Deafness and Social Security Disability

Many people experience a decline in their hearing ability with time. When this hearing loss is due to employment or something other than natural decline with time, a person may be able to qualify for social security disability income.

In order for something to be classified as a disability, a person must have had an ability and then lost the ability. If the loss is tied to employment, a person may be able qualify for workers compensation. If the loss is due to something else, it may be possible to qualify for social security payments. In order to qualify for disability, a person must not be able to work due to some sort of condition or handicap. A person who has lost the ability to hear might be able to find gainful employment but might not be able to find employment to a degree he or she was used to prior to becoming deaf.

One of the biggest problems with deafness and social security is determining how deaf a person is and the level of disability this causes. There are four functioning areas that a social security judge will look at to determine if the person is qualified. If a person who has lost his or her ability to hear can still mostly function on a daily basis, this could be a huge impediment to acquiring social security disability payments.

Contact an Indianapolis Social Security Lawyer

If you have become deaf and are unable to work because of this but were turned down on your initial application for social security disability payments, contact the Indianapolis social security attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.