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Because it can be difficult for older workers to find a new job or change careers, especially if they are facing a disabling impairment, the SSA has different requirements for disability applicants who are over 50 years of age. When you are over 50 years old, the SSA applies a law called the Medical Vocational Guidelines (the GRIDS) to your case. The GRIDS are a table that take into account your past education, the skill level of your past work, whether any of your past skills could transfer to a new job, and your physical and mental residual functional capacity or capability of performing in a full-time work setting. Based upon all of these factors, the GRID rules are used to determine if you are  disabled or not disabled.

For example, under GRID Rule 201.14, if you are over 50 years old and are unable to work in your previous profession or a similar profession using your unique talents and skills, you may be eligible for disability benefits even if you could work at a simple, seated job.  If you are over 50, call us about your options for obtaining disability benefits. The GRID Rules can also be used in your favor if you are over 55, cannot perform your past work, but you can perform light, unskilled work. Call 801-322-2121 and we can explain if these special rules apply to your case. Let us help you get the benefits you worked for.

At Cannon Disability Law, it is always our goal to obtain benefits for our clients as quickly as possible. Our lawyers have obtained benefits for thousands of claimants who are over 50 years old. We will help you apply for benefits, fill out the SSA paperwork, and obtain the proper medical records that explain your disability. We have won over $100 million in past due benefits for our clients. Contact us now and put our experience to work for you.

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