Decades Of Experience In Workers’ Compensation And Social Security Disability

Applying For SSD After Age 50

When determining whether you are eligible for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration considers your chronological age along with your functional capacity, education and work experience. The SSA recognizes that it is harder for older workers to adjust to new employment.  As a result, it becomes easier to qualify for disability benefits as you get older.

Once you reach age 50, for example, the SSA will consider that your age along with a severe impairment and limited work experience may seriously affect your ability to adjust to other work. Past age 55, a person’s ability to adjust to other work is significantly affected. As a results, many older workers may become eligible for benefits.  The SSA also has special rules for workers who are age 60 and above.

Attorney William R. “Randy’ Long entered the practice of Social Security Disability law more than 30 years ago because he saw people who were hurt – fellow Louisianans who needed help with financial, physical and emotional struggles. This commitment is stronger than ever at his Bossier City law office.  We are dedicated to helping older workers obtain the benefits they need and deserve.

This kind of dedicated legal guidance is a critical role that William R. Long and his skilled support staff perform for all injured and disabled workers in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana. If you have been turned down for Social Security Disability or you need help applying, contact us for a free case evaluation. The eligibility rules are complex, and it usually takes the guidance of an experienced lawyer to be successful.

Put Over 30 Years Of Experience On Your Side, Starting Today

If you are in your 50’s and applying for disability benefits, you can discuss your specific issues with Randy candidly and confidentially. Just call 318-562-1440 or reach us by email message. Home and hospital visits are available upon request. No legal fees are owed to us unless we win disability benefits for you.