When the news reported that unemployment had hit a six-year high, I decided it was the right time to do this article. What if you are deaf and have recently lost your job? Aside from unemployment insurance (which has time limits), you can apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Readers, I know that some of you will be wondering if having or getting a cochlear implant will affect your ability to qualify for SSDI. I could not find anything official regarding cochlear implants or hearing aids, and SSDI. From what I have read in unofficial sources, it appears that having an implant or hearing aids does not affect a person's qualifications with regard to SSDI. Does anyone have any official sources to recommend that can answer this question?