Examination to determine blindness
In determining, for purposes of this subchapter, whether an individual is blind, there shall be an examination of such individual by a physician skilled in the diseases of the eye or by an optometrist, whichever the individual may select.
Regulations regarding completion of plans for achieving self-support
The Commissioner of Social Security shall establish by regulation criteria for time limits and other criteria related to individuals’ plans for achieving self-support, that take into account—
the length of time that the individual will need to achieve the individual’s employment goal (within such reasonable period as the Commissioner of Social Security may establish); and
other factors determined by the Commissioner of Social Security to be appropriate.
Review of State agency blindness and disability determinations
The Commissioner of Social Security shall review determinations, made by State agencies pursuant to subsection (a) in connection with applications for benefits under this subchapter on the basis of blindness or disability, that individuals who have attained 18 years of age are blind or disabled as of a specified onset date. The Commissioner of Social Security shall review such a determination before any action is taken to implement the determination.
In carrying out paragraph (1), the Commissioner of Social Security shall review—
at least 20 percent of all determinations referred to in paragraph (1) that are made in fiscal year 2006;
at least 40 percent of all such determinations that are made in fiscal year 2007; and
at least 50 percent of all such determinations that are made in fiscal year 2008 or thereafter.
In carrying out subparagraph (A), the Commissioner of Social Security shall, to the extent feasible, select for review the determinations which the Commissioner of Social Security identifies as being the most likely to be incorrect.
[Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531], title XVI, § 1633, as added [Pub. L. 92–603, title III, § 301], Oct. 30, 1972, [86 Stat. 1478]; amended [Pub. L. 93–66, title II, § 214], July 9, 1973, [87 Stat. 158]; [Pub. L. 98–460, § 6(b)], Oct. 9, 1984, [98 Stat. 1802]; [Pub. L. 103–296, title I, § 107(a)(4)], title II, § 203(a), Aug. 15, 1994, [108 Stat. 1478], 1508; [Pub. L. 106–170, title I, § 101(b)(2)(D)], Dec. 17, 1999, [113 Stat. 1874]; [Pub. L. 109–171, title VII, § 7501], Feb. 8, 2006, [120 Stat. 154].)