If you are between 18 years old and 50 years old, you are in the most difficult age range to get Social Security benefits.
Before you turn 18, Social Security uses the “child” standard for disability evaluations.
After you turn 18, though, Social Security uses the “adult” standard. You have to show that you are unable to do any type of work which exists in substantial numbers in the national economy. That bit of legalese basically means that you have to show that you can’t do any kind of work anywhere, anyhow so long as it is a substantial gainful activity (SGA).
Social Security can deny your benefits if you are able to perform work at any exertional level.
Some attorneys do not want a case where an individual is less than 50 years old. However it is possible to win a Social Security disability case if you’re under 50. It is just harder, and the attorney has to work for it. But after all, that is why you are hiring a lawyer in the first place.