SSD/SSI Benefits for People Age 50 and Older
You may have heard that it’s easier to obtain social security disability (SSD) and SSI benefits after the age of 50. Typically, that is true. The rules do become more favorable, at least in terms of how the Social Security Administration looks at an applicant’s potential for other types of “gainful” employment.
However, simply applying for SSD benefits after the age of 50 does not mean you will automatically receive them. It is important to have a clear strategic plan and a compelling theory of disability.
At Chermol & Fishman, we help individuals of all ages in the Philadelphia metro area, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to obtain the disability benefits they deserve. If you are over the age of 50 and are currently unable to work, we encourage you to call or contact our office now for a free consultation.
The Key to Faster Results
Although most initial applications for SSD and SSI benefits are denied, getting the benefits you deserve without having to go through the entire appeals process is possible for people who are 50 years of age or older.
Because attorneys’ fees in these cases are limited to 25 percent of past due benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less — most firms only take claims which have already been denied. We are different. We build cases with the idea of winning them without a hearing and will help you complete the forms, gather the required documentation and paperwork, and carefully word your initial application for benefits with that goal in mind.