Social Security benefits criteria change significantly when the prospective aid recipient is over 50 years old or under 18 years old. If you are disabled and are outside the typical 18-49 year old age range for filers, it is vitally important that you understand your additional rights and responsibilities.
Social Security Benefits Attorney in Portland
Are you over 50 years old, or have questions regarding Social Security benefits for a minor? You may be eligible for Social Security benefits not extended to others. For more information, contact attorney Richard Sly at 888-840-2864.
I Am 50 Years Old and Disabled. What Are My Rights?
The Social Security Administration and Congress recognize that an impairment for someone over the age of 50 may create challenges that are more severe than the challenges experienced by someone who is 18 to 49 years old and facing a similar disability. Because the consequences of an injury are more severe to older people, it is somewhat easier for these people to be awarded benefits.
My Child or Ward Is Under 18 and May Be Disabled. What Are Our Rights?
While disability criteria for people over 18 years old involves whether the person can work, the criteria for people under 18 involves the child's ability to function, and the child's social reactability. While many issues would not preclude an adult from working, issues such as clubbed feet, birth injuries, palsies, autism and ADHD can create a severe impediment to a child's development, and may qualify the child for Social Security benefits.
Whether you are an adult over age 50 or are the parent or a guardian of a child under age 18, we can appeal to medical professionals ranging from orthopedic doctors to pediatricians and child psychologists to document medical problems and fight for your Social Security benefit rights.
Contact a Portland SSD / SSI Lawyer
If you have questions regarding Social Security disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for individuals over the age of 50 or under the age of 18, contact the Social Security law firm of Richard A. Sly, Attorney at Law. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and work exclusively on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay nothing out of pocket. Contact us online or call us at 888-840-2864.