What Types of Conditions Automatically Qualify For Social Security Disability?

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Every type of disability is evaluated differently by social security



The Social Security Administration handles millions of disability cases every year. The following list represents the most common conditions that qualify for  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSA employs a basic definition of what it means to be “disabled” under their rules, as well as a complex process known as the "five step process"  to determine whether you are disabled under their rules. So, while the definition and process are the same, each type of medical condition is evaluated differently. Specifically, SSA has broken down the human body and mind into 14 impairment listings that define what it means to be disabled under each of those categories. These impairment categories are assessed at Step 3 of the 5 step sequential evaluation used by Social Security. The most common types of disabling conditions are listed here:

Listing 1.00 Musculoskeletal System Disorders

Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Spinal Stenosis
Arthritis
Spinal Disorders
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gout
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Scoliosis


Listing 2.00 Special Senses & Speech


Blindness or Vision Loss
Hearing Loss
Speech Impairment or Loss


Listing 3.00 Respiratory System Disorders


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Asthma
Cystic Fibrosis

Listing 4.00 Cardiovascular System Disorders


Congestive Heart Failure
Hearty Disease
Heart Transplant
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Aortic Anueurism


Listing 5.00 Digestive System Disorders


Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging
Chronic Liver Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Liver Transplantation


Listing 6.00 Genitourinary Impairments


Kidney or Renal Filure
Nephrotic Syndrome

Listing 7.00 Hematological Disorders


Chronic Anemia
Sickle Cell Disease
Blood Disorers

Listing 8.00 Skin Disorders


Chronic Skin Infections
Dermatitis
Burns

Listing 9.00 Endocrine Disorders


Pituitary Gland Disorders
Thyroid Disorders
Diabetes
Hyperglycemia
Hypoglycemia

Listing 10.00 Impairments That Affect Multiple Body Systems

Mosaic Down Syndrome

Non Mosaic Down Syndrome

Lyme Disease



Listing 11.00 Neurological Disorders


Epilepsy
Parkinson's Disease
Cerebral Palsey
Multiple Sclerosis
ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Cerebra Trauma or Traumatic Brain Injury
Neuropathy


Listing 12.00 Mental Disorders


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety Disorder
Alcoholism or drug addiction
Bi-Polar disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mental Retardation
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective disorder
Depression
Autism

Listing 13.00 Malignant Neoplastic Diseases


Cancer
skin cancer
lymphoma
myeloma
Breast cancer
lung cancer
testicular cancer
mesothelioma
esophageal cancer
stomach cancer
prostrate cancer
cervical cancer
ovarian cancer
colon cancer


Listing 14.00 Immune System Disorders


Lupus
Scleroderma
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Inflammatory Arthritis
Sjogren's syndrome


Common Impairments With No Medical Listing


Fibromyalgia
Morbid obesity
Chronic pain

We Know How to Win These Cases


At The Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C.  we have extensive experience with each of the above medical conditions and we know how to get these types of disability claims approved. If you want to speak with an experienced Connecticut Social Security Disability lawyer  contact us now to get started. Let us put our expertise to work for you!


 

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