2022 Disabling Conditions

Welcome to Disability Benefits Help, an organization committed to helping claimants across the United States receive approval for disability benefits.

Since applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult process, a disability attorney or advocate may increase your chances of being awarded benefits by helping accurately and favorably complete the complex paperwork, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and providing you with representation at a hearing. After submitting our web form, you will receive a 100% FREE evaluation of your disability claim. Disability attorneys and advocates receive compensation if you are awarded back benefits. We have no affiliation with the Social Security Administration, the agency at which you can apply for Social Security disability at no cost.

What Conditions Qualify for Disability?

There are numerous conditions that can qualify for disability, some of the more common conditions that qualify for disability include; musculoskeletal disorders such as degenerative disc disease, advanced stages of cancer, respiratory conditions such as COPD, stroke and heart failure.

There are thousands of conditions that qualifies someone for disability. In order to for your condition to qualify for disability, it needs to match a listing in the SSA’s Blue Book, which is the list of conditions and the criteria its needs in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Each condition in the SSA’s Blue Book will tell you exactly what is needed and what the SSA looks for when they are evaluating that condition for disability.

When the SSA is evaluating your application to see if your condition qualifies for disability, it will look at medical evidence such as x-rays, MRIs and doctors’ notes to see if your condition is so severe that you will no longer be able to work for at least twelve months.

If your disability meets the criteria of that listing, the SSA will deem you disabled and you will be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Disabling Conditions Eligible for Social Security Disability

Contained on this page is a listing of disabling conditions that can be considered severe enough by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to qualify a person for Social Security disability benefits. These conditions can interfere with an individual’s ability to achieve gainful employment, thereby making that person eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits.

Many of these conditions are described in the impairment listing manual, or "Blue Book," used by state-run Disability Determination Services (DDS) to determine whether or not a person meets the SSA's criteria for total disability. Claimants who meet the eligibility criteria for a condition listed in the Blue Book should be awarded benefits through the Social Security Disability application process.

In addition to the Blue Book conditions listed below, individuals may qualify for disability benefits under one of the SSA's 200+ Compassionate Allowance listings. Through the Compassionate Allowance initiative, claimants suffering from extremely severe medical conditions may qualify for expedited consideration of their Social Security Disability claim, thereby drastically reducing the waiting period before approval.

If you believe that you are disabled and would like to know more about applying for Social Security Disability with any of the following conditions, please click on the name of the disease for detailed information about symptoms, diagnoses, and SSA disability criteria for that particular condition. Additionally, you can complete a free evaluation form to find out if you qualify. Conditions that qualify for SSDI and SSI include:

Cardiovascular System

Conditions of the heart, such as High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure and Blood Clots

Digestive System

Digestive disorders, such as Crohn's Disease, and Hepatitis.

Endocrine System

Conditions of the glands that secrete hormones, such as Thyroid Disorders and Obesity

Genitourinary Impairments

Impairments concerning the reproductive organs and urinary system, including ones requiring Dialysis such as Renal Disease.

Hematological Disorders

Blood disorders, such as Chronic Anemia and Sickle Cell Disease

Immune System Disorders

Conditions of the immune system, including HIV and Lupus

Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

This concerns various forms of Cancer, including Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer

Mental Disorders

Mental illnesses, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Schizophrenia

Multiple Body System Impairments

Conditions that affect multiple body systems, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Musculoskeletal System

Conditions that affect the muscular and skeletal systems, including Herniated Discs and Degenerative Disc Disease

Neurological Problems

Disorders of the body's nervous system, including Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy

Respiratory System

Concerning the lungs and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, such as Asthma and Lung Infections

Skin Disorders

Problems of the skin, including Cellulitis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Special Senses and Speech

Impairments concerning sight and hearing, such as Hearing Loss and Vision Loss

How to Apply for Social Security Disability

The easiest way to apply for Social Security disability is online at the SSA’s website. The application process is simple and straightforward. The SSA will let you know everything it needs when you submit your application.

You can start and stop at your convenience. When you are applying for Social Security disability, it is recommended to present as much medical evidence of your condition as possible.

The more medical evidence the SSA has, the more likely you are to qualify and be approved for Social Security disability. Once your initial application is completed, you should hear back from the SSA within 3 to 5 months with their decision. You do have the option of appealing the SSA’s decision if it is denied initially.

You Could Be Entitled to $3,148 Per Month! Get a Free Disability Evaluation

It can be a challenge to qualify for Social Security disability, especially in the initial application process. Because of that, you may want to speak with an attorney when applying for a claim, regardless of your diagnosis.

Qualifying for Social Security is determined by your medical eligibility and how severely your condition affects your ability to work--an attorney can help explain the process and represent your case in court if need be.

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Last Updated: 1/19/2022

 

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