Overview of Disability

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How to win Disability

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Working and Disability

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What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

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SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

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

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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