Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Requirements for Disability
Applications for disability
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after a Denial
Mental Disability Benefits
Denials for Disability
Appeals for denied claims
Disability Benefits from SSA
Child Disability Benefits
Qualifications and How to Qualify
Working and Disability
Disability Awards and Notices
Disability Lawyers, Hiring Attorneys
Social Security List of Conditions
What Social Security considers disabling
Medical Evidence and Disability
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
SSD SSI Definitions
SSDRC authored by Tim Moore
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Do people with 20/200 corrected vision or worse automatically get disability?
As far as vision, to get approved on the basis of visual acuity, one has to have 20/200 or worse vision in the better eye after best correction. That is a pretty tough standard. It basically means that even if a person has extremely bad vision, it can be very difficult to get approved on the visual acuity listing. Those that do get approved for disability on the visual acuity listing (listing 2.02) are referred to as "stat blind", meaning statutory blindness.
But, even individuals who do not get approved on the listing, as always, have a chance of being approved on the basis of a medical vocational allowance which utilizes the 5 step sequential evaluation process.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Receiving Social Security Disability benefits if you are blind
Facts about Retinitis Pigmentosa and Filing for Disability
Facts about Glaucoma and Filing for Disability
Facts about Macular Degeneration and Filing for Disability
How to file a disability application
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go to apply?
Important points about filing for disability
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits
Disability qualifications - Who will qualify is based on functional limitations
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
How to file for disability and the information needed by Social Security
What conditions do they Award Disability Benefits for?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI? Part I
To get a Social Security Disability or SSI Award do you have to have a Permanent Disability?
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
Do Lawyers Improve The Chances of Winning Social Security Disability or SSI?
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability - The Process of Qualifying for Benefits
Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
How long does it take to get disability?
Filing and applying for disability in Texas