NL 00705.010 Model Letter K - Statutory Blindness Freeze Allowance - DIB Denial - Claimant Age
55 or Over
Prepare on SSA-L951-C2/U2
Social Security Notice
Your disability application has been approved. We have established a period of disability
for you beginning .
It has been determined, however, that you are not entitled to disability insurance
benefits. The law provides that an individual who has attained age 55 and meets the
definition of blindness contained in the law can qualify for disability insurance
benefits if he is unable by reason of such blindness, to engage in substantial gainful
activity requiring skills or abilities comparable to those of any gainful activity
in which he has previously engaged with some regularity and over a substantial period
of time. It has been determined that the work you have been doing is substantial gainful
activity and utilizes the same skills or abilities that were required in your work
performance prior to (1) . It is therefore necessary to deny your application for disability insurance benefits.
If you stop working or if your earnings are reduced to (2) or less per month, you
should file a new application for disability insurance benefits at any Social Security
Under the law the period of disability established for you must end when you no longer
meet the definition of blindness contained in the law or when you reach full retirement
age, whichever occurs first.
This period of disability now established for you is important. It protects your right
to benefits at retirement age. It also protects the amount of these benefits and the
benefit rights of your dependents and survivors. However, in cases where a disabled
worker was furnishing one-half support to a parent when the period of disability began,
proof of this support must be submitted without delay. Failure to do so may cause
such parent to be ineligible for benefits at a later date.
If you believe that this determination is not correct, you may request that your case
be reexamined. If you want this reconsideration, you must request it not later than
60 days from the date you receive this notice. You may make your request through any
Social Security office. If additional evidence is available, you should submit it
with your request.
If you have any questions about your claim, you should get in touch with any Social
Security office. Most questions can be handled by telephone or mail. If you visit
an office, however, please take this letter with you.
The attainment of age 55 (if attainment of age 55 is later than the onset of statutory
The date the evidence shows that you became blind.
The appropriate SGA amount.