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Over 50? Special Social Security Disability Rules Apply to You

When you need Social Security Disability income because health problems leave you unable to work, being older is an advantage. It’s hard to win benefits. But if you’re over 50 and you’ve worked for decades, a claims examiner is more likely to believe you legitimately need disability assistance. You’re clearly not just trying to get out of working. Meanwhile, they’ll push harder for a 25-year-old to prove they can’t function in any job at all. In this chart from the Levine Benjamin Law Firm, which serves Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids and anywhere in Michigan, learn about the special disability rules that apply to people over 50.