Disability Conditions

Conditions That Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

This page is a list of disabling conditions that the Social Security Administration (SSA) may consider severe enough to qualify an individual for Social Security disability benefits. These conditions may impair a someone’s capacity to obtain gainful employment, making the individual eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits.

Numerous of diseases are documented in the impairment listing handbook, or “Blue Book,” which is used by state-run Disability Determination Services (DDS) to decide whether or not an individual fits the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) criteria for total disability. Claimants who meet the Blue Book’s eligibility criteria should be awarded benefits through the Social Security Disability application process.

Individuals may be eligible for disability benefits under one of the Social Security Administration’s programs, 200+ Compassionate Allowances. categories in addition to the Blue Book criteria listed below. Through the Compassionate Allowance project, claimants with life-threatening medical conditions may be eligible for accelerated evaluation of their Social Security Disability claim, significantly shortening the wait for approval.

If you believe you are disabled and would like to learn more about applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you have one of the following conditions, please click on the disease’s name for full information on symptoms, diagnoses, and SSA disability requirements for that condition. Additionally, you can complete a no-cost evaluation form to determine your eligibility. The following conditions qualify for SSDI and SSI:

Cardiovascular System Heart conditions
such as hypertension, heart failure, and blood clots

System Digestive
Disturbances of the digestive tract, such as Crohn’s disease and hepatitis.

Endocrinology
Conditions affecting the hormone-secreting glands, such as Thyroid Disorders and Obesity

Impairments to the Genitourinary System
Impaired reproductive organs and urinary system, including those that require dialysis, such as Renal Disease.

Disorders of the Blood
Chronic Anemia and Sickle Cell Disease are examples of blood disorders.

Disorders of the Immune System
Immune system disorders, such as HIV and lupus

Diseases that are malignant or neoplastic
This applies to a variety of types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer.

Mental Disabilities
Psychological disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Schizophrenia

Multiple Impairments to the Body Systems
Multiple-system disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

System musculoskeletal
Musculoskeletal and skeletal conditions, such as herniated discs and degenerative disc disease

Neurological Complications
Nervous system disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy

System of Respiration
Asthma and Lung Infections are conditions that affect the lungs and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Disorders of the Skin
Skin problems, such as cellulitis and hidradenitis suppurativa

Special Sensibilities and Language
Visual and auditory impairments, such as hearing loss and vision loss