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 some items which may be specific to Maine.
Blindness - an individual who has no vision or an acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses or the visual field or peripheral vision is reduced to 20 degrees or less.
Permanent Disability - a physical or mental impairment, disease or loss verifiable by medical findings which is to be unlikely to improve, remain static, or become worse over the lifetime of the individual.
Total Disability - an impairment so severe as to substantially preclude engagement in a useful occupation including homemaking.