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The “Grid” Rules Can Help You Win Disability Benefits

There is a good chance that you have never heard of the Medical Vocational Guidelines or the “GRID” Rules, even though they can be an important part of SSA’s regulations that may help you win your Social Security Disability claim.  If you are over 50 years old, the GRID rules apply to you.  Once a person is 50 years old, if they cannot perform their past work and are limited to performing sedentary, unskilled work, they win their claim. Yes, you read that correctly. Even if the 50 year old can work, they are still eligible for benefits. But why?

The GRID Rules are designed to acknowledge the reality that older workers are less likely to be hired, particularly at entry-level, unskilled seated jobs. Those jobs are given to younger workers. The rules become more favorable to the claimant the older they are. Your disability attorney should know about these rules. Ask your attorney if they apply to you. Meanwhile, if you have questions about your disability claim, contact Cannon Disability Law. We can help.

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