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.
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.
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