Four Ways to Qualify for Disability Based on Your Eye Limitations

In order to meet Social Security vision disorders listing your vision has to be extremely poor. It is extremely strict standard and few applicants meet or equal the listing according to Omaha Social Security lawyer.There are three seperate ways to meet or equal the vision listing:

2.02 Loss of Visual Acuity. The remaining vision in the better eye after best correction is 20/200 or less.

2.03 Contraction of the visual field in the better eye.

2.04  Loss of visual efficeincy, or visual impairment, in the better eye

Social Security performs certain tests to determine whether you meet the vision listings. Most individuals who apply for disability on the basis of vision problems do not meet a listing.Social Security. If you don't meet a listing, then SSA makes a residual functional capacity assessment of your vision limitations. Disability examiners evaluate your visual  capabilities in five separate areas:

  • Near acuity;
  • Far acuity;
  • Depth perception;
  • Accommodation; and
  • Color vision.

These areas are rated as either limited or not limited.These ratings are not specific enough to support a finding of disability. You will need a statement from your doctor more specifically identifying your limitations . When these restrictions are matched with job requirements  provide a fourth way to qualify for benefits on the basis of vision. In this situation, in order to qualify for disability, your visual limitations along with any other physical or mental restrictions must prevent you from performing any work in the national economy.

For more information about applying for disability benefits on the basis of vision problems, contact us. To order a free pamphlet Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Disability Case or for a free evaluation  call (402) 933-5405 or contact [email protected]

Timothy J. Cuddigan
Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience