifty is in much more risk of health hazards and not being hired due to age. All of these in the hands of an experienced attorney will be greatly helpful.
Some of the critical components of the grid are age, education, exertional level of prior work, skill level of prior work, tranferability of skills. Also your residual ability to due concrete work actions such as sit, stand, walk, left and carry are taken into consideration. These are items the social security applicant likely will not know how to make the best use. Reputable social security lawyers will work to make the grid rules resound in your favor.
As an example, assume you are 50 years or older and for the past 15 years you did unskilled work where you were on your feet all day and lifted as much as fifty pounds. Even if you could still do an unskilled sit down job social security will find you win your inability to work claim based on the grid rules.
by Anthony Castelli Attorney. He offers a free claim review . If he takes your case there is no fee unless he wins you benefits. Call 513-621-2345
For more Social security info on impairment and inability to work claims go to Castelli SSDI