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May someone with Strabismic Amblyopia be eligible for disability

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May someone with Strabismic Amblyopia be eligible for disability benefits?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LawTalk replied 6 years ago.
Good afternoon from Savannah,

I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.

Social Security Disability effectively requires that a person be incapable of earning a living---by being so severe that your condition interferes with basic work related activities. Presuming that you can see well with one eye, it is unlikely that you would qualify for disability.

However, if your visual problems are considered severe and affect both eyes, you may actually qualify under the social security disability standards. If this is the case you will need to be evaluated by your physician. Blindness for SSD purposes is composed of visual acuity of less than 20/100 in your good eye.

See your physician and your optometrist and ask about whether your disability will qualify you for SSD.

I wish you the best in 2010.

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