How Does Someone Qualify For Florida Social Security Benefits Due To Hearing Loss?
Question: My husband’s hearing has gotten so bad, he’s practically deaf. He’s not of retirement age yet, and we need his income to get by. Do you know if he could qualify for Social Security benefits for his hearing loss?
Answer: Some people appear to be harder of hearing than they truly are. That being said, it is difficult to know for sure if your husband qualifies until he is formally tested by a hearing specialist, such as an ENT or an audiologist. Social Security benefits are awarded for severe hearing loss and deafness, but not for mild or moderate cases.
If he is diagnosed as meeting the criteria for having a profound hearing impairment, then he will still have to prove that he is no longer able to perform his current job, or any other job with his hearing loss. The Social Security Administration will also evaluate his ability to follow instructions, ability to communicate, and do other various types of jobs.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with hearing loss in Broward County, they may be eligible for Social Security benefits. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-807-1334.