Is there a minimum age to file for Social Security Disability?

September 13, 2015


When you we think of disability, we tend to think of an elderly person barely able to walk if at all. The fact of the matter is there are so many different disabilities that affect younger people as well. It could be physical or mental, but disability affects all walks of life. In fact, an amazing statistic for 20 year olds is that Social Security estimates that 1 in 4 of them will need to file for Social Security Disability before they reach retirement age.  


What is the short answer? No, there definitely is not a minimum age to file for Social Security Disability and Social Security categorizes young adults as 18-44 years old. However, you should know that it can be more difficult for a younger person to succeed on their Disability claim. The standards a person in this category must reach to be considered disabled are a bit higher than someone in an older category.


If you are a young person coping with a serious disability and feel like you can no longer work or have never been able to work, it may be worth filing for Disability. Attorney Christopher Scheidler is proud to represent younger applicants. If you feel it may be time to talk to a Social Security Disability attorney, call today so we may discuss your personal situation.

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