How to Apply for Disability Benefits With Vision Loss Or Blindness

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You can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) online via the SSA’s website or you can submit your SSDI application at your local Social Security office.

If you apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) however, you must do so through an interview process with an SSA representative and this is usually done at the local office. 

Given the complexity of applying for disability benefits due to vision loss or blindness, seeking legal support can be incredibly helpful. Consider filling out the form on our site to connect with qualified attorneys nationwide who specialize in disability cases.

Required Information For Disability Benefits Application

No matter how you apply or which program you’re applying for, you will need to have a lot of information readily available, including:

  • Your work history and details of your education and job training 
  • Evidence that you meet a Blue Book listing. Listings 2.02, 2.03, and 2.04 all relate to vision loss
  • Medical records or at least accurate contact information for all your healthcare providers, including your primary care doctor, specialists, and therapists or life skills educators 
  • Financial records, including bank statements, paystubs, and information on any other forms of benefits you currently receive 

How Disability Attorneys Can Help You 

With the help of a disability lawyer, you can determine the best way to proceed and figure out what is best for your specific needs.

Schedule a free case review by completing the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page. Claims are often initially denied disability, so working with a lawyer may help increase your chances.

Vision Loss Disability FAQ's

Do I have to pay a disability lawyer up front?

Most disability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. Their fees are typically a percentage of the backpay you receive from the SSA, and they are regulated by federal law.

Will hiring a disability lawyer increase my chances of approval?

Yes, hiring a disability lawyer can significantly increase your chances of approval. They specialize in disability law and know how to present your case effectively to the SSA, gathering the right medical evidence and ensuring accurate documentation to strengthen your claim. 

What if my vision loss disability claim is denied?

If your claim is denied, a disability lawyer can represent you in the appeals process. They can handle all communication with the SSA, navigate legal complexities, and advocate for your rights to secure the benefits you deserve.

How can I connect with a disability lawyer for my vision loss case?

You can connect with a disability lawyer by filling out the form on our website. This will allow you to schedule a free case review to discuss your situation and determine the best course of action for your specific needs. 

Additional Resources For Those With A Vision Disability

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