Blind Man Has Trouble With Social Security
When I first met 61-year-old James Beck it was easy to tell just how difficult it was for him to get around.
“I have to ask somebody whether it’s daylight or dark,“ Beck said.
Beck is legally blind and he says he has the paperwork from his doctors to prove it.
“It’s bad just living in the dark all the time you miss so many things, the sunset and the sunrise and all and you can’t see television but I enjoy listening to it,“ said Beck.
The Social Security Administration says he can work denying him disability benefits for more than two years.
“That man at Social Security said blind people works,“ said Beck. “Well I haven’t been able to find a job.“ ...
SSA’s spokesperson, Patti Patterson, talked with us by phone from Atlanta. She told us a senior attorney denied Beck’s claim in January but a judge approved it after we called, without any new evidence.
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