Your educational level can affect your eligibility for disability benefits. For instance, your educational level is taken into account under the GRID rules that can determine eligibility for benefits in some cases. The GRID rules take into account a person’s age, educational level, and exertional level. These rules can be found at on the Social Security Administration’s website. They are particularly relevant if you are over 45. Below that age your educational level does not really affect your claim, but if your I.Q. is low enough you might be eligible for benefits.