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DI 21501.065 Florida APTD/AB State Plan

A. Blindness — requirement

A person must be blind or near blind in ophthalmological measurements to be eligible for Aid to the Blind. Ophthalmological measurements are defined as central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with glasses or a visual field defect in which the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter or visual field subtends at an angular distance of no greater than 20 degrees.

B. Permanent and total disability

1. Requirement

A person must be between 18 and 65 years of age and permanently and totally disabled to be eligible for Aid to the Disabled. Permanent and total disability exists when a person has a major permanent impairment or combination of impairments which are totally disabling.

2. Permanent impairment

A permanent impairment is a physical or mental condition (disease or loss) of major significance which is expected to continue throughout the person's lifetime and is not expected to be removed or substantially improved by medical treatment. It is expected to continue for a prolonged period of time and the eventual prognosis may be indefinite.

3. Total disability

Total disability exists when the permanent impairment or combination of permanent impairments substantially precludes the individual from engaging in a useful occupation which includes gainful employment for which he has competence and homemaking, when he or she is maintaining a home for at least one additional person.

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DI 21501.065 - Florida APTD/AB State Plan - 01/23/1990
Batch run: 02/12/2013