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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Q: Is my wife eligible for Social Security Disability?

My wife, 57, is legally blind. Her vision has steadily gone downhill for 15-20 years and hasn't driven since 2005. She hasn't worked since 1995 after our second daughter was born.

L. David Ferrari
L. David Ferrari answered on Oct 3, 2019

Maybe, but unlikely. If she is qualified for disability for medical reasons, because she has not paid into Title 2 AKA SSDI since 1995, she would not qualify financially. The other benefit available IF she medically qualifies, is Supplemental Security Income AKA Title 16 or SSI.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on
Q: I finally got approved for disability. I have a brain tumor for which i had surgery on May 2, 2016. Its location

Prevented total removal. It is a meningioma located near my pituitary gland. It obstructed my left orbital nerve. I’m blind in my left eye. I’m now hypothyroid and tired all the time. I had a stroke in April 2018. I haven’t worked since surgery. I was looking forward to returning... Read more »

L. David Ferrari
L. David Ferrari answered on Oct 3, 2019

There is too little in your statement to give a helpful answer beyond speculation. It may be SSA is just slow in getting you your back pay. They often take 3 months to process it and can take more time. At this point, no lawyer will want to help you because you have already won and they can make no... Read more »

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