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How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

Does a person with severe keratoconus qualify to receive disability?



 
A disability examiner (I am a former examiner) would look at the case in two ways. The first would be to see if the medical evidence supports an approval via satisyfing a listing, i.e. meeting or equaling a relevant listing for a specific condition.

In this case, the examiner would check section two in the blue book (special senses and speech). Under that section of the listings (aka social security list of impairments), the examiner would look to see if your visual limitations satisfy the criteria for loss of visual acuity, loss of visual efficiency, or contraction of visual field of view.

From my experience as a disability examiner, visual cases presented a problem in that few disability examiners felt competent enough to interpret the evidence. Also, it was sometimes difficult a hunt to find a medical expert within DDS who had the proper background for dissecting this type of medical evidence.



That said, satisfying a visual impairment can be difficult. However, being determined disabled occurs in two different ways. The first is via a listing as we stated. The second is by achieving a medical vocational allowance and the following page discusses this.

How will Social Security Determine if you get Disability Benefits?








Essential Questions

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Receiving a Disability Award Letter

Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

Applying for disability in your state



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These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

My Social Security Disability SSI appeal status
Disability back pay, how it works
Eligibility criteria requirements for disability
Qualifying requirements for disability
Decision on disability case, are you eligible for a disability award
When is a Person Considered Disabled by Social Security?
Forms to appeal a Social Security Disability denial
Permanent disability benefits
How to qualify for disability with depression
If Social Security sends you to a psychiatrist
Disability denied twice
How to claim disability
How many times will Social Security deny you?
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Will my children get benefits if I get approved for disability?
How much time for a decision on a disability claim?
Can you work if you get an SSI disability check?
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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.