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Social Security Disabling Conditions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) awards Social Security Disability benefits based on the type of disabling condition the claimant is suffering from. These are conditions that affect an individuals ability to gain substantial employment. The SSA's impairment listing manual, also known as the "Blue Book," contains a list of these conditions. If you are suffering from one of these conditions, then you maybe eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Fill out your information to receive a free case evaluation. Start the disability benefits process today.

Here are a few examples of conditions that can qualify:

  • Musculoskeletal issues, for example fractures to the back.
  • Cardiovascular conditions, such as coronary artery disease or heart failure.
  • Sense and voice difficulties, such as vision impairment and hearing loss.
  • Breathing conditions, such as COPD.

In addition to the disabling conditions, the SSA also has a list of 88 conditions that automatically qualify for disability benefits under the Compassionate Allowances program. The Compassionate Allowances program is intended to expedite the application process for those with severe medical conditions.

Listed below are the Disabling Conditions recognized by the SSA. These are conditions listed in the Blue Book that may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

How To Qualify for Disability Benefits

In order to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, you must first have worked in the US. You also must have a   medical disorder that fits the Social Security criteria of disability. In addition, you must be expected to be out of work for a year or longer.

The amount of job credits that you need to apply for SSDI depends on your age before you become ill. Generally, you require 40 credits, 20 of which have been obtained in the last 10 years of the year you became disabled. However, younger employees could be eligible with fewer credits.

Benefits normally continue until you are able to work on a daily basis again. There are also a set of special laws, named 'working incentives,' which allows you to continue receiving benefits and health care services to help you make the transition back to work.

If you receive Social Security Disability Payments before you reach maximum retirement age, the disability benefits will automatically be converted to retirement benefits, but the payment will remain the same.

Cardiovascular System

Digestive System

Endocrine System

Genitourinary Impairments

Hematological Disorders

Immune System Disorders

Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

Mental Disorders

Multiple Body System Impairments

Musculoskeletal System

Neurological Problems

Respiratory System

Skin Disorders

Special Senses and Speech