If you are over 50, it is easier to get approved for benefits because of
"The Grid Rules" and how they apply.
When you apply for disability, Social Security evaluates your case using a very detailed set of rules called the grid rules. These rules are designed to help Social Security employees, no matter where they are located, evaluate every case in a uniform manner.
The premise of the grid rules is simple: Social Security recognizes that as you get older, you will have a more difficult time finding a job. Therefore, they apply a set of rules that favors those over 50 years of age.
More specifically, Social Security recognizes that employers are less likely to offer an entry level job to a man or woman aged 50 or older. (And, the less education you have or the fewer job skills you have, the harder it will be to find employment.)
These vocational realities are codified in the grid rules. The practical effect of the grid rules is to authorize a judge or adjudicator to find you "disabled" even if you can still do some level or work. (Read that sentence again because this is how the government views those over 50.)
Get a lawyer who knows all about The Grid Rules. (Hint: Ginsberg does!)
Notice the age of all the people approved in the case studies to your right (bottom if you're on mobile). Specifically, they are all over over ago 50. This is a main qualifier for Grid Rules: Age.
If you are over 50, complete a FREE case evaluation below right now. It's your first step toward getting approved.
For over 25+ years, my law firm and I have represented hundreds of deserving clients seeking Social Security disability benefits.
I believe very strongly in the value of educating both clients and potential clients about how Social Security decides claims, mistakes to avoid, and proven strategies that work for various types of medical ailments.
How a savvy lawyer can help you get approved.
For my clients, I'm prepared to discuss "The Grid Rules" and how it applies to your case. By first knowing you qualify for the grid rules, we can take you condition or ailment and properly fit it into the grid rule you are best suited for. This increases your odds of success dramatically!
You'll see in Case Study #6
(right margin desktop / below mobile) where I suggested Grid Rule 201.14 would apply to my client's condition and the judge agreed. That's how Grid Rules works. And it could work this way for you too.
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"The Grid Rules" to your advantage.
Grid Rule Case Study #1 – this report describes a hearing involving a 57 year old female who underwent triple bypass surgery and thereafter suffered numerous complications. This claimant had a high school education and a semi-skilled work background but no transferrable skills. The judge approved this case based on Grid Rule 202.06. The judge simply applied the "grid rules" to make a decision.
Grid Rule Case Study #2 – this hearing report describes the case of a 51 year old male who previously worked in a warehouse and at a truck dock. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and by the time he started receiving treatment his heart muscle was permanently damaged, he had suffered kidney damage, he had developed diabetes and hypertension. The judge approved this case based on Grid Rule 201.14.
Grid Rules Case Study #3 – this hearing report describes the case of a 52 year old female with neck and back pain arising from a bulging disc following a car accident. The judge was impressed by my client’s long work history and he approved this case based on his conclusion that my client was limited to sedentary work, thus applying Grid Rule 201.14.
Grid Rules Case Study #4 – this hearing report describes the case of a 50+ year old male with a high school education and past work as a cylinder press operator. He alleged disability based on hip and back pain arising from a bi-lateral hip replacement, cervical pain and migraine headaches. I was successful in arguing that Grid Rule 201.14 applied.
Grid Rules Case Study #5 – this hearing report describes the case of a 58 year old male with a college education and post work as an airline flight control manager. He is a 100% disabled veteran and has had multiple back surgeries, rotator cuff surgery and has been place on long term pain management. He was declared disabled based on Grid Rule 202.06.
Grid Rules Case Study #6 – 54 year old male with chronic respiratory impairment, non-functional right hand, chronic low back pain and anxiety. I suggested that Grid Rule 201.14 would apply and the judge agreed.