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Grid Eligibility

What Is Grid Eligibility?

Las Vegas Social Security Disability Attorneys

Grid eligibility, also known as grid rules, is a group of factors that the Social Security Administration takes into consideration when determining disability awards. It applies to claimants who are over age fifty with a physical disability.

Factors for Each Case

The three ways to win Social Security Disability cases include:

  • Meeting a "listing", i.e., impairments sanctioned by the Social Security Administration
  • Showing that your functional capacity for work has been significantly reduced
  • Grid eligibility

With grid eligibility, you can line up each of these factors: Age, educational background, employment skills, and physical capacity for work, in the form of a grid to determine whether you meet one of the rules. If you do, you are automatically grid eligible. It is important to remember, however, that you must be age 50 or older and have a physical type of impairment; the rules do not apply if you have a mental disability. By taking into account these factors, the SSA recognizes that older Americans with physical disabilities, who are uneducated and untrained, are significantly less likely to get unskilled jobs even if they can do the work.

Relentless Legal Help

We are intimately familiar with all of the ways to win disability cases. When assisting in the application process or in countering a denial, we take extra care to develop your case with supporting documentation so that the SSA can award you the benefits you deserve. There is no up-front fee for our services; our Las Vegas Social Security Disability representatives do not get paid until we win.

If you believe that you meet grid criteria, please contact an experienced law office today. At Disability Action Advocates, our 20 years of experience of helping clients win their Social Security Disability claims is a clear benefit to your case. Many people, including some SSA claim reps, aren't familiar with grid eligibility, and lose out on this as a way to win cases.

Schedule a free consultation with our Social Security Disability advocates in Las Vegas and we can fill you in on grid eligibility and how it may be used to win your case.


Our Services Include:
  • 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


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    “My experience with Kathy and Mike Blankenship was very good. Both were amazing and always answered any questions I had. Even if I asked a million questions.”

    - Robin
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    “They are worth every penny when it comes to dealing with Social Security. I would highly recommend DAA. Thank you for your service.”

    - Gary
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    “From the beginning to the end, I was treated with respect and dignity. Kathy went above and beyond, always answering my questions and taking the time to explain the process. Kathy was very professional and always returned my calls.”

    - Sherry
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    “DAA did a fine job on my case. They were professional and handled my appeal hearing well. I would highly recommend them any time.”

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    “I can't thank Nancy and Mike Blankenship enough for being there for me through the whole process and got me approved. The team at DAA really know what they are doing.”

    - James

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