Does my age matter when trying to receive disability benefits?

Yes. The Social Security Administration looks at age as one of the factors when determining disability. The administration evaluates age as follows:

  • 18-49 is a younger worker
  • 50-54 is closely approaching advanced age
  • 55-59 is advanced age
  • 60-64 is closely approaching retirement age.

The Social Security Administration’s rules take into consideration that as people get older, they become less adaptable, less able to switch to different jobs to cope with health problems.

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