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Does your agent count in Social Security Disability Benefits

In the video below Sharon Christie, a social security disability benefits lawyer, answers the question, does your age count in Social Security Disability Benefits?  If you or someone you know is looking to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits contact Sharon Christie Law today. We are a social security disability benefits law firm dedicated to getting you the benefits you deserve.

Official Transcript: Does your age count in Social Security Disability Benefits?


Hi, I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security disability benefits. I am very often asked whether age has any effect on your disability case and the answer is yes it absolutely does. If you are under 50 the reality is the case is going to be harder. Not that it won’t be impossible, in some cases, but it’s certainly going to be harder.
Why is that? Well, you need to think about what Social Security disability is for. It is to help disabled workers who can’t work any longer. Okay now if you’re in your 20s or your 30s the reality of the Social Security Administration is that they’re not so interested in having people on disability roles for the rest of their working lives. That would be decades! The Social Security disability system was initially set up with the idea that it was going to help people who were age 55 or older.
Although it certainly can apply to anybody who has worked enough paying their Social Security taxes you have to bear in mind that there are special rules that will apply once you are over 50 that makes the case a bit easier to prove. Those rules do not apply when you are under 50 and it will make your case harder.
Every case has to be evaluated on its own facts so there’s no blanket rule that says you can or cannot get benefits if you’re under age 50 but I can tell you that yes it will be harder.  You want to talk to your lawyer about that and to decide whether you really have a case that you will be able to qualify for benefits taking into consideration your age

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.