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Disability Conditions

Thousands of People with Disabilities are eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits. How about yours?


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.

What Disorders Qualify for Disability?

Degenerative disc disease, advanced cancer stages, and respiratory illnesses, including COPD, stroke, and heart failure, are a few of the more typical conditions that qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

There are tens of thousands of conditions that make someone disabled. Your illness must match one of those listed in the SSA’s Blue Book, which is a list of conditions and the requirements necessary to be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.

You may find out specifically what is required and what the SSA considers while considering each condition for disability in the SSA’s Blue Book.

When determining whether your condition qualifies for disability benefits, the SSA will review medical documentation, including x-rays, MRIs, and doctor’s notes, to determine whether your condition is severe enough to prevent you from working for at least a year.

The SSA will declare you disabled, and you will be entitled to apply for Social Security disability benefits if your disability fulfills the requirements of that listing.

Clicking on the name of the disease will take you to a page that provides complete information about symptoms, diagnoses, and SSA disability requirements for that specific condition if you believe you are disabled and want to learn more about applying for Social Security Disability with any of the following conditions. You can also fill out an evaluation form that’s free of charge to see whether you qualify.

Conditions for SSDI and SSI eligibility include:

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

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

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

Genitourinary Impairments
Impaired reproductive organs and urinary system, including those that require dialysis, such as renal disease.

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

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

 Malignant or Neoplastic Diseases
This applies to a variety of types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer.

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

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

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

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

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

Skin Disorders
Skin problems, such as cellulitis and hidradenitis suppurativa

Special Senses and Speech
Visual and auditory impairments, such as hearing loss and vision loss


How to File a Social Security Disability Application

Online at the SSA website, an application for Social Security disability is the simplest to complete. The application process for Social Security disability benefits is easy to understand. When you file your Social Security disability application, the SSA will let you know what documentation is required.

Your Social Security disability application can be started and stopped whenever it’s convenient for you. It is advised to include as much medical documentation of your condition as you can when applying for Social Security disability benefits.

You are more likely to be eligible and have your Social Security disability claim granted if the SSA has more medical proof supporting your claim. You should receive a response from the SSA with their decision regarding your initial Social Security disability application within 3 to 5 months of submitting it. If the SSA denies your request for disability, you do have the option of appealing their judgment.

You May Be Eligible for $3,345 Each Month! Receive a Free Disability Evaluation

The initial application process for Social Security disability benefits might be difficult. Because of this, regardless of your diagnosis, you might want to consult a lawyer or disability advocate when submitting a claim.

An attorney can help clarify the procedure and, if necessary, represent your case in court. Your eligibility for Social Security is based on your medical eligibility and how seriously your condition impairs your ability to work.

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