Applying For SSDI Over Age 50
Anyone can become disabled at any age. A serious medical condition can make it difficult for you to live the life you are used to living, much less work a job. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal benefit program that helps meet the financial and medical needs of Americans who become disabled due to illness, injury or another life-changing condition.You may be wondering if age is a factor if you or a loved one qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits. The good news is that in general, people over the age of 50 are more likely to receive SSDI than younger people. The problem is that the process is bureaucratic and lengthy; without an experienced lawyer on your side, you may not be granted the benefits you are supposed to have.
What Do I Need To Do To Get Benefits?
At Blankenship Massey & Associates Attorneys at Law, based in Erlanger, Kentucky, we advise and represent people over age 50 who need SSDI to survive. Our firm helps clients apply for and obtain the benefits they need, whether or not they have applied before and been turned down. We can answer your questions, which may include:
- How do I properly document my medical condition?
- How long does it take to get benefits?
- What about my Social Security retirement benefits? (SSDI transitions to Social Security benefits when you reach qualifying age — you can’t simultaneously receive both types.)
- Can I see my own doctor?
- How do I appeal my case if my application was rejected?
- Will this cost me any money?
Questions About SSDI Over Age 50? Call Us For A Free Consultation.
Talk to Blankenship Massey & Associates about your questions. We offer a free SSDI case evaluation to clients living in northern Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Contact us to learn more about the application process and find out what steps you should take next.