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Social Security for Loss of Eye

 


Casch

Jul 16, 2005, 9:10 PM
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Can you be compensated for the loss of an eye through Social Security? People are telling me to look into it after my car accident last month where I destroyed my right eye and had it removed entirely. Is it even worth looking into?


mx757  (C License)

Jul 17, 2005, 4:55 PM
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might give it a try...


Casch

Jul 17, 2005, 5:37 PM
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I don't have any idea where to start though, this being the first major body part that I've lost Shocked


mx757  (C License)

Jul 17, 2005, 5:39 PM
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just call Social security or visit their web site.
applie for disability benifits at worse they'll say no..


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Jul 17, 2005, 10:53 PM
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Having gone through the loss of one eye myself, it does -not- make you disabled enough to qualify for Social Security. Disability benefit of a finite amount....maybe (worker's comp?), but nothing on-going. See here: http://www.edd.ca.gov/fleclaimdi.htm. I used it to go back to school for a new degree that was not in the high risk catagory that I had trained in previously. That is the only reason I got help. And that was to become self-suffient again, not rely on an income from someone else.

ltdiver


councilman24  (D 8631)

Jul 18, 2005, 8:06 AM
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If you have Accidental Death or Dismemberment insurance file a claim. Mine pays 50% for loss of one eye.


peregrinerose  (D 28983)

Jul 19, 2005, 8:32 AM
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I'm an optometrist, most of my patients are visually impaired/legally blind. You won't get anything from social security for a lost eye since it doesn't impair your ability to work at almost any job. Commercial pilot might be about the only thing you'd be limited on.

It will take you a while to adapt, your brain is used to gathering info from two eyes, particularly with depth perception. But there are 10 cues to perceiving depth, only 2 of them require stereopsis (2 eyes working together).

You are lucky to have only lost an eye and not anything more serious!Crazy

Jen



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