Older workers, particularly those who have worked at physical labor, are more likely to become disabled than younger workers. It is also more difficult for older workers to compete with younger workers for jobs, especially if they have a physical or mental health disability. The Social Security Administration takes these factors under consideration and generally will award benefits to older workers even though they may be able to work at some occupation that is less physically stressful than their past long‐time career work.
You will still have to prove that you are unable to work at your usual occupation, but the SSA will look at your disability, age, education, and work history in deciding if you should receive SSD benefits. Applying for SSD is a complex process, and it has been proven statistically that applicants who are represented by a qualified attorney are more successful in obtaining their benefits.
At Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, our experienced attorneys can answer your questions about whether you qualify for SSD or SSI and improve your chances of receiving benefits. We have 12 accessible, conveniently located offices throughout Western New York.
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