There are a variety of situations where people are unable to work. In some cases, people are unable to work because of a physical or mental disability. In these cases Social Security programs may be available to help people receive the income they need to meet their day-to-day needs. Social Security benefits, however, can be difficult to understand. The available benefits often change depending on the person's disability and the person's work history.
People who are low vision, or blind, are in a unique situation. Blind Pennsylvania residents may wonder -- what Social Security benefits are blind people entitled to? According to the Social Security Administration, blind individuals can qualify for benefits through the Social Security Disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Income program, depending on their situation.