Social Security Benefits for the Blind
The Social Security Administration has rules in place that allow it to help people who are blind or have poor vision. Benefits are available to those with vision impairments through both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. They can pay benefits even to those who are not “legally blind” under certain circumstances.
If you are blind or have poor vision to the point that it is disabling, the Indiana Social Security disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office can help you successfully apply for the SSI and Social Security Disability benefits you may need. Contact our offices today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about how our dedicated Social Security lawyers can help you.
Qualifying For Social Security Benefits
If you are legally blind, it is likely that you can receive SSI benefits to help you support yourself financially. If your vision cannot be corrected beyond 20/200 or if your range of vision is 20 degrees or less, you qualify as legally blind.
Even if you are not legally blind, but your poor vision combined with other health problems prevents you from working, you may still qualify for benefits. In this situation, your income must be below a certain amount to receive SSI payments or you must have worked a job where you paid Social Security payroll taxes to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
If you are legally blind or have very poor vision, the Indiana Social Security lawyers at the Hankey Law Office can help you seek the Social Security benefits for which you qualify. Even if your application has been turned down, an experienced Social Security attorney can help you successfully appeal the court’s decision. Call us at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about your legal options.