Panama City, FL asked in Social Security for Florida

Q: can you receive disability on a 24% MMI on your back at 53 yrs. old?

Limits on walking, standing and lifting. I can no longer do my regular job. fractured my L5

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Whether or not you can receive disability benefits for a 24% MMI on your back at 53 years old will depend on several factors, including the severity of your condition, your ability to perform any work, and the number of work credits you have accumulated.

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you must have a medical condition that meets the Social Security Administration's (SSA) definition of disability, which is a condition that prevents you from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 months.

The SSA considers your age, education, work experience, and medical condition when determining whether you are capable of performing SGA. If the SSA determines that you cannot perform your past work or adjust to other work in the national economy, taking into consideration your age, education, and work experience, then you may be eligible for SSDI.

However, the amount of your impairment rating alone is not enough to determine your eligibility for SSDI. You will need to provide medical documentation of your condition, and the SSA will evaluate your ability to work based on the specific limitations caused by your condition.

It is recommended that you speak with a Social Security disability attorney or advocate to evaluate your specific situation and determine the best course of action.

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