Why does Social Security consider my age in determining whether I am disabled?
Your age is actually one factor in the disability process. They look at your impairments, they look at your past relevant work, they look at your specific limitations from your impairments. And in addition to that, they look at your age, because there’s a system called “the Grids.” If you are above 50 or 55 then the Grids show based on your age, that you would be able to transfer less into other employments, other job types. So therefore your age is important in that if you are older it is easier to get social security disability. They don’t assume that you can be retrained as easily as if you are a younger individual.
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