Low Vision Support: Navigating Disability Benefits

Low Vision Support

Losing vision can significantly impact your life, affecting your employment, independence, and daily activities. During the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic Low Vision Support Group meeting on Feb. 9th, 2024, we discussed several resources and benefits designed to support individuals with low vision or blindness. We’ve compiled some links to what the group discussed that might be able to help simplify the process of accessing social security and disability benefits, helping to ensure you or your loved ones receive the support needed during this challenging time.

Understanding Your Benefits

  1. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI):


  1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


  1. Ticket to Work Program


  1. Additional Support for Vision Loss

Medicare and Medicaid

Find out if you are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid by visiting their web sites:


  • Social Security Administration (SSA): Official SSA Website
  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): TWC's Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1 (800) 628-5115
  • Harris County Voucher Program: Call (713) 274-2124 for more information on how to get rides through Z Trip