Philip J. Fulton Law Office
Call For Your Free Consultation Today
Columbus, OH Office 614-929-3126

I'm too young to receive SSD benefits, aren't I?

When it comes to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, there is one myth that many people continue to believe: Young people cannot receive and/or win disability benefits.

This is just not true. In fact, as long as you have a work history, you may be entitled to SSD benefits if your disability prevents you from working for at least a year, regardless of whether you are in your twenties or fifties.

Does age matter at all though?

While a young person may be eligible for SSD benefits, it is important to note, however, that his or her road to benefits may be more difficult when compared to someone older.

For instance, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider a person's age when determining whether to award benefits or not. This is due to the assumption that it is often easier for a younger person to change careers and learn new skills should a disability make his or her current job difficult or impossible. Therefore, when all other factors are equal, a younger individual will be less likely to have his or her SSD claim approved.

Keep in mind, however, this doesn't mean it is impossible to get benefits. In fact, while age is a factor the SSA may consider, it is not the determining factor. Also, even if you are ineligible for SSD benefits for some other reason - such as an inadequate work history - you may be entitled to other benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

If you are disabled and unable to work, you need to contact an experienced SSD attorney as soon as possible to learn what options may be available. Get the benefits you deserve.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Take The First Step And Contact Us Today

Free Consultations

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Write Us A Review

At Philip J. Fulton Law Office, we love feedback from our clients. Please take a moment, and tell us how we’re doing!

Philip J. Fulton Law OfficeRepresenting Victims Of Workplace Injuries And Disability

89 East Nationwide Boulevard
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 866-552-6353
Phone: 614-929-3126
Phone: 614-224-3838
Fax: 614-224-3933
Columbus Personal Injury Office Map

Free Consultations:
Back To Top