Over Age 50? Learn How To Get SSDI/SSI Benefits.

As we get older, the likelihood that an illness, injury or disability will keep us from being able to work steadily increases. In recognition of this fact, there are Social Security Disability guidelines that make individuals of certain ages eligible for certain benefits.

Even if you do qualify for such benefits, however, filling out the applications for SSI and SSDI claims can prove to be extremely difficult without the assistance of an experienced attorney. We can help you with initial claims and appeals. To schedule a free consultation with Howard M. Hyman, Attorney at Law, please contact us online or call 215-725-1950 today. We have offices in Philadelphia, Jamison and Cherry Hill.

How Have You Spent The Past 15 Years? How Old Are You Now?

Your eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) benefits depends in large part upon your age, level of education and/or how much you have worked in the past 15 years. In fact, if you have worked steadily and are over the age of 50, it will be much easier for you to qualify.

A variety of specific illnesses can also make you eligible to receive these benefits, including:

  • Back injuries
  • Heart and coronary disease
  • Cancer
  • Diseases of the liver, kidney or skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Mental disability
  • Alzheimer's or dementia

Past-Due Benefits

When you receive benefits, the government will reimburse you for the entire time you've been disabled, regardless of when you first applied. So, if you're 54 and have been disabled since you were 52, you can start receiving benefits and also receive a lump-sum payment equal to approximately two years' worth of "past-due" payments. Please note that our firm only charges a fee for SSI and SSDI claims and appeals if we are successful in securing past-due benefits.