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Alabama Disability Attorneys HUNTSVILLE Age, Education and Work Skills

Alabama Disability Attorneys HUNTSVILLE Age, Education and Work Skills

Alabama Disability Attorneys HUNTSVILLE Age, Education and Work Skills: Undoubtedly, the most important factor in your claim for Social Security Disability (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if the medical conditions which afflict you, but the triumvirate of Age, Education and Work Skills are not far behind in importance.

Your age, education and prior developed work skills are important factors which the Social Security Administration specifically looks at when they are determining whether you are entitled to disability benefits. The Social Security Regulations hold that for persons with severe disabilities, age is an increasingly adverse factor in the person's ability to obtain employment. The Code of Federal Regulations break age into the following categories: 18-49 (Younger Individual); 50-54 (Closely Approaching Advanced Age); 55-59 (Advanced Age) and 60-64 (Closely Approaching Retirement Age).

As for education, the more education one has, the greater the range of work the person is generally capable of performing. Someone like myself who has an undergraduate and graduate degree can (and does) perform sedentary work and can also perform heavier type jobs. Someone with a 9th grade education has most likely used their body as a way of earning a living and typically would not be qualified for more sedentary type jobs.

The work skills you have developed may be transferable to different types of jobs. For instance, if you have worked as a computer programmer, the skill you have developed in your job probably would transfer to other desk type jobs, while if you have worked as an iron worker during your work history, most of the heavy skills your have developed most likely would not transfer to many lighter jobs.

One example is for a person with less than a High School education who has performed heavy or very heavy work for 35 years. If they have a condition which limits them to performing no more than medium work (lifting no more than 50 lbs occasionally-25 pounds frequently), then they would be entitled to disability benefits, while a similarly aged person with a High School education or more would not be so entitled.

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits in Huntsville Alabama, or anywhere in Madison County* but you believe that you meet the legal definition of disabled, or if you just have questions about your application, don't hesitate to call the experienced Alabama disability attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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