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Social Security Disability Communication Options For Blind Claimants

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: November 13, 2015
Social Security Disability Communication Options For Blind Claimants

The Social Security Administration offers a number of accommodations for blind persons claiming benefits. Blind persons already have different SGA limits, as well as accommodations when it comes to processing their disability benefits claims. Apart from this, the federal agency also makes it easier for blind persons to get in touch with the agency, and also offers a number of options for communication.

The agency makes a number of accommodations to ensure that its websites are accessible to persons who are visually impaired. It also offers a number of mail delivery options for people, who may be visually impaired, and may be unable to use standard communication forms. For help filing a claim for blindness, talk to a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer.

For instance, the agency offers the options of standard printed notices by first-class mail or certified mail, as well as follow-ups to read the notice within five business days of the date of notice. The agency also provides an option for standard print notice and Braille by first-class mail.

It also offers a standard print notice with a compact disc that contains a Microsoft Word file. This standard print notice can be sent by first-class mail, and the CD is meant to work with screen readers, but not an audio CD player.

Blind persons can also choose to have a large 18-point font notice sent to them by first class mail. They can also choose to have standard print notice and an audio CD mailed to them by first-class mail. This CD is designed to work on most CD players.

You can choose any of these options by visiting the Social Security Administration’s website, and requesting any of these communication options. Persons who are visually impaired can also call the federal agency toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-321-0778). You can also contact your local Los Angeles area Social Security office to learn how you can get in touch with the agency. For more information, get in touch with a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.