Social Security Administration’s Definition of Legally Blind

If blindness or vision impairment renders you unable to work or earn livable wages, Social Security disability lawyers in Fayettevilleat Brent Adams & Associates can help you file the necessary application and paperwork to apply for Social Security benefits for the blind. While going through this process, it is important to show that (a) you are disabled and (b) your disability will last for a minimum of one year or until death.  

What does SSA consider legally blind? 

The Social Security Administration evaluates each application for benefits to determine if an individual meets the disability criteria. The SSA considers individuals to be legally blind if their vision cannot be corrected to at least 20/200 in one eye or if -- even with a corrective lens -- their field of vision is 20 degrees or less. Under this definition, some people who can read large print and do not need to use a seeing-eye dog or cane to get around may be classified as legally blind. 

Even those who do not meet the SSA's definition of legally blind still could be eligible for benefits if their vision problems or other health conditions prevent them from working. In this case, it may be worth working with a Social Security disability attorney to determine if you qualify for the specific Social Security benefits created for the blind, which include a disability freeze to increase future benefits and a higher earnings limit. 

Speak with Social Security Disability Lawyers in Fayetteville Today 

If you or a loved suffers from a vision disability that makes it difficult or impossible to work, SSDI benefits can help. The attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates are dedicated to helping clients navigate the complicated SSDI process so they can begin receiving the monthly payments they need to pay for bills and other expenses. Call us at 1-910-892-8177 or 1-800-849-5931 to set up your consultation with a Social Security disability attorney in Fayetteville.

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