Your age, education, and work experience play an important role in your Social Security Disability claim if the Social Security Administration (SSA) finds that you have a severe medical impairment but do not meet a listing.
The SSA will determine what you’re capable of doing (known as your residual functional capacity, or RFC). It will then compare your RFC to your past work. If you’re able to perform your past work, the SSA will find that you are not disabled.
If you’re not able to return to your past work, the SSA will consider your vocational factors – age, education, and work experience – to determine if you can do any work.
This article explains how age, education, and work experience are evaluated under the SSA’s medical-vocational guidelines. If you have any questions about how to apply for Social Security Disability benefits or how to win your SSDI claim, call or email Richmond Social Security Disability lawyer Corey Pollard for a free consultation.