SSA defines Social Security disability as not being able to work as one did before, not being able to find work with a medically verified medical condition(s), AND the disability has lasted or is expected to last 12 consecutive months or will result in death. Below are items which may be specific to Alabama.
Blindness - a person is considered blind if they have a central accuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lens.
Permanent Disability - Medical proof is required to show permanent disability. A permanent disability is a serious physiological, anatomical, or mental condition which, according to medical information, is not likely to improve and which will likely continue until death.
Total Disability - medical data and social data are considered jointly in establishing total disability.