Why age is important to Social Security disabiity.
Why 50 is an age that can make a difference in your Social Security disability claim.
When you become disabled at 50 and apply for Social Security disability it makes a big difference. At 50 you can be put on what is called the grid system. The system is much like a mileage chart you see at rest stops on the interstate to determine your distance from another city. It is a chart that when you fill in the blanks can help the judge determine your ability to return to work.
At 50 Social Security has a smaller amount of time to say that you can be retrained.
When you are 50 and above in age the government is limited more on the time in which you can be retrained. The older you are when you become disabled, the shorter time period that it can take to retrain you under Social Security rules.
At 50 years old it matters to Social Security disability what you can lift, and how far you can walk.
When you are 50 years and older and applying for disability, Social Security disability will want to know how far you can walk at one time, and how much you can lift and carry during an 8 hour work day.
At 50 years old it matters whether you can stand and walk for less than 2 hours a day.
Should you be limited to standing and walking for less than 2 hours a day by a Dr, it will matter to Social Security disability, it becomes very important to your claim.
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