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Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyers Explain SSDI Benefits for Older Applicants

Philadelphia Social Security Lawyers SSDI Benefits for Older ApplicantsThere are several advantages to applying for SSDI when you reach 50 that do not apply to younger applicants.

Applicants 50 and Over Are More Likely to be Approved

Social Security uses several steps to decide if an applicant meets the Social Security definition of disability. For applicants who do not have a disability that meets their list of impairments, Social Security uses the Medical Vocation Guidelines, which are also called “grids”. Age is one of the most important fact considered by the grid. Applicants under the age 50 are considered young and the grids generally directs finding of not disabled. However, beginning with the age of 50 the grid rules frequently direct a finding of disabled. The older one is the easier it is for the applicant to qualify for SSDI benefits. A big reason for the ease of qualifying is that as you get older, Social Security recognizes that it will be tougher to be retrained to do new work. The ability to be retrained is one of the factors Social Security reviews.

Benefits of Getting SSDI before Early Retirement

Philadelphia Social Security disability lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore use several key tactical advantages:

Early retirement payments are significantly lower than collecting full retirement benefits. However, if you are found eligible for SSDI then your Social Security benefits are not reduced.

Workers who are considering early retirement should instead consider applying for SSDI because there is a retroactive pay period. SSDI pays benefits up to 12 months before the application date if you were disabled during that 12 month period.

Workers who qualify for SSDI are entitled to a Medicare card after two full years of SSDI payments. For workers in their 50s or early 60s, an early Medicare card can save a lot of health costs.

Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyers Work for Workers 50 and Older

Philadelphia Social Security disability lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore know how SSDI rules may make it easier for older applicants to qualify for SSDI benefits. Our nationwide Social Security Disability lawyers also understand that securing SSDI before a worker takes early Social Security retirement can have multiple benefits. If you are 50 or older and are injured or have a disability, call 1-800-CANT-WORK (1-800-226-8967) now for a free appointment or submit an online contact form. We have the experience and track record to help older Social Security Disability applicants.

*Attorneys at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore handle Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims throughout the United States. Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and other types of cases are only handled in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.

National Headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but we serve Social Security claimants in many communities throughout the United States including: New York, Miami, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, San Antonio, Boston, Buffalo, Brooklyn, Newark, and Pennsauken.

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