When it comes to granting Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) often looks favorably upon the applications of individuals over 50 years of age who are struggling with mental or physical disabilities.
In many cases, it's more difficult for older claimants to continue their existing jobs or take on new careers after suffering serious disabilities. Although there are numerous factors that can determine whether you will receive SSD benefits, our team of lawyers at FerrisWinder, PLLC, can help you understand your options and take appropriate action.
Do My Chances For Receiving Benefits Really Improve If I'm Over 50?
In many cases, yes, SSD claims brought by those aged 50 to 66 often receive special consideration by the SSA. The understanding is that for older adults, switching jobs, acquiring new skills, going back to school, or simply starting over in a new career is too burdensome and often unrealistic.
If your doctor has told you that you are unable to return to your former position or that you will need to change jobs, you may have a strong claim to SSD benefits. As your attorneys, we can sit down with you, review your work history, education and other contributing factors. Furthermore, we can work with your doctor to ensure we have the medical evidence we need to see that you have a strong claim.
Many of our clients come to us after their initial claim was denied. Attorney Richard W. Ferris has more than 20 years of experience helping people with their SSD and SSI claims. He understands the entire process and how best to help clients secure maximum benefits. From the outset, attorney Ferris will offer clear, practical advice. Unlike many of the large, 800 number services out there, attorney Ferris will provide you with the representation you need, when you actually need it.
You've Held A Job, Worked hard And Deserve A Little Help
At FerrisWinder, PLLC, we know it can be difficult to accept help. But sometimes, disability benefits can be the difference between draining your retirement, being forced to a find a job that only exacerbates your condition or prevents you from making ends meet.
We invite you to call us, speak with us and discover whether we can help you obtain the benefits that you rightfully deserve. Call us at 804-767-6848 and schedule a free initial consultation at our Richmond, Virginia, law office.