Detroit Social Security Disability Benefits for Ages 50 and Up

You worked hard all your life and paid your Social Security taxes.

Now health problems make it impossible for you to keep going in your job. And when you’re over 50, it’s hard to find new work.

Monthly checks from Social Security disability would bring stability to your life. In addition to providing income, disability benefits help you qualify for Medicare health coverage.

If you’re between 50 and 64, special rules may help you win benefits.

The attorneys at Levine Benjamin Law Firm can show you how to get the advantages of your age.

Since 1964, Levine Benjamin has been proud to help families coping with health and financial worries in Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids and all across Michigan.

From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.

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What Changes for Me at Age 50 and Up?

This is one of the most important questions Social Security asks in deciding whether to award you disability benefits: Can you switch to a different kind of work?

Your age makes a big difference in answering that question.

Social Security is more likely to say someone under 50 could move to another job when health problems force them out of their old job. If that’s the case, Social Security reasons, they don’t need disability income.

But when you’re over 50, Social Security might conclude it’s harder for you to change jobs. That means it’s easier for you to win benefits.

A special section of the Social Security code sets up special provisions for people over 50.

Levine Benjamin attorneys know how to apply those provisions to your situation.


Detroit Social Security Disability Benefits for Ages 50 and Up: How your case for benefits gets stronger.

As you move up in age brackets, your case for Social Security Disability benefits gets stronger.

What Does My Age Mean to Social Security Disability?

For the purpose of deciding disability benefits, Social Security puts you into one of these categories:

  • Younger person, 18–49: To qualify for benefits you must prove you can’t keep going in your last job or perform any other job.
  • Closely approaching advanced age, 50–54: Social Security now considers your age to be a larger factor in your ability to find different work. You no longer have to prove you can’t do another job.
  • Person of advanced age, 55 and up: Social Security becomes even more lenient in judging your ability to find other jobs.

Disability payments help preserve your independence—and dignity—during a difficult time.

It costs you nothing to talk to a Levine Benjamin attorney about your case. And you pay no attorney fee until you win.

We’ve helped more than 50,000 people win benefits.