A visual impairment can be a strong reason for Social Security Disability claim. Visual impairment may not necessarily mean blind. In fact, any kind of problem with the vision which can reduce a person’s ability to work normally can be eligible for social security disability claim.
There may be various reasons that can cause some kind of visual impairment such as Glaucoma, cataract, optic neuropathy, melanoma etc. Social security disability covers cases where there is low vision in one of the eyes, peripheral loss in the eye as well as total blindness. However, in order to support the claim, the claimant should have results of more than one eye exam in the file, along with the results of Peripheral Field Test in his file.
Since blindness or loss of vision may limit the person’s ability to work for a year or beyond, the claims under Social Security disability will be definitely considered, if the claimant has worked long enough to be classified as insured and has made adequate contribution to the social security system. If the earnings of the claimant are not enough, then they can be combined with the earnings of the parents or the spouse. The income and resources of the claimant are also taken into consideration. If they are more than certain dollars, the claim may be disqualified. The limit of this amount varies from state to state. Along with a Social Security disability benefit, the claimant may also be qualified for health coverage under the Medicare or Medicaid programs in most of the states.
Under Social Security, various services and products can be found for those who are blind.
More Articles :