A 50-year-old woman who had previously applied for SSDI benefits and was denied at Hearing was successful in her re-application and awarded benefits alleging disability as of August 23, 2014, with a date last insured of September 30, 2014. Arguing that the Claimant’s age, combined with her several severe impairments rendered her unable to perform even sedentary work, and referencing the Court to various Listings and to the Medical/Vocational Grid Rules, the Court agreed and awarded the Claimant benefits. Indeed, benefits were awarded retroactively to the alleged onset date. In her second application, the fact that she was now 50 years of age, and considered ‘closely approaching advanced age’ in addition to securing medical records which supported her claim lead to this successful outcome.
// by Keches Law