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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Can young adults win social security disability cases?

Many people in their twenties and thirties wrongly believe that it's impossible to win a SSD or SSI claim. This is simply not true. If you have a work history, and if you have a disability that will prevent you from working for a year or more, you may be eligible for benefits, regardless of your age. While there is no doubt that it is more difficult to be awarded Social Security Disability, it is not impossible. Our firm often represents young adults applying for SSD or SSI Benefits.

Social Security uses a disability guidebook that contains a listing of impairments for all of the body systems and the criteria needed to meet the severity requirements of the various impairment listings. If a person meets or can equal an impairment listing’s criteria, they are found disabled whether they are an older or younger individual. It becomes more difficult if a younger person is not able to meet or equal the severity requirements of the impairment listing that deals with their disabling condition.

Do not be discouraged if your initial disability claim is denied or even if your reconsideration appeal is denied; your chances of being approved at a disability hearing are much greater.

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