Musculoskeletal System | Special Senses and Speech | Respiratory System | Cardiovascular System | Digestive System | Genitourinary System | Hematological Disorders | Skin Disorders | Endocrine System | Congenital Disorders | Neurological System | Mental Disorders | Cancer and Malignant Neoplastic Diseases | Immune System

What Qualifies As A Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a list of impairments in order to evaluate a person’s medical condition and determine what qualifies as a disability for Social Security benefits.

The list is utilized for the adult disability evaluation, which is characterized as the evaluation of any individual over the age of 18.

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List of Impairments That Qualify for Disability

There are 14 unique sections with plenty of disabilities listed in each section. These disabilities are recognized by the SSA in their disability Blue Book.

It is also important to note that your condition does not necessarily have to meet the exact definition of the listing to be considered for Social Security Disability benefits.

Musculoskeletal System

  • Amputation
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clubfoot
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dysautonomia
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture of an Upper Extremity
  • Fracture of the Femur, Tibia, Pelvis, or
  • One or More of the Tarsal Bones
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Replacement
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Major Dysfunction of a Joint
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Paralysis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Disorder
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Arachnoiditis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Torn ACL
  • Whiplash

Special Senses and Speech

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Loss of Speech
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Otolaryngology (Hearing Loss)
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Vision Loss

Respiratory System

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Restrictive Ventilatory Disease
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung Transplant
  • Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other
  • Chronic Persistent Infections of the Lungs
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
  • Varicose Veins

Cardiovascular System

  • Aneurysm of Aorta or Major Branches
  • Artery Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Blood Clots
  • Chest Pain
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplants
  • Heart Valve Disorder
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia
  • Syndrome (POTS)
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Recurrent Arrhythmias
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Symptomatic Congenital Heart Disease
  • Syncope/Fainting

Digestive System

  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging
  • Gastroparesis
  • GERD
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Stomach Pain
  • Ulcers
  • Wilson’s Disease

Genitourinary System

  • Chronic Obstructive Uropathy
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Nephrotic Syndrome

Hematological Disorders

  • Aplastic Anemias with Bone Marrow and
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Coagulation Defects and Hemophilia
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Chronic Granulocytopenia
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Thrombocytopenia
  • Gilbert’s Syndrome
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Liver Transplants
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Skin Disorders

  • Bullous Diseases
  • Burns
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Skin Diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Genetic Photosensitivity Disorders
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Ichthyosis
  • Psoriasis

Endocrine System

  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperfunction of Adrenal Cortex
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Obesity
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatic Gland Disorders
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pituitary Gland Disorders
  • Thyroid Gland Disorders

Congenital Disorders

  • Caudal Regression Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Insomnia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dwarfism
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Hereditary Telangiectasia
  • Mosaic/Non-mosaic Down Syndrome
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome)

Neurological System

  • Anterior Poliomyelitis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS orLou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Convulsive Epilepsy
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dystonia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-convulsive Epilepsy
  • Parkinsonian Syndrome
  • Polio
  • Pseudobulbar Affect
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug Addiction
  • Dysthymia
  • Memory Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Organic Mental Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Cancer and Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Islet Cell Cancer
  • Lung Cancer and Social Security
  • Disability
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myelofibrosis (Myeloproliferative
  • Syndrome)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Salivary Cancer
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Injury (Burns)
  • Stomach CancerThymoma
  • Trabecular Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Tumors

Immune System

  • Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Polymyositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjorgen’s Syndrome
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Undifferentiated and Mixed Connective
  • Tissue Disease

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Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    1. Do you expect to be out of work for at least 12 months?

    2. Did you earn taxable income for 5 of the last 10 years?

    3. Are you currently receiving disability benefits?

    4. Have you seen a doctor within the last 12 months?

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