What medical conditions qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

Many medical conditions qualify for Social Security disability benefits, but you must be able to meet certain medical requirements. To learn more about specific medical conditions click here. You are required to provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with medical evidence from acceptable sources that show that you are impaired and the degree of your impairment.

The SSA maintains a list of conditions that it considers disabling and that potentially qualify applicants for disability benefits. This listing of impairments, which includes both physical and mental conditions, is detailed in the Social Security Blue Book. There are 14 broad categories of impairments, each with specific medical requirements that an applicant must meet for each condition in order to be determined disabled.

More than 10 million people receive Social Security disability benefits each year. For the SSA to consider you disabled, your condition must be permanent or expected to result in death, and it must severely or totally impede your capacity to work. Of all impairments, the following five are the most common types for which people are awarded benefits.

  • Musculoskeletal and connective tissue conditions ( back, hip, knee and shoulder impairments)  
  • Mental conditions (About one-third of disability recipients have a mental disorder diagnosis, according to the SSA. These include issues such as mood disorders, memory loss, impaired mental functioning and schizophrenia).
  • Heart and Vascular Conditions  (heart failure, heart attacks, peripheral vascular disease).
  • Cancers (breast cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, and lung cancer).
  • Neurological Issues (stroke, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, blindness and hearing loss).

Even though these are the medical conditions most likely to qualify for disability, there are literally hundreds of medical impairments that may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.  The best way to determine if your medical conditions qualify for Social Security disability benefits is to call Chad Brown Law today for a Free Case Evaluation.  Call Chad Brown Law today (336) 962-5373 to see if your medical conditions qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Our firm focuses on three practice areas: Disability, Personal Injury, and Eminent Domain. Every practice area has attorneys who have expertise in their respective area of practice. 

Chad Brown is a North Carolina Board Certified Social Security disability law specialist. Mr. Brown helps Social Security disability claimants at all stages of the disability process. He also works with people that have Long Term Disability denials and with people that are injured by drugs and defective medical products.

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