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Social Security Disability and Bilateral Hearing Loss
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"Hello, I was wondering if the state of Hawaii or federal offers any assistance or tax credits for resident of Hawaii. I currently am working but on hard times and finding it hard to make ends meet. I do have 20% or more hearing loss in both ears from birth. I appreciate your time and any information you can provide me with. Aloha Thanks"
I am not sure about tax credits or assistance in Hawaii. However, if you are inquiring about Social Security disability benefits, you may or may not be able to receive disability benefits based upon your 20% bilateral hearing loss. Social Security disability is based upon two factors: a severe medically verifiable impairment and the inability to perform substantial work activity.
You stated that you are working; my next question would be how many hours a week are you working and how much do you earn. If you are earning more than $1040.00 gross per month (the SGA amount for 2013), you would not be eligible for Social Security disability no matter what your medical impairment is.
If you are earning under that amount, you may be eligible for disability benefits. You would have to file an application for disability benefits and go through the medical disability process to determine if your hearing loss meets the severity requirements of the Social Security disability program
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