GRID Rules

If you are unable to work because of health problems, but your condition doesn’t meet the medical criteria established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to be approved, your case can be considered using a medical-vocational allowance and a series of GRID rules.

Limited or Lesser Education

GRID rules are various factors the SSA will consider all together to determine if you can be expected to work full-time.

When the GRID rules are considered, the SSA will look at your residual functional capacity, your age, your educational level, your work skills, and whether your skills are transferrable.

Under the education level aspect, the GRID rules have four different categories:

  • Limited education or less
  • High school graduate or more with no recent skilled work training
  • High school graduate or more plus recent skilled work training
  • Illiteracy or inability to communicate in English

Using your education level, or in this case your limited English, the SSA will determine what kinds of jobs you can do. Those with higher levels of education are going to be expected to have the ability to do more skilled, less strenuous work.

So, when everything is considered together, having limited or less English along with your health condition and the residual functional capacity (RFC) form that shows your limitations and restrictions, might warrant approval for benefits.

Consult With A Disability Attorney

If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, but your health issues don’t meet the medical criteria to be approved for disability benefits, you should consult with a disability attorney.

A disability lawyer will gather up all the supporting evidence and documentation to help you get approved for disability benefits. Get your free case review today.