What Conditions Qualify For Disability Benefits?

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You may have heard that getting approved for disability benefits is hard, and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) tends to deny applications – at least the first time an application is presented. While the statistics do show most applications are not initially approved, the number of workers who receive benefits by seeking reconsideration or asking for a hearing is great. If you are disabled you should not focus too tightly on the stories you have heard about denials, but on what it will take to have your application approved. We are here to help increase your chances of success, and work aggressively on your behalf to get you the benefits you need. To start the process you will need to have medical evidence of a disability, and this comes from your treating physician. To that end, you might be wondering what types of conditions qualify, and some of the more common disabilities are listed below.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), is paid out to disabled workers who prove they have a disabling condition. The conditions are listed in what the SSA refers to as the blue book, and includes:

• Bone and joint disorders.
• Musculoskeletal problems.
• Vision or hearing loss.
• Asthma.
• Cystic Fibrosis.
• Other respiratory illnesses.
• Liver disease.
• Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders.
• Mental illness; including depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.
• Autism.
• HIV/AIDS.
• Arthritis.
• Kidney disease.
• Lupus.

If you suffer from a condition not on this list, you are not automatically denied benefits. Instead, you can qualify for SSDI by meeting other medical criteria. For instance, if you have medical support of a disability that limits your daily activity and renders you incapable of working, that condition may qualify for benefits. The key is to provide reliable medical proof of not only the disability, but of how that disability limits and prevents you from working. Let us review your case and help you today.

If you have questions about what conditions qualify for disability, contact our office for help. You can reach us online today for more information or by phone at 855-727-6353.