You may be wondering if the condition you are experiencing is considered a disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA). For your condition to be a disability that qualifies for disability benefits, you must meet the SSA's Blue Book.
How Does My Condition Qualify as a Disability?
The SSA uses their own set of guidelines to determine when a condition is considered disabling, qualifying the applicant for disability benefits. These guidelines can be found the in the Blue Book.
The Blue Book is made up of 14 different categories, each with multiple listings that explain how specific conditions qualify for disability benefits. You can use these listings to determine how your specific condition qualifies. You can also use the Blue Book listing to determine what medical evidence you need to help support your claim.
How To Get Help with Your Claim
If you need assistance filing for disability benefits, an attorney may be able to help. A disability lawyer can help you collect evidence and file your claim. They can also help you file appeals. To get connected with an independent, participating attorney that takes cases in your area, complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page.
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