Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

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?

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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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

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?
Applying for Disability with high blood pressure
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?
How to File for SSI
Filing for disability, how to apply for SSD, SSI
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
How to get disability
How to appeal a disability denial