Social Security Disability And Blindness

There is a listed impairment for statutory blindness. This means that if you meet specific, detailed criteria you will automatically be approved for disability benefits.

The definition for blindness is a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with use of corrective lenses. There are also specific criteria that can be used to help prove blindness pertaining to visual field limitation and the diameter of a visual field.

Proving blindness requires specific medical documentation and eye examination reports. Even if you do not meet the specific criteria to demonstrate the blindness listing, you may still qualify for Social Security through the 5 steps sequential process. Essentially, this boils down to being able to prove that your medical conditions prevent you from doing any type of work.

If you have a question regarding a pending Social Security appeal, please feel free to contact us.