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Visual Impairment

A visual disorder is an abnormality of the eye, the optic nerves, the optic tracts, or the brain that may reduce a person's ability to function. According to the National Federation of the Blind, approximately 10 million Americans are blind or visually impaired, and 75,000 people in the United States will become blind or visually impaired each year.[1]

Social Security Administration cuts result in long wait times

If you're on Social Security Disability or are interested in obtaining benefits in the future, changes to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) budget could affect you. The SSA's proposed 2019 budget is going to be smaller than in the past. It would result in cutting back the number of staff members working at the SSA along with increasing the total time people would have to wait while applying for benefits.

What is a transferrable skill?

If a claimant is 50 there is a good chance the during your hearing the judge and vocational expert will talk about transferrable skills. Skills are knowledge about a job that is gained by performing the job. A skill requires the exercise of judgment that goes beyond carrying out simple job duties. Examples of skills can be assembling equipment or complex objects. A skill can be keeping a money drawer balanced using a computer. Social Security has said that basic driving ability, filing papers, greeting customers and basic food preparation are not skills.

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate income working people. This Tax Credit incentivizes work while providing additional support to low income workers, particularly workers with children. People working part-time often receive the Earned Income Tax Credit. And some of those workers have applied for social security disability benefits. They are working part-time because of their disability and are unable to work full-time.

You can appeal a Social Security Disability denial

When Social Security Disability (SSD) payments are delayed, people suffer as a result. When it can take over a year to find out if a person qualifies for disability benefits, that's a year that the individual has to suffer and struggle.

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