In Minnesota, many workers suffer from vision problems. When you are in your next meeting at work, just take a look around the room to see how many people are wearing glasses. Chances are many other coworkers in the room are wearing contacts. Unless someone is considered to be legally blind, vision problems usually don't interfere with workers' abilities to do their jobs safely and well.
Disability benefits are available to folks in Minnesota and other Americans who suffer from debilitating, life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Typically, many folks associate disabilities with older people. Workers who spend 40 years doing manual labor might become disabled as a result of a repetitive stress injury. And other workers who are nearing retirement might suddenly be diagnosed with cancer or fibromyalgia.