Social Security Over Age 50

Are You Over 50 And Seeking Social Security Benefits?

People over the age of 50 face unique challenges when an injury or illness prevents them from working. With a disability, you may not be able to perform work quickly enough to satisfy employers. Additionally, labor statistics show that there are fewer full-time jobs open to people over 50. Yet, you may worry you are not eligible to receive benefits from the government until you reach the typical age of 62.

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, we dedicate our practice to disability law. Our attorneys are prepared to help you pursue the benefits you need.

Social Security "Over Age 50" Guidelines

In general, individuals may draw Social Security Retirement benefits when they are 62. Yet, the Social Security Administration knows that many Americans will become disabled before then. For this reason, there are "over age 50 guidelines" in place to allow you to file a claim for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits. The following factors will affect your eligibility:

  • Your age: Social Security takes age into consideration, understanding that there are fewer jobs open to people as they age.
  • Level of education: Your level of education may qualify you for some kinds of "desk jobs" that require little, if any, physical ability.
  • Your work history: If you can no longer perform the physically demanding jobs you have always held, then you may be eligible for benefits.

If these qualifications fit and you are over the age of 50, then you may qualify for benefits under the "over age 50 guidelines."

How We Can Help You

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, our attorneys and staff review your work history, education and medical condition to identify benefits you may be eligible to receive. Our office gathers information, prepares records and presents your case.

We protect your interests and guide you through every step of the process, making sure that you have the information and legal representation you need to qualify for disability benefits.

Contact Us

To schedule your free consultation and discuss your benefits application, call our Birmingham office today at 205-208-7980. You can also send a message through our online form.