Social security benefits help those who are no longer able to work due to an impairment.

However, sometimes you’re denied these benefits, even if Social Security recognizes your disability. Below we review why Social Security may deny you benefits while still acknowledging your disability.

 

It’s important to first consider that Social Security insists that if you are under the age of 50, it is not sufficient to prove that you are no longer able to do your old job. The applicant needs to prove that they are unable to do any full-time work that exists anywhere in the United States.

 

Once you are 50 or older, you simply need to establish that you can no longer do your old job and you wouldn’t be able to do a less physically demanding job. The important thing to know is that if you are under the age of 50, you need to prove that you can’t work full time in any job in the country.

 

If you have additional questions about qualifying for social security disability benefits, give us a call at 508-732-8989