Do you know what the Social Security Blue Book is? Formally titled “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security,” it’s a list of disabilities that presumptively qualifies a claimant for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Blue Book is often misleading and misunderstood by people who apply for SS benefits. Many people come to us under the impression that they will be automatically awarded benefits because their diagnosis is in the book, but this list is extremely nuanced and has extremely detailed requirements. To learn more, watch the short video.
To qualify for disability benefits due to an eye disorder you must be able to show that the condition is expected to last 12 or more months. Here are common eye problems that may qualify for disability benefits.
If you’ve been awarded VA benefits through the military, there is no automatic approval process to obtain SSD benefits. The VA and Social Security have different processes for proving benefits for disabled individuals. When reviewing for VA eligibility, they review the application in the light most favorable to the veteran. The Social Security Administration, on the other hand, does not review their applications in that same light. To learn more, watch this short video.
Your age can sometimes help increase the chance that your disability application will be approved. The SSA has specific disability age categories, see what they are.
Although no attorney can guarantee that the SSA will approve your application for social security disability benefits, some factors push the odds of approval in your favor.
If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to provide a source of income. People who apply for disability usually have many questions and knowing the answers can help make the application process a little less stressful.
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