A worker who has an eye or ear disorder may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. If your condition has an effect on your ability to perform the normal daily functions of your job, i.e., your condition poses functional limitations on your ability to do work, then you may be eligible for Social Security disability if their is no other type of work that you are able to do. In order to determine whether you are eligible for Social Security disability for eye and ear disorders, you will be subject to vision and hearing screenings.
If you have visual impairments, you will be categorized into one of three groups, or listings, in accordance with Section 2 of the Social Security Administration’s Disability Evaluation Under Social Security:
If your hearing impairment is profound, then you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits under Section 2 of the Social Security Administration’s Disability Evaluation Under Social Security blue book. Hearing disabilities that are eligible include:
Making an informed decision about whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits based on your vision or hearing impairment can be tricky, but an experienced Arizona Social Security disability lawyer can help you determine if you are a likely candidate for benefits. The experienced Arizona Social Security disability lawyers at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC have helped many hearing and visually disabled individuals seek the Social Security benefits they need. Please contact our lawyers at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, by calling 855-325-4781 to schedule a free initial consultation. If your disability prevents you from visiting one of our offices, we can make arrangements to come to you.