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My vision in my right eye is 20/300 and 20/400 in my left eye. I applied for SSD and received a letter that I am medically eligible and that they will soon determine if I am non-medically eligible. What are my chances of reciving SSD?

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I have been around a lot of people that have filed for disability. The paperwork can be extremely confusing. I found a blog that discusses some of the specifics of SSA's letters: http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/


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I found this useful resource on applying for SSD when vision problems: http://www.socialsecuritydisability.tv/disability-...


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I was on social security for a long time but got a FT job and cant see myself going back to such a limited income.
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I am not rich by any means but do make a bit mroe than SS gave me and have something to do with my days.
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Update on income limits from SSA:

People getting Social Security disability benefits can continue to receive their benefits when they work as long as their earnings are not more than an amount set by law.

If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits and you are legally blind, you can earn as much as $1,640 a month in 2009. This is higher than the earnings limit of $980 a month that applies to disabled workers who are not blind. The earnings limits change each year.

More information: http://socialsecuritydisabilityus.com


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Here's another resource worth checking out: http://www.social-security.tv


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If someone can help me out that would be super. I have been going to the University of Minnesota since 1996 for a vision loss in my left eye. In the summer of 2006 I began to experience additonal problems in my right eye with the pressure at 29. I had an MRI completed and the doctor at the U of M told my all the other doctors were wrong; that there was no opic nerve damage but we need to reduce the pressure. I've had many field test which showed damage in the lower left field. Social Security kicked in after the 5 month waiting period. I know they have special rules for the amount of income a person who is blind can receive each month. As a school teacher working part time, I take home $100 per week after medical coverage is take out. I have no control over the district's contract with what I make $1600 per month(gross). Will SS take away my benefits or simply take away the $150 I'm over. Please help me out with SS unwritten rules they have.


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does anyone know if a child can recieve ssi benifets to help with medical and other special needs expences ? live in indiana thank you for any information. mamaw p


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I'm new to this web site and would like to thank each and every one of you for directing me in the right direction. In 1996 I lost 95% of my vision in the left eye( which was not optic nerve damage but glaucoma was well) and recently glaucoma set in the right eye. Do people who apply for SSI normaly get excepted the first time and will the drops work to prevent further vision loss? Thank you


Need Tips on Applying for SSD / Just Applied March 2006



Just a couple of days ago I submitted my claim for SSD. I am legally blind in both eyes. Both eyes have a central vision of 20/400. I also have numerous eye diseases. I have cataracts, glaucoma, acute retinal necrosis, depth perception loss and periferal vision loss of 65%. I also have other medical problems. I have adrenal insufficiency and bone loss due to prolonged steriod use to treat the eyes.

What are my chances on getting approved the fist time with SSD? I have not worked at all since October of 2005. There is evidence of my vision loss in leaps and bounds. I have been seen and tested by the best doctors in the world. I have been confirmed legally blind by the Professors and Doctors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - University of Miami and my retinal physician. There are tons of photos, tests, etc to prove the vision loss.

I am sending a letter to each doctor and hospital requesting them to send records to the SSA to speed things up. Is there anything else I can do to expidite my claim processing? Any advise? Thanks dbradfordv@aol.com


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re: " I applied for SSD and received a letter that I am medically eligible and that they will soon determine if I am non-medically eligible"

All this means is that you've been found to be disabled under ssa guidelines. The non-medical part really just refers to paperwork processing on their end. For instance, if you apply for SSI (not ssd), they have to make sure that you don't have too much in assets. Also, if you apply for ssd OR ssi and are still working parttime, they have to make sure that you aren't going over the earnings limit.

you might want to check these out:

http://www.ssa.gov/disability

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/questions.html

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10052.html


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Legal blindness is a level of visual impairment that has been defined by law to determine eligibility for benefits. It refers to central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best possible correction, as measured on a Snellen vision chart, or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.


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just keep sending it in. Sometimes this is how to weed out the people that really need help from those who do not.


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I have just gone through what you are going through. It took me over a year for them to medically declare me as being disabled but only about a couple weeks thereafter to be declared non-medically disabled. However my "worth" of receiving Social Security Disablility was more than what I was eligable for on Social Security Supplimental Income so I only got 6 months of SSI which includes Medi-cal automatically but starting June my Social Security Disablilty payments will kick in & I will then have to reapply through the state for Medi-cal. Don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining, at least I am finally getting some sort of income after not being able to work since late 2003, it just seems to take forever to get the answers you need a.s.a.p. My only advice to you is just hang in there!! Also feel free to e-mail me at Po2hbear1878@aol.com with any further questions or comments


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