Understanding Grid Eligibility
What Are the Medical-Vocational Guidelines?
Not all claims win based solely on medical evidence. Grid eligibility, also known as grid rules, is a group of factors that the Social Security Administration takes into consideration when evaluating your case. They’re called “medical-vocational guidelines.” These guidelines focus more on your work history, age, and education level and less on medical evidence. The Social Security Administration recognizes that as a person ages, they typically have an increasingly difficult time finding employment. Essentially, employers may not offer entry level positions to an applicant over 50 years old. This, combined with having less education and fewer job skills, makes it harder to find a job. These occupational circumstances are categorized in the grid rules.
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Grid Eligibility Support & Assistance
The knowledgeable staff at Disability Action Advocates has a wealth of experience in consulting for and handling claims that involve use of the Grid. Our office can handle your social security disability claim from start to finish, or we can take over the pursuit of those well-deserved benefits in the event of a denial. We understand how difficult it can be to start an entirely new line of employment in the event that you are not considered disabled, and the highly skilled advocates at DAA will do everything we can to get you awarded.
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Filing all forms for the initial application, reconsideration & hearing
Helping you through each step of the process so you know what to expect
Coordinating any social security doctor appointments you may have
Obtaining all your medical records and gather the necessary information
Reviewing your file thoroughly to discover weaknesses & determine what is needed to obtain a favorable decision
Representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
Supporting you throughout the entire process
Appealing your case if appropriate