Visual Impairments:: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits (Google eBook)

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When children and adults apply for disability benefits and claim that a visual impairment has limited their ability to function, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to determine their eligibility. To ensure that these determinations are made fairly and consistently, SSA has developed criteria for eligibility and a process for assessing each claimant against the criteria. Visual Impairments: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits examines SSA's methods of determining disability for people with visual impairments, recommends changes that could be made now to improve the process and the outcomes, and identifies research needed to develop improved methods for the future. The report assesses tests of visual function, including visual acuity and visual fields whether visual impairments could be measured directly through visual task performance or other means of assessing disability. These other means include job analysis databases, which include information on the importance of vision to job tasks or skills, and measures of health-related quality of life, which take a person-centered approach to assessing visual function testing of infants and children, which differs in important ways from standard adult tests.

  

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1
1 INTRODUCTION
11
2 TESTS OF VISUAL FUNCTIONS
51
3 VISUAL TASK PERFORMANCE
126
4 ASSESSMENT OF VISION IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN
199
REFERENCES
231
Appendix A EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
275
Appendix B PUBLIC FORUM ON VISUAL DISABLILITY DETERMINATION METHODS AND ISSUES
322
Appendix C GLOSSARY OF SOCIAL SECURITY TERMS RELATED TO DISABILITY
330
Appendix D BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
335
INDEX
343
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