Social Security Disability Conditions: Blindness
March 19th, 2014|
March 19, 2014
Many Americans with Blindness and visual impairments apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for financial support.
Blindness is considered to be a permanently debilitating condition under the List of Compassionate Allowances and is defined by the Social Security Administration as a total loss of vision. An individual may also be considered legally blind if their vision acuity is 20/200 or less in the better eye while using corrective devices.
Loss of vision can be related to a number of health conditions, including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa.
These conditions often leave people unable to work and dependent on alternative resources for income, including Social Security Disability benefits. This leaves many wondering what is necessary to qualify for SSD benefits.
The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain both work history and the severity of the condition will be examined during the claims process. Other factors, such as income, will be examined as well to determine how much compensation applicants will receive if they are approved.