Eye Sight Problems
Eyesight problems are recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as qualifying conditions for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects of the eyesight problems would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
In the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security manual (also known as the Blue Book), The Social Security Administration classifies eyesight problems as Special Senses and Speech Impairments. The SSA describes them as abnormalities of the eye, the optic nerve, the optic tracts, or the brain that may cause a loss of visual acuity or visual fields. A loss of visual acuity limits one’s ability to distinguish detail, read, or perform fine work. A loss of visual fields limits one’s ability to perceive visual stimuli in the peripheral extent of vision.
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to eyesight problems. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.