Part of the confusion and complication of Social Security disability can come in simply attempting to determine the benefit qualifications in the first place. Social security benefit qualifications are intricate and open to a variety of interpretations. These complications are the main reason that the majority of claims are denied in the initial application process. Experienced, knowledgeable legal representation can overcome this confusion and help reverse the initial denials.
Disabled veterans can face many more obstacles on top of these. It can be even more challenging to navigate the application process, especially considering the wide range of benefits available to veterans. While disabled veterans’ benefits are not offset by the receipt of Social Security disability benefits, it is still important to work with a knowledgeable lawyer, like the ones at Murray, Rose & Associates, to help you navigate the unique applications involved in obtaining all the benefits available to you including disabled veteran and SSD benefits you may be eligible for.
The basic qualifications for the various Social Security disability programs are listed below. For more assistance in determining your eligibility or applying for these programs, call our law office today!
Disabled workers over 50 years old may have a special situation when applying for Social Security disability insurance. If you’ve worked a physically demanding job but are no longer able to perform your duties due to illness or injury and have medical evidence that shows you are unable to perform this work, you may qualify for SSA benefits. If your disability only allows for unskilled sedentary work, the Social Security Administration presumes that the transition to this type of work will be impossible. Even if you are only close to 50 years old and your initial application is denied, there is a chance that you can still get benefits on appeal if you turn 50 during the process. For claimants 55 or older, even a claim that has been denied due to the ability to perform light unskilled work with little exertion may be overturned because the Social Security system assumes you will be unable to make a transition to that kind of work.
Due to all of the above, an initial denial of benefits for older workers is not necessarily the end of the process. Call the experienced Social Security lawyers at Murray, Rose & Associates to help you through your case and we may be able to reverse denial decisions and help you get the benefits you’ve earned. Do not get discouraged by an initial application denial! Call our law office to fight by your side!