Cleveland, OH asked in Social Security for Tennessee

Q: I am 48 just got denied after my hearing grid rule 201.21 at 50 rule 201.14 will apply when should I reapply

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Jerry Lutkenhaus

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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA

A: I have done Social Security Disability law in Virginia for 35 years. Grid rule 201.21 does mandate a finding of no disability even though you are reduced to sedentary work and have no transferable skills. The problem is you are under age 50 which means Social Security thinks you can still do unskilled sedentary work. On the other hand with teh same facts but if you were age 50 and above you would have been found disabled under Grid Rule 201.14. You did not indicate when you last worked. You also did not indicate what your last insured date (LID) was. If you are still insured for Social Security at age 50, then you may want to apply again at that age. Perhaps, you can win at your initial application when you reach age 50 based on Grid Rule 201.14.

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