Are you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits due to a loss of special senses? Navigating this area can be confusing. Each year, tens of thousands of people apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) but are denied, not because they don’t qualify, but because they failed to apply correctly. Carol Stream Social Security Disability attorneys can help ensure that you’re able to receive the support you’re due.
One of the most important considerations when applying for Social Security Disability is that you list a qualifying disability and that you are tested by a licensed medical practitioner. For those with speech disorders, this will mean being tested by an otolaryngologist using an audiometer. However, it’s just as important that you understand the types of speech and special senses disorders the Social Security Administration will accept.
For instance, if you’re suffering from a loss of vision, commonly accepted causes include glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa, but also optical neuropathy and even an eye injury due to a foreign object that caused damage to the outer edge of your vision. If you are trying to claim benefits due to blindness, you’ll need to have 20/200 vision or worse, with documented correction attempts that have failed to rectify the situation.
You may also be attempting to claim a loss of visual efficiency. For instance, if you’ve lost significant depth perception or color perception, this reduces your visual efficiency. You will need to work with both a medical professional, as well as Carol Stream Social Security Disability attorneys to ensure that you qualify for this condition.
Other disorders that might qualify you for benefits include balance disorders, loss of hearing and loss of speech.
The challenge with claiming SSD benefits in these areas is that they can be difficult to prove, and the fact that a single error or omission in your application could mean you are rejected. Working with expert Social Security Disability attorneys ensures that you have the best chance of receiving the benefits you’re due.
At Harold W. Conick & Associates, we have decades of experience helping clients just like you obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they’re due. Whether you have a special senses or speech impairment, or another qualifying disability, we invite you to contact our office today for a no-obligation consultation. We can help you obtain the benefits you need.
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