Dedicated to Helping People With Vision Problems Get Benefits
People who suffer from severe vision problems, particularly those who are considered to be legally blind, may have difficulty finding or retaining employment. As such, it may be possible to get Social Security benefits if poor eyesight has affected your ability to work. At the Disability Benefits Law Center, P.C., our Philadelphia vision disability lawyers devote their entire practice to helping people get the benefits to which they are entitled.
We understand how frustrating a disability can be when it affects your employment. That is why we are dedicated to ensuring that you understand your rights and options.
There are options available if a disability has prevented you from getting steady employment. Contact our Pennsylvania Social Security attorneys online or call 267-622-4475 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Disability Benefits for the Legally Blind
If you are legally blind, you may qualify for benefits under Social Security Disability (SSD) or through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program has different requirements that must be met, but both define legal blindness the same way. A person will be considered to be legally blind if his or her vision cannot be corrected to 20/200 or better in the strongest eye, or if the visual field is less than 20 degrees in the strongest eye. Our Philadelphia disability lawyers can explain the benefit requirements in greater depth.
Benefits for People Who Are Not Legally Blind
Legal blindness is not a requirement to qualify for disability benefits. You may still be eligible for SSD or SSI if vision problems, such as eye pain, double vision, blurred vision or a restricted field of vision prevent you from working. Of course, all of the other requirements for either benefit program must be met. The attorneys at the Disability Benefits Law Center, P.C., will thoroughly review your case to let you know whether you may qualify.
Seek Medical Attention Right Away
As far as the Social Security Administration is concerned, you are only as disabled as you appear in your medical records. That is why it is important to get qualified medical attention before you apply for benefits. We will walk you through each step of the application processto ensure that all necessary documentation is included to give you the best chance of acceptance. We can also handle appeals of applications that have been denied.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Philadelphia Impaired Vision Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffers from impaired vision, you may be entitled to certain benefits.Contact our Philadelphia vision disability attorneys online or call 267-622-4475 for a free initial consultation. We take all cases on a contingency basis, so you owe us nothing unless we win your claim.