Asked in Social Security for Connecticut

Q: how hard is it to collect ssdi at 62

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Peter N. Munsing

  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Depends entirely on your change in abilities and how that affects your employment. Remember, it's not the inability to do your old job but you have to be unable to do any job that exists for medical reasons. Is there a reason why you can't, for example, take tickets at a parking lot?

Katelyn M. Burke

  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Danvers, MA

A: Assuming you can establish that you do have severe medical conditions, one hurdle you will need to get over is proving that you cannot do your past relevant work. Unlike for a younger individual, once that is established, the kinds of jobs Social Security Administration will tell you to go get trained in now are narrowed. It is impossible to completely answer your question without more detail, but age does help.

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