Hi, my name is Andrew Kinney. I’m an attorney at Hoglund Law offices. I practice Social Security Disability Law. Today I wanted to talk about why age matters in social security claims.
We help many, many people. Some are younger some are older. Social Security Law treats older people differently, specifically people over 50. Why does that matter? Well the standards change at age 50. Some people call it a grid, but Social Security calls it a medical vocational guideline. What does that mean? When you’re trying to prove you’re unable to work, you are left confronting the social security process. It’s very, very important to know what the standards are.
What would allow you to be approved? If you’re over 50 and you have physical problems that require you to sit-down or do sedentary work, that may allow you an automatic approval with certain criteria met. If you can’t return to your past relevant work, or what you used to do the last 15 years, there’s another video on past relevant work specifically. So if you’re under 50 you maybe approved for Social Security benefits. But, if you’re over 50 or will soon be over 50 you could take advantage of the easier guidelines to be approved.
Now you don’t have to be limited to sedentary work only if you’re over 55 you might be limited to light level work, and social security has definitions of what light means, but you’re limited to certain physical kinds of work and you can’t return to your past work you might be able to be approved to social security easier. So, it’s good to know how your age matters.
If you have more questions about Social Security law, grids in particular feel free to go to our website at www.HoglundLaw.com. You can also call us at 1-800-850-7867 if you think you might want to have a lawyer help you. Thank you.