SSD 101: 'Special Senses and Speech' Type of Disability

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Social Security Disability (SSD) can be a long and challenging process. There are timing deadlines that can not be missed, or else the entire SSD process would need to be restarted. Courts are backlogged in some cases over 18 months or more so getting it right the first time is of the utmost importance. This article is about Senses and Speech diseases as defines by the Social Security Administration (SSA). These types of diseases, for SSD purposes, encompass a wide variety of potential issues.

Disorders that affect the senses, specifically your sight and hearing loss. Examples would include blindness, temporary blindness, hearing loss up to a certain decibel (dB), balance diseases such as Vertigo or Meniere's disease, and more.

Speech disorders are disorders such as loss of speech, verbal dysphagia, and more. Keep in mind these are simply examples type of disability, many more can be considered. Approvals for these types of diseases require extensive documentation and doctors visits. The SSA has more information on what doctors need in order to process these diseases. 

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Regardless of how you obtained the Sensory or Speech disorder, you may be eligible for social security disability. If the disorder arose from a work related illness or accident, you could be entitled to workers' compensation.

If you feel any of these injuries may effect you please contact our firm. We're here to assist you with all your disability needs and to get you any compensation you may be entitled to. 

**This information is based on New York State. Each state may be different. This blog post is for informational purposes. Your specific circumstances may vary from the information provided. Every case is different. Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes. The contents contained in this post do not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please contact us before sending confidential or time-sensitive material**


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