Age certainly is important in whether you get Social Security Disability.

Once you turn 50 years of age the requirements are not as strict for being found disabled.


Social Security has set its rules to arbitrarily make it easier for those 50 years and above.

The theory is that as we age it becomes more difficult for us to adjust to changes in work environment, and certain limitations make it harder to perform different types of jobs.

This does not mean that you cannot win your disability case if you are under 50 years of age.

In fact, many people under 50 years of age are found disabled. You just need to know what the rules require and what Social Security is looking for.

Questions about your Social Security Disability case? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.