What Special Senses and Speech Conditions Qualify for Long Term Disability?
A wide variety of medical conditions, if severe enough, may qualify you for long term disability benefits. One category includes Special Senses and Speech conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Loss of Visual Acuity
Remaining vision in the better eye after best correction is 20/200 or less.
Contraction of the Visual Field in the Better Eye; Loss of Visual Efficiency; Disturbance of Labyrinthine Vestibular Function (including Meniere’s disease)
Characterized by a history of frequent attacks of balance disturbance, tinnitus, and progressive loss of hearing.
Hearing Impairments (Not Restorable by a Hearing Aid)
(A) Average hearing threshold sensitivity for air conduction of 90 decibels or greater, and for bone conduction to corresponding maximal levels, in the better ear, determined by the simple average of hearing threshold levels at 500, 1000, and 2000hz. (see 2.00B1); or
(B) Speech discrimination scores of 40 percent or less in the better ear.
Loss of Speech
Due to any cause, with inability to produce by any means speech that can be heard, understood, or sustained.
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If you are unable to work as a result of special senses and speech disorders, you should consult with an experienced long term disability attorney. Unfortunately, long term disability carriers do not make it easy for disabled claimants to receive the benefits that they deserve. If your special senses and speech disorder makes it impossible for you to work and you have been denied your long term disability benefits, the legal team at Ortiz Law Firm can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your disability benefits no matter where you live in the United States. Give us a call today to discuss your claim at (888) 321-8131.